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HDD is dying and SSD will be the tech that finally pulls the plug.
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HDD is dying and SSD will be the tech that finally pulls the plug.
I love SSDs, but HDD is hardly dying.
post #63 of 125
5TB OF FAIL!

Well hopefully with Seagate take over Samsungs HDD division, they will take some of samsungs tricks and make their drives more reliable

Would hate to have a FULL 5TB drive fail on me

[They should invent a drive with built in raid 5, each platter having it's own head to control
O wait, if one platter fails, there's no way of replacing it, mmm...
Atleast you'd be able to back up your data before drive fails completely]
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How about some bigger laptop drives. That Fit into a standard laptop. That is where my movie storage counts. lol.
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a) HDD will be the more cost effective storage solution for most of the decade, if not longer, imho

b) I don't care if seagate fits 3TB on a platter, ive had 3 out of 3 hard drives die on me, and my WD caviar black is doing perfectly fine. samsung does not make up for that amount of fail.
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They should invent a drive with built in raid 5, each platter having it's own head to control
O wait, if one platter fails, there's no way of replacing it, mmm...
Atleast you'd be able to back up your data before drive fails completely
You would need a gear system or multiple motors to control the arms independently. Besides, common HDD failures include spindle alignment, motor failure, or PCB burnout.... all would render the HDD inoperatable anyways.
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post #67 of 125
Hey guys, d'ya want more hard drive space?

*Crowd yells "YEAH!"*

Well buy Seagate!

*tumbleweed...)
    
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Originally Posted by N3G4T1v3 View Post
5TB OF FAIL!

Well hopefully with Seagate take over Samsungs HDD division, they will take some of samsungs tricks and make their drives more reliable

Would hate to have a FULL 5TB drive fail on me

[They should invent a drive with built in raid 5, each platter having it's own head to control
O wait, if one platter fails, there's no way of replacing it, mmm...
Atleast you'd be able to back up your data before drive fails completely]
If you're foolish enough to buy a 5tb drive and not have any sort of backup, then that is your own fault.

And that rule applies to ANY sized drive. If you're worried about data lose then make sure you have a backup plan, plain and simple.
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post #69 of 125
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Engineering. You can't just throw new platters into an existing HDD design and hope it works.

Enough with the Seagate fail... there are only two desktop HDD left now anyways. WD does not have a perfect record either.
Three actually, unless Toshiba sold to someone and I missed the news.
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im guessing all the seagate hate is created from people who have experienced failures from the 7200.11 drives from seagate... that thing failed hard!!! i bought 2 drives, one failed after 6 months, ruining my raid 0, the other died within 9 months still, they said it was a firmware problem...only problem is, both drives are no longer detected in the BIOS even if only i could change the firmware, i believe the drives should start working again...
I must have been lucky. I changed the firmware on my 7200.11 drive. It still works fine. *knock on wood*
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