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Frustration through the roof! Is seagate really this bad!?

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So heres the story, I bought the components for my build in December. Two months later my seagate harddrive crashed. I lost a butt load of data, but I took it like a man and RMAed the POS. Got a new one from newegg and everything is fine and dandy.

Today I fired up my new motherboard and what does it say about my seagate? Its a warning that its going bad! Seriously its been three months, I wanna cry! WHY! I was so happy and they ruined it!

Is seagate really this bad? I for one am never buying another hard drive from them, to much pain and sorrow.

So im prob going to replace it with a WD black, when I get the funds. UGH. But when I do, how do I transfer the data? Just plug it in and cut and paste?
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Seagate is really that bad. Try to get your hard drives locally, less shipping and "handling", the better.
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Yes, Seagate (and soon Samsung as well, seeing as they sold their HDD division to Seagate) is that bad, but WD Blacks are the most failure-prone of WD's line. They're more reliable, but still.
Edited by AblueXKRS - 5/15/11 at 11:39pm
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They aren't bad, they're just known for unreliability, like REALLY unreliable. You may just have horrible luck, haha.
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Yep Seagates are terrible. Earlier Samsungs and WD drivers were far superior. Hitachi actually makes decent ones too. I've used over 10 hitachi drives and every one of them works to this day and are pretty fast, for the money.
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I had a Seagate drive that failed and lost a lot of data. The lesson I learned is to back up your data onto a separate drive.
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Seagate is really that bad. Try to get your hard drives locally, less shipping and "handling", the better.
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Yes, Seagate (and soon Samsung as well, sing as they sold their HDD division to Seagate) is that bad, but WD Blacks are the most failure-prone of WD's line. They're more reliable, but still.
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They aren't bad, they're just known for unreliability, like REALLY unreliable. You may just have horrible luck, haha.
I have 2x 250GB seagate HDDs that have been running for almost 3 years now with no problems at all. One is my Windoze HDD, the other is storage. I also have a 750GB WD HD for Linux and more storage.

In other words, I've never understood the hate against seagate. Some HDD's go bad. Some don't.
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Yes, Seagate (and soon Samsung as well, sing as they sold their HDD division to Seagate) is that bad, but WD Blacks are the most failure-prone of WD's line. They're more reliable, but still.
Ahh Don't say that. I just installed my new WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB Yesterday
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I have 2x 250GB seagate HDDs that have been running for almost 3 years now with no problems at all. One is my Windoze HDD, the other is storage. I also have a 750GB WD HD for Linux and more storage.

In other words, I've never understood the hate against seagate. Some HDD's go bad. Some don't.
No matter how much you defend Seagate with your personal experiences, there's documented proof that Seagate has a ridiculously large failure rate out of all the other companies.

As I said, they aren't bad, they're just unreliable.
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I have 2x 250GB seagate HDDs that have been running for almost 3 years now with no problems at all. One is my Windoze HDD, the other is storage. I also have a 750GB WD HD for Linux and more storage.

In other words, I've never understood the hate against seagate. Some HDD's go bad. Some don't.
This is a flawed statement. I know someone who went through 4 Seagate drives in a month, both originals being RMA'd. Look on the forums, most failures are Seagate related.

You might as well say that you've had sex with a lot of prostitutes and never got an STD, so you don't understand what the fuss is about.

I'm not trying to be confrontational, just explaining the issue. I hope it didn't come out in an offensive manner. (been having trouble with that lately)
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