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Hi all....a probably quite basic question for you regarding external hard drives...
I have an old 40gb laptop that i have hardly any space left on, so until i get a new laptop i was thinking of getting an external hard drive.
I have opted for one of the 2tb Seagate ones from our local Maplins here in the UK. I was going to stick most of my photos and videos of my kids, so as to free up my old laptop a bit.
I spoke to Maplins today, asking them if anything went wrong with the external hard drive, is the data recoverable? They said they'd just replace the hard drive, but the data wouldn't be under warranty. They said the idea of an external hard drive was to back your data up, so you had it still on your laptop.
Well thats no good to me as i have no space left on my computer.
What i'm asking is, can i still get the data back off of the drive if it stops working for any reason? Don't particularly want to buy a laptop AND a hard drive, but will if i have to. My daughters are really getting into their music and photography so i'm going to need a bit of space.
The data will be recoverable on your external hard drive for sure.
All they're saying is that the sale of the drive does not guarantee your data will be safe if the drive screws up, but it will be recoverable, he's just covering the shop as they're only selling the drive, not data security
Even somewhere like PC world can retrieve your data for you.