DONT BUY FREE AGENT DESKS

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  1. thc42O
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    mine just failed -.- no Led at power not recognized by wii / windows xp / windows vista

    sending it back to them atleast its under warranty till 2013

    do you think a wbfs drive will void the warranty?

    Will they be smart enough to know about WBFS?

    Or when promted to "format disk" as it asks u that everytime u hook a wbfs drive to windows will they just assume that was the problem [​IMG]
     


  2. tj_cool

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    It would really amaze me if they know what WBFS is
     
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    thats what i figure aswell, im gunna ship it tomorow same day delivery fedex and get my new on in probably 3 days [​IMG]
    good thing all my games are on discs aswell [​IMG]
     
  4. techboy

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    Like tj said, they won't have a clue what file system WBFS is. My friend bought one of these and it also died, so the reliability is apparently not very good on them. He called them and they said they'd take it for warranty, but he just returned it to the store. He doesn't have any drive now (put the money toward an XBox 360).

    I use a regular IDE HDD in a cheap case right now. Works great, although noisy, since the drive is a 60GB from 2001...I need a bigger (and quieter) drive.
     
  5. Richy Freeway

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    They won't care what filesystem you've been using.
     
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    they don't bother to check disks, they just send you a new once they receive your broken one. Occasionally, they even send it before you send yours with the return envelope. Seagate use to be good but now Western Digital is better.
     
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    OMG I NO EVURY FREE AGENT DICK DYES RITE WEN U USE IT CUZ DEY R DA WORSTEST THATS Y THEY HAVE SUCH A GREAT WARRENTY.
     
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    Funny you should say that ..... bought a WD My Book Essential 1TB on friday ...... by sunday it was dead!!! lol
     
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    hmm been using the 500 gig I bought at wally world for a month kids and wife play it everyday like 10 hrs a day and works just fine for me except you have to unplug it and replug for usb loader to work
     
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    I had a 500GB WD My book that died after 10 months of use. My seagate drive is still going strong 3 years later.
     
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    Damn you guys are scaring me... LOL. I have a WD my book 320 gig with alot of shit on it. Don't have a drive yet for the Wii. I have been trying to decide what to buy at the Wally World.
     
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    I didn't want a Free Agent Desk anyways.
     
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    from what iv'e heard freeagent go are good cos they don't have spindown issues unlike wd. you must have just bought a dud it happens you know.
     
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    a faulty hard drive is a faulty hard drive, irespective of the file system, even if they could prove that you had used wbfs, it wouldnt stop them being liable for a faulty hard drive.

    As for Gary Glitter, he wasnt really into Wii, he was into something a little more suspect. I think we all would have shipped him off to the rozza's.
     
  16. thc42O
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    using this exact drive
     
  17. Matt93

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    I just had a Seagate Freeagent fail on me too. Right out of the box. I would have done research to find a good hard drive but it was a gift. They have an extensive history of overheating, since the hard drive is in a sealed case with very poor ventilation. I started a large file transfer and "Delayed Write Failures" began appearing and the thing overheated and fried itself. Great quality, I tell you!

    Just take a look.
     
  18. FenrirWolf

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    Nor did I. XD
     
  19. 576ZR673tf

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    I am very happy with my Freeagent. Don't tell people to 'not buy' something basing on ur one and only experience. It's no useful message.
     
  20. Valgreen

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    holy shit...i hope you were just posting that for jokes. it only makes you look like a tool when you post something with such bad grammar... or is that what is being taught now in the US?

    anyways... i have heard of issues with free agent hardware.. i prefer name brand stuff myself (maxtor, seagate enclosures to name a few)

    they shouldnt care what is on your disk, it should get replaced no questions asked. that is usually how RMA works for drives...