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Summary: Data corruption is a fact of life for all systems - but only large systems get a statistically significant sample. Amazon, home of the world’s largest cloud storage system, sees it all and concludes: trust nothing!

While most computer users naively think - hope! - their data is safe, Internet-scale operations are all too aware of the reality.

Every time Storage Bits writes about data corruption, readers can be counted on to proclaim they’ve never seen it. But people’s memories are lousy, and few realize how many ways data corruption can manifest itself.

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HAHA, Ex Microsoft Employee Spills da beans!
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Everytime I see data corruption I can't help but think about how seagate is crap.
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Is the point of this article that consumer trends are reducing integrity of data, or that it was always shaky and nothing is being done to insure it further?

Also, while the article insists it, how many of you have errors that you think could be explained by corruption? I very rarely have to re-downoad anything, have programs crash, documents lose data or become unreadable, etc.

I mean very rarely, less than 10 times in as many years. If the scale and importance of data corruption are minimal for end users, why not just make expensive enterprise solutions for people who have mission critical things that have to remain absolutely stable.
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Everytime I see data corruption I can't help but think about how seagate is crap.

For the love of crap people, it was one firmware flaw! Get the hell over it already.


One, very old, firmware flaw at that. The 7200.12s from Seagate are just as stable as any other mainline, non-enterprise grade, drive from any manufacturer.
    
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For the love of crap people, it was one firmware flaw! Get the hell over it already.
One, very old, firmware flaw at that. The 7200.12s from Seagate are just as stable as any other mainline, non-enterprise grade, drive from any manufacturer.

ONE FLAW

Thousands of drives.

I lost about 4tb of data. One error cost me a **** load of $$$. I will never get over it, and I recommand people to buy real drives, not the cheapest ones.
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Everytime I see data corruption I can't help but think about how seagate is crap.

I bet you don't realize that EVERY hdd manufacturer has updated firmware which fixes corruption issue headscratch.gif
 
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ONE FLAW
Thousands of drives.
I lost about 4tb of data. One error cost me a **** load of $$$. I will never get over it, and I recommand people to buy real drives, not the cheapest ones.

I feel you, but you have data worth a boatload of cash on same model mechanical drives only?

I even keep my photos and music on tertiary DVD backup.
    
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I bet you don't realize that EVERY hdd manufacturer has updated firmware which fixes corruption issue headscratch.gif

I do realize that there are updates for all firwares from all the manufacturer, what I don't understand is that the 4 drives died in less than 12 hours.
Firmware flaw or small error, seagate has lost his credibility for me.

And now they are mainly used in Acer's computer, way to keep going down IMO.
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Everytime I see data corruption I can't help but think about how seagate is crap.

I do realize that there are updates for all firwares from all the manufacturer, what I don't understand is that the 4 drives died in less than 12 hours.
Firmware flaw or small error, seagate has lost his credibility for me.

And now they are mainly used in Acer's computer, way to keep going down IMO.

I find this extreme, I'd buy a Seagate hard disk drives as my first choice 9 times out of 10, the only exception is when Samsung was offering at a lower price...

The only thing that annoys me about Hard Drive Makers is PRICE FIXING, which is extremely annoying, I mean they all cost roughly the same for the same offerings, it's like one person is setting the prices on all the drives.

GRRRR!
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