Originally Posted by MerkageTurk man he is just being biased; there may be high failure rates due to more sales than western digital
.; however seagate has improved its not the old seagate; the 7200.14 2tb 3tb and 1 tb platters are good price performance with low failure rates.
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard
Are they sold more than WD's? The ratio is useless without that info.
Originally Posted by Digikid
I am sorry but I get to seen any proof of that. I work in a computer store and Seagate hard drives are returned more than Western Digital. We are looking at 3 to 1 ratio here.
Seagate has a far better reputation today than it used to.
No. WD currently ships about 8-14% more drives per quarter than Seagate.
Seagate is not the king of storage that it once was. (dwarfing WD and the other brands) Their reliability reputation has caught up with them. People still reporting higher observed failure rates suggests that their component cost cutting does have an impact on reliability.
Originally Posted by OverClocker55
Wait you can update a hard drives bios or version?? WOAH
I updated my USB3 controller's BIOS a while ago.
Anything with the right flashing program can be flashed. Seagate puts out firmware updates for their HDDs, as do all SSD vendors. WD sits alone in the corner, putting out products that don't seem to need patching.