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Seagate Barracuda: Bad Ratings (Why)?

post #1 of 9
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There is a 1 TB Seagate Barracuda for $114.99, 64 cache, 7200 RPM, SATA III, but it has 20% one egg ratings at Newegg.com. Why is that? Granted, there are only 60 reviews, but still, I believe anything over 10% is too high. What's your take on this item?
post #2 of 9
I wouldn't consider 20% too bad considering the amount of trolls that come to Newegg just to give a product a bad rating. I remember buying some corsair ram that was supposedly bad and I've had no problems with it.
Edited by coldroll - 3/2/12 at 7:10pm
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I wouldn't consider 20% too bad considering the amount of trolls that come to Newegg just too give a product a bad rating. I remember buying some corsair ram that was supposedly bad and I've had no problems with it.

I am bit suspicious as to why it's so cheap compared to other brands with its specs. Western Digital Caviar Black I TB is $149.99. What's your opinion on this?
post #4 of 9
Well the hard drive prices are high because of a flood that happened in Thailand not that long ago, also can you post the url of the site? Also make sure the reviews are from actual registered Newegg buyers, from what I can see it's a fairly good hard drive although the Western digital hard drive is 5% faster but for that price I'd just get the Segate.
post #5 of 9
I've used about a dozen Seagate barracuda 7200.xx drives and never had a single problem. Maxtor drives dropped like flies for me, and I've only had a very few WD drives so I don't form an opinion on those. But I see nothing wrong with them personally, I have a 7200.12 1TB that is at least 3 years old and it still works flawlessly. NewEgg reviews are very suspect, one guy who has a bad time will post with 25 different accounts just to be a butthole.
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Well the hard drive prices are high because of a flood that happened in Thailand not that long ago, also can you post the url of the site? Also make sure the reviews are from actual registered Newegg buyers, from what I can see it's a fairly good hard drive although the Western digital hard drive is 5% faster but for that price I'd just get the Segate.

So I guess I have to Google away for a bit more info. Looks like I'll just skip the mechanical HDD and just use my 128 GB SSD. 128 GB is all I need. But I'm stilled enticed by the $114 Seagate.

WD Caviar Black are the same prices: Amazon, TD, NE. http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-Desktop/dp/B0036Q7MV0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330745272&sr=8-1
Edited by Kanivakil - 3/2/12 at 7:35pm
post #7 of 9
I've owned Seagate drives in the past. I have never had a problem with them myself.

I have "heard" that newer Seagate drives have a higher failure rate than Western Digital or Samsung. I don't know how much truth there is in this since I opted for Samsung anyway and didn't look into it much. But look at the reviews... are the negative reviews from "verified owners". Newegg puts the label there only for people that have bought the specified product from them. So trolls coming through just to give bad reviews will not have the label. They are easy to spot.

Also look at what they had to say. Was it a legitimate problem, or were they just ignorant and didn't know what they were talking about? I see that sometimes too...
post #8 of 9
I have the drive you're talking about and have no issues with it. I also have about 4-5 other Seagate drives in use. I've never had any Seagate drives fail but I have had 2 WD drives fail. Not that WD is a bad company, its just luck of the draw. Sometime you get a bad 1.
post #9 of 9
I've used several Seagate Barracudas and have had little to no problems with them. I had a RAID0 go bad with a pair of 500gb drives and Seagate replaced both drives with no hassle.

I don't necessarily always use the ratings on Newegg. Plus if you read the 1 egg ratings, most of them appear to be written by people who have less IQ than the individual you have as your avatar.
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