Originally Posted by jason387
Whats so wrong in sending it back for a replacement? Seagate has caused me enough trouble. The first time my hdd developed bad sectors within a year and i lost valuable information cause of them. I paid for a drive that should work and not die out in a year. This is on behalf of all the guys who bought a seagate barracuda hdd or even others you had seagate hdds which gave way. They have troubled me enough and I'm never buying a seagate drive again. Oh so for all those morally afflicted ones, what do all the guys do when they burn out their chip from overclocking? They RMA it! If that's not wrong than neither what I'm doing is.
A drive is mechanical, it will fail, especially portable drives. And generally bad sectors are caused by the heads getting fowled by debris (usually from the platter's surface) and cannot read that portion of the drove or damage to the media itself (in one way, shape or form). Drives fail, it is going to happen On average a drive is going to last between 3-5 years if it is ALWAYS on. If not, maybe shorter, maybe longer.