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Only drive that's ever failed on me legitimately (not dropped, unplugged while running, etc) was a Samsung HD103UI. I've had Seagate, WD, and Toshiba running in my rigs for years, no problems at all. I just turned my old HP desktop into a folding/spare rig. 100Gb Maxtor, running NON STOP since I bought it, before Vista was even released. Yes, Seagate had an issue with one revision, but it doesn't mean they're all bad. If someone says they had good luck, it's not flawed. It's the luck of the draw. No manufacturer is perfect.
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Biased? Did you even look at how many Seagates I said I owned? Nothing to do with biased, just luck of the draw IMO like I said. The 7200.11 series had a higher failure rate than normal too.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sea...ling,6844.html
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All HDD companies have had bad series before. However, the overall RMA rate is about the same within 1-2% of each other over the decades.
You eventually learn that when Ducky speaks, more often than not, he's right.
post #23 of 31
well heres my 2c take it for what it's worth...

I have a friend who was a temp for segate. He worked in their facility here in longmont CO. He says after working for them for 4 months he saw just how awful their quality control was. He would never buy another segate drive after working there.

Interesting fact... A segate 320gb drive is just a 500 gb drive with one failed platter out of the box. You could say the same for their weird numbered drives.... 750 GB etc.

Also he said that when he worked there about 1/8 of the drives that came new off the line failed completely. His job was testing drives before they were sold. If it was a 500GB with one bad platter he would label it as a 320 and disable one platter etc.

end of my 2C
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I used to work as a field technician servicing IBM office PC's, one of their small form factor PC's, the S51 (Pizza box) was prone to drive failures for some reason. I think possibly due to inadequate air flow and excessive heat. Anyways, I took a photo in the depot of a stack of different drives that failed. I can't tell you percentages or such, but this was the inventory of failed ones for about a month and IBM used numerous brands/models in the machines we worked on.

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If you don't want to lose your data back it up. I make sure everything I care about can stand at least one disc failure.
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Seagte isnt my first choice - and it seems they are pretty bad actually.

But I have one seagate running in my sig rig .. its 5 years old, and never one problem.

But yes, it seems like you are experiencing "the real segate experience"
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well heres my 2c take it for what it's worth...

I have a friend who was a temp for segate. He worked in their facility here in longmont CO. He says after working for them for 4 months he saw just how awful their quality control was. He would never buy another segate drive after working there.

Interesting fact... A segate 320gb drive is just a 500 gb drive with one failed platter out of the box. You could say the same for their weird numbered drives.... 750 GB etc.

Also he said that when he worked there about 1/8 of the drives that came new off the line failed completely. His job was testing drives before they were sold. If it was a 500GB with one bad platter he would label it as a 320 and disable one platter etc.

end of my 2C
The failed platter relabling is no different than what AMD does with tri and dual core processors. If they make a quadcore processor, and it has one defective core, they disable it and sell it as a tri-core. If two die, they sell it as a dual core.

As long as the manufacturer is willing to back up their products with a warranty, why should you care if the 320GB HDD you bought is really a 500GB HDD with a dead platter?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
well heres my 2c take it for what it's worth...

I have a friend who was a temp for segate. He worked in their facility here in longmont CO. He says after working for them for 4 months he saw just how awful their quality control was. He would never buy another segate drive after working there.

Interesting fact... A segate 320gb drive is just a 500 gb drive with one failed platter out of the box. You could say the same for their weird numbered drives.... 750 GB etc.

Also he said that when he worked there about 1/8 of the drives that came new off the line failed completely. His job was testing drives before they were sold. If it was a 500GB with one bad platter he would label it as a 320 and disable one platter etc.

end of my 2C
So Seagate is the AMD of HDD's

Edit: DOH. Ninja'd hardcore. I don't see a single problem with this, I'd find it hilarious though to find a way to bring those "dead" platters back to life.
Edited by jellis142 - 5/16/11 at 12:06am
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So Seagate is the AMD of HDD's
Beat you to it =]
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"Documented proof"? B.S.

All HDD companies have had bad series before. However, the overall RMA rate is about the same within 1-2% of each other over the decades.



What does it say exactly? Most people can't read a warning correctly.
Take this as virtual canon. Duckie is rational about these types of things.

Seagate is just as bad (or good) as everyone else.
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