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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.
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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.

Are they sold more than WD's? The ratio is useless without that info.

Seagate has a far better reputation today than it used to.
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post #23 of 26
Been happy with my WD Green 2TB in my HTPC. Its been suggested a couple times. NCIX has em for 96 shipped.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62047&vpn=WD20EARX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD&promoid=1387
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Wait you can update a hard drives bios or version?? WOAH
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Originally Posted by MerkageTurk View Post

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.
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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.

Are they sold more than WD's? The ratio is useless without that info.

Seagate has a far better reputation today than it used to.

No. WD currently ships about 8-14% more drives per quarter than Seagate.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9229696/Western_Digital_bounces_back_with_a_vengeance

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.
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Wait you can update a hard drives bios or version?? WOAH

I updated my USB3 controller's BIOS a while ago. biggrin.gif 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. tongue.gif
     
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post #26 of 26
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***, i didn't order anything yet.

I'm still contemplating which. I just learned to stay away from Seagate as my current one is a seagate and that I want a bigger HDD, because my current one is failing as well.

EDIT: I am purchasing this one: http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Green-Intellipower-Desktop/dp/B004VFJ9MK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352388748&sr=8-1&keywords=western+digital+2tb+green

+1 rep for those who recommended WD in the first place. Close thread.
Edited by jetplane48 - 11/8/12 at 7:33am
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