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Copying a hard drive

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This weekend I upgraded my 250GB hard drive to a 500GB hard drive in my main computer. I’ve done this countless times with little effort but this experience was anything but pleasant.

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Seagate lowers warranty on bare drives to 3 years

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Just received this in my email; another victim of the current financial market, support. For products purchased on or after January 3, 2009, the limited warranty period for consumer electronics, notebook and personal storage bare drives sold to Seagate Authorized Distributors will be changed from 5 to 3 years. Seagate believes that the new warranty period and terms better reflect current industry standards. Seagate enterprise drives and Seagate and Maxtor external retail products that have 5-year warranty periods will not be affected by this change.

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Bad advice in PC Mag’s Ultimate PC Upgrade Guide

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Reading the October 2008 issue of PC Magazine and got angry at some crappy advice in their upgrade guide.  First issue is they call it the “ultimate” guide on the cover but open the magazine and it’s now called “PC Magazine’s Essential Upgrade Guide” and is a total of five pages.  Page 74 tells you to upgrade your hard drive and then suggests buying Norton Ghost 14 for $70 to copy over the contents of your old drive to your new larger drive.  Yes Ghost does other things but they…read more

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