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I was lucky enough to buy one of the 2TB Seagate drives when on sale for $70. smile.gif

I receive it today and all it does is *click, slide, reset*, *click, slide, reset*,*click, slide, reset*, *click, slide, reset*, *click, slide, reset*, *click, slide, reset*,*click, slide, reset*...stop. mad.gif

Stupid DOA's thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

What kind of failure is it? Intel Control Center detects it, but as 0GB and asks to clear the meta data.
post #2 of 18
wow! such great quality!
i hate how they can just send out dead products....
post #3 of 18
Friends don't let friends buy Seagate.

/biaspennies
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Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

wow! such great quality!
i hate how they can just send out dead products....
Quote:
Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Friends don't let friends buy Seagate.

/biaspennies
BIAS NOOBS! tongue.gif

You should see how it was shipped, no foam or anything, just wrapped in a anti-static bag and some plastic thing on each end in a cardboard box...lol. Rough shipping probably did it. Now I need to call Amazon and complain.
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I ordered the 3TB seagate drive from Newegg for $90. Mine was in anti-static wrap, covered in bubble wrap, with an extra lay of foam inside a box, which was the surrounded by brown paper and in another box. I don't think I could have asked for more tongue.gif.
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I really should've bought one of those Western 3TB Cavi Reds back a week or two ago when they were $149 a piece. $50 per Terrabyte of arguably the best consumer grade HDD out there. frown.gif

Alas, I must make do with my current storage capacities.
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post #7 of 18
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I ordered the 3TB seagate drive from Newegg for $90. Mine was in anti-static wrap, covered in bubble wrap, with an extra lay of foam inside a box, which was the surrounded by brown paper and in another box. I don't think I could have asked for more tongue.gif.
Lucky, I knew I should have got my drive from the egg. lol
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I really should've bought one of those Western 3TB Cavi Reds back a week or two ago when they were $149 a piece. $50 per Terrabyte of arguably the best consumer grade HDD out there. frown.gif

Alas, I must make do with my current storage capacities.
Yea, the only issue is that I could have gotten the seagate 3TB for $90 and the only reason I didn't was because my RAID 5 array is made of 2TB drives.

Oh well, Amazon has a great return shipping set up. Hopefully the next will not be DOA. smile.gif

I still want to know what type of drive failure this is.
post #8 of 18
That kind of failure usually means that the heads are having issues reading the media in the drive. With the drive coming up as 0MB, my guess would be that is possible for some kind of electrical failure. Could also be a failed pre-amp chip on the head stack.
 
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post #9 of 18
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That kind of failure usually means that the heads are having issues reading the media in the drive. With the drive coming up as 0MB, my guess would be that is possible for some kind of electrical failure. Could also be a failed pre-amp chip on the head stack.
Thanks. smile.gif
post #10 of 18
Newegg had the same drive on sale IIRC. The reviews for it are atrocious. And why does it only have a 1 year warranty? I don't think i ever want to buy another Seagate drive again.
That being said, ive never had any issues with the 5 drives i have right now........
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