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Ive had a few WD IDE drives click over time, and a green IDE drive overheat from past experience. now days I use 2 500gb Seagate drives both for storage (one in sig rig, one in lan rig paired w/velociraptor for os) and haven't had a problem yet. there was a time I was considering going for a cheap controller and Seagate SAS drive. honestly I've never gotten what all the fuss is about, perhaps it's just with higher density drives, but I see it as a challenge to fill up that kind of space. don't kick it till ya try it.
    
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post #102 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by caraboose View Post
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...drives-failing

That should be enough said...

Their 5400.x drives are fine, along with their old 7200.10 and less, their 7200.11 and .12s may be fast - but they suck ass.

Edit, ah and some personal experience, I've had to RMA 54 7200.11's (50 of them were recertified, but still)
That is from two years ago, times change as well as product quality. Those issues were fixed well over a year ago and there haven't been any real issues with their drives since. I still prefer f3's but seagate is in no way bad nowadays.
Edited by scyy - 5/3/11 at 7:20pm
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Pretty sure my Seagate 160gig IDE Barracuda is still running like the day I bought it 5 years ago. So I think this is great and I'd probably buy one.
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Mmm, high density platters *drool* short stroking.

Also, my 500GB 7200.11 is still running like a champ after 3 years
And even though I had one of my F3's fail on me while in Raid0 within the first month I got them, I'd still buy one again.
 
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dubya tee eff is with all this Seagate hate?
i have 2 seagate drives (SATA I and IDE), both 250GB from 2005 and 2004 and they still work fine.
actually my seagate drive from 2003 (IDE, 160GB) died last year.
idk whats wrong with your drives.
did they loose their quality over the years?
    
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Is seagate really this bad now? I remember when it was the best, easily.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Is seagate really this bad now? I remember when it was the best, easily.
Their last 3 major drive lines (7200.11, 7200.12, & MomentusXT's) have all had issues. It's not that they are so bad now, they've just had a really bad run as of late.

Though that's almost normal in the HDD world. I wouldn't expect to have a turnaround for another year though.
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The .12 has had issues? This is the first I've heard of this.
    
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lol at all the hate. Over the last 10 years for every Seagate that Ive had fail me or a client so did one Western Digital. I have no love nor hate for either side. Crap happens with anything mechanical or electronic. In this case both
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Quote:
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The .12 has had issues? This is the first I've heard of this.
They had two bad batches (I don't remember which months) but a large number of them from select months died in large.

A lot of people turned away from Seagate at that point. It also didn't help that Samsung's F3 drives were so popular in terms of price to performance while beating the Seagates.
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