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yeah the data contains all my pics, all my dvd data and tutorials. The drive has become slower, removed it from system.Now waiting for spare drive, will be buying tomorrow mostly.WD green is better then seagate right?
you cant compare a specific model to a whole brand name....be more specific?
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Look for the WD10EZEX. Or Seagate ST1000DM003.
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Well i had 7200.11 series hdd. One failed within a year. This i am talking about the external one.Apparently it had a problem with firmware, which i couldnt update since it was an external drive. Also hey denied my warranty,saying it has physical damage, but reall all it had was scratches. Hence i was asking if anyother seagate drives which are currently in the market which has similar/any problems.
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Ok so i backed up my data. Luckily everything was ok. Anyway i formatted my hdd, and then went on to do test.This time it passed short and long dst test along with drive test.(on seatools)
However Hard disk sentinel still shows drive as having many weak sectors and bad sectors. So is it fit for RMA?
Here is the pic.
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looking at that health i would RMA the drive for sure. good you managed to get all your data off it atleast.
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Ok.Going to RMA it tomorrow. Glad back in the day we had 5 years of warranty perios as opposed to 2 years now! thumb.gif
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post #17 of 19
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Ok.Going to RMA it tomorrow. Glad back in the day we had 5 years of warranty perios as opposed to 2 years now! thumb.gif

lucky hey, i know what you mean.. my drives still have a 3-5 year warranty - how long i have had them smile.gif
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post #18 of 19
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Ok.Going to RMA it tomorrow. Glad back in the day we had 5 years of warranty perios as opposed to 2 years now! thumb.gif

I'm glad you got everything backed up biggrin.gif

Since my last post where I said it made no difference which brand you got, I've learned that it appears that Seagate is less reliable than WD. My 2TB SATA III 64MB cache Seagate drive that's just 1 year old is failing already and causing periodic issues with my PSU due to a short or something. This will be the second Seagate drive that I've had problems with, and I've had lots of WD drives that are still going strong after 10 years. My friend is also an enthusiast and occasional PC builder, and he said he's had 20+ of both drive brands over the course of over 15 years - every one of the Seagate drives he's bought has died over time. Only one of the WD drives has, and it was old.

So, speaking from personal and second hand experience, WD seems to make a much more reliable drive. I can therefore only recommend Western Digital drives from my experience.
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post #19 of 19
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yeah the data contains all my pics, all my dvd data and tutorials. The drive has become slower, removed it from system.Now waiting for spare drive, will be buying tomorrow mostly.WD green is better then seagate right?

I can tell that all of this stuff (especially the pics) is irreplaceable and if you lost it you would be very upset. I know I'd be crushed if I were to lose all of my pictures or music. If you have the money, get two identical HDD's and mirror them, use them for all of the most important things. When one fails or starts to fail, you haven't lost anything. I have a pair of 500Gb HDD's that house all of my important stuff. I'll prolly replace them with 1Tb Blues in the near future.
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