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post #51 of 66
I'm quite surprised by the tests regarding sound levels. I have a 1TB Barracuda and I actually think it to be fairly loud, in some cases even obnoxiously loud drive. Yet looking at these charts, I've got myself one of the quieter drives?
I dread to think how bad the system would sound if I had a couple 1TB blacks or F3s
post #52 of 66
Look like I'm buying more 3TB WD Greens for my fileserver.

It's about time the F3 was surpassed in performance. How many years was it on top?
Edited by willis888 - 12/7/12 at 12:47pm
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seagate barracuda 2tb Just died on me last night. Yes New hd time. no more steam for a bit frown.gif running on a ssd now smile.gif
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This article makes me mad. Why? Because we're putting SATA 6gbps controllers on HDDs today.
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I knew that my 3TB Seagage was a beat. It has speed, space, efficiency all in one. With WD you have to spend more for speed with Black which is not faster, ~ same for greens which are slower. This gen Seagate wins. 7200.14 very reliable drivers with all the tech they have put into it.

Don't get me started on how many Seagate hard drives I've RMAed.
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This article makes me mad. Why? Because we're putting SATA 6gbps controllers on HDDs today.
Don't get me started on how many Seagate hard drives I've RMAed.

Why does that make you mad ? Granted it's mainly useless but drives nowadays can surpass 300MB/s in burst speed, so it can make a (little) difference.
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This article makes me mad. Why? Because we're putting SATA 6gbps controllers on HDDs today.
Don't get me started on how many Seagate hard drives I've RMAed.

Dont get me started on many HDDs i have RMAed. I do mine, my families, my friends. I had 3 Seagate drives which i personally had to RMA. 2 x 500GB 7200.11. These where known to have problems. One was dead after 4 year and only with small problem so i did not lose data, the other one laster ~ 2 year same problem. Also RMA a 2TB 5400 RPM LP one because i killed it myself trying to power it. At the same time i had 1.5TB WD Green dead, WD Scorpio Black, Blue all dead. HDD are sensitive. You you move your computer a lot, if you build you PC a lot then they will fail faster. Every time i deal with HDD its with 100% caution.
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How much life is expected from a 7200.14 and a Black WD
WD Black comes with 5 year warranty
7200.14 only 2 year warranty
Does it mean they know its meant to last only 2 years and after that your on your own?
Is the WD meant to last 5 years, or are they just giving extra years to increase sales?
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How much life is expected from a 7200.14 and a Black WD
WD Black comes with 5 year warranty
7200.14 only 2 year warranty
Does it mean they know its meant to last only 2 years and after that your on your own?
Is the WD meant to last 5 years, or are they just giving extra years to increase sales?

It means they will cover the cost of a replacement if the drive fails within that alloted time. I've had drives that last 10 years without failing. I've also had drives that last 1 year.

It's luck of the draw.
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you can kind of look at warranty lengths as how much the manufacturer would stand behind their product. It costs them more money in RMAs if they have longer warranty periods.

Seagate at one time used to have 5 year warranties on their consumer drives a decade ago.
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you can kind of look at warranty lengths as how much the manufacturer would stand behind their product. It costs them more money in RMAs if they have longer warranty periods.
Seagate at one time used to have 5 year warranties on their consumer drives a decade ago.

Cost of production of the drives has probably stayed the same, wages may have gone up, prices for the drives themselves have stayed the same (or gone down), etc.

When it's all said and done, something had to give in order to keep the drives competitive in the industry, so instead of hoping that people would pay a premium for the warranty length, they dropped the warranty coverage in favor of lowering the price.
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