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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007603%2050001077&IsNodeId=1&name=SAMSUNG



No more of the "Samsung by Seagate"


Guess their crappy reputation was tanking the Samsung drive sales
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I've not heard that Seagate has a crappy reputation. Infact I have a couple of their drives and they've been more reliable than my WD and Samsung drives.
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007603%2050001077&IsNodeId=1&name=SAMSUNG
No more of the "Samsung by Seagate"
Guess their crappy reputation was tanking the Samsung drive sales

How do you know Newegg didn't do this to avoid confusion?
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Originally Posted by Willhemmens View Post

I've not heard that Seagate has a crappy reputation.

They do.
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Infact I have a couple of their drives and they've been more reliable than my WD and Samsung drives.

A couple drives isn't a very big sample.
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I've not heard that Seagate has a crappy reputation. Infact I have a couple of their drives and they've been more reliable than my WD and Samsung drives.
Lucky you. That's not been the case for many of us.

I think slashing their warranty when they already have a questionable rep was a bad move. I certainly won't be purchasing 1yr warranty Seagate/Samsung drives.
     
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I was truly sad that Seagate purchased Samsung.


The 3x Samsung F3 I own have been fantastic drives so far (they're actually Samsung and not rebranded Seagate)
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Wow was this the wrong place to post. Can a guy not post without getting flamed?

All I said was that I didn't know Seagate had a "crappy reputation". I went on to say that I personally found that Seagate drives have actually been pretty reliable for me. That's all. I didn't say all Seagate drives are reliable as apparently they're not.

For the most part I buy WD drives as although you often pay the premium, they're what I favor.

Also if I was about to go out and buy a drive right now, it would be a WD Black for it's performance and 5 year warranty, I care about my data.
Edited by Willhemmens - 8/18/12 at 4:35am
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Wow was this the wrong place to post. Can a guy not post without getting flamed?
I re-read this thread, and I don't see any flames. Either a mod cleaned this up, or you're taking our comments directed at Seagate as being directed at you.

Not all Seagate drives are bad - I just took the plunge with a Momentus XT, because the reviews seem alright and it's no longer a product in its infancy. But for the past 4+ generations on all their product lines, Seagate hasn't pulled off a single good launch.

7200.10's - chirping, early death. (Luckily 5 year warranty, so it was inconvenient, but that's all. Too bad the replacements often died too. (Mine did))
7200.11's - bad firmware, eventual brick.
7200.12's - certain batches, chirping, death. (3 year warranty)
7200.14's (1TB Platters) - certain batches, chirping. (Soon = death? 1 year warranty; RMA quick!)

Momentus XT - Highly flawed launch. Lockup issues, high power draw, 8 months of firmware updates until 'stable' - many bad drives in early batches, which would disappear from the BIOS (like SSDs sometimes do) and die.

Seagate LP 5900 drives - initial bad batch of close to 100k drives. 90% 1-2 star reviews on most sites within first 2 months. Immense number of DOA drives, or drives dying within 1 month. (Note: WD's Green drives also had bad batches that died early; people still trust them less than other models. But Seagate's flub dwarfed WD's by a mile - it was so bad they renamed the product line in an attempt to get around the bad PR, and then they scrapped it entirely.)

They've also had problematic 2.5" models. Bad launch batches, etc.

In general they're a company where you must wait to see if a product is 'stable' or not.
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All I said was that I didn't know Seagate had a "crappy reputation". I went on to say that I personally found that Seagate drives have actually been pretty reliable for me. That's all. I didn't say all Seagate drives are reliable as apparently they're not.

For the most part I buy WD drives as although you often pay the premium, they're what I favor.

Also if I was about to go out and buy a drive right now, it would be a WD Black for it's performance and 5 year warranty, I care about my data.

1+ for 5 year warranty drives. It's unlikely anything will go wrong, but if it does, you're not out a whole bunch of money. Just RMA (for the shipping cost) and restore a backup to the replacement. (Which with WD is often a brand new larger capacity model, as an apology for the inconvenience.)
     
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