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    Planning to get a 500Gb external harddisk. Missed out during the PC show in May.

    Of the three brands - Maxtor, Seagate and Western Digital, which one would you recommend ? I was told by a colleague that one of these offers a 5 years warranty and the other two offer a 3 years warranty, but she wasn't sure which one offered the 5 years warranty

    If you have any recommendations, that would be most appreciated.

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    I recently bought a Seagate with 5 years warranty (first 3 years 1-to-1 exchange).

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    grantyale,
    did you buy it from sim lim ? do you remember how much you paid for it ?
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    bought a 320GB Seagate a few months ago @ S$180. Quite good, but of course needs to be externally powered unlike the portable versions (which are therefore much much more expensive).

    Forget the IT show...the entire show is a hogwash...i bought mine a week or two later and realised the deals in the open retail market were much better than the IT show!! (including the prices of cams etc!!)

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    if i'm not wrong, now all offer 5 year. Normally 3 year 1-1, then its repair. yeps.
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    New Seagate "Free Agent" series looks good in price, design and capacity.
    but Seagate warranty starts rolling on the day it leaves factory (or is it manufactured?_?)... as for 1:1 exchange, some reseller only do that for the 1st year...
    after that you can still get 1:1 exchange with Seagate, but of cos those are refurbish stock...
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    You could go to funan as it is nearer to your workplace.

    Seagate (Free agent) and Western Digital (My book) seem not bad. External harddisk should be $260 or so. Seagate is 5 yrs. The rest I am not sure.

    Go to Cybermind, Fuwell or Laser.

    Alternatively, you could get those casing and internal hdd.

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    Thanks bin...

    Sim Lim is also near my workplace
    will go and take a look at Seagate and Western Digital. Thanks for the shops recommendations...
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    Western Digital Has very good design. But thier pricing is a bit ex.

    normally, 500gb shd be in the range of $200-300.

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    I'm using WD I-book 500GB fire wire. S$269 during IT Show. Happy with it so far.

    Seagate.....er... no comments. FYI, I had crashed 8 Seagate drives in a span of 15 years. another 1 year old 320Gb suddenly lost all my data.. even if they give me 10 to 1 exchange its still useless cos the data inside cost more that that.

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    I just got a Maxtor 500 Gig for 215 at Funan

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