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post #11 of 41
you should always have a backup...
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Yeah i mostly had stuff which was not that important. Can redownload wallpaers, themes and all. Also, regarding the RMA, do i have to return the drive first or i have to wait for a new drive to come? Sorry this is my first time RMA through seagate so have no clue.
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post #13 of 41
you ship first.

why not call them up and talk?
post #14 of 41
Bought a Seagate Barcuda and Caviar black at same time. Used the WD a ton as an OS drive and back up drive, hardly touched the Seagate at all, just a few backups now and then. Seagate has long ago died, WD still running like a champ in my rig.
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I have personally had good luck with seagate.
Luck of the draw i suppose.
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I will call tomorrow. Its night here right now.
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post #17 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by kooldude.4141 View Post

Yeah i mostly had stuff which was not that important. Can redownload wallpaers, themes and all. Also, regarding the RMA, do i have to return the drive first or i have to wait for a new drive to come? Sorry this is my first time RMA through seagate so have no clue.
depends what option you choose. When i did mine i chose the option for them to send there's first, when i got it i sent mine to them. Theres a 1 dollar holding fee on your card to do this though but it goes off after they recieve your drive anyway. Just so you know they will give you a refurbed drive back, mines been running good, so far, although it isnt my main drive anymore. Rants/Raves section
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post #18 of 41
My seagate is good, sorry to hear about your situation though. My seagate barracuda is worlds quieter and vibrates a lot less than a similar or lesser performing wd black.

Oh, nice avatar sean XD

Is there really any manufacturer out there now a days that is good with customer service? My only properly good customer service in tech I have had was with thermaltake, their reps are awesome tongue.gif
 
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post #19 of 41
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Originally Posted by HPE1000 View Post

My seagate is good, sorry to hear about your situation though. My seagate barracuda is worlds quieter and vibrates a lot less than a similar or lesser performing wd black.

Oh, nice avatar sean XD

Is there really any manufacturer out there now a days that is good with customer service? My only properly good customer service in tech I have had was with thermaltake, their reps are awesome tongue.gif

Yes, there are a few good companies out there with outstanding customer support.

None of them however, are hard drive manufacturers...
 
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post #20 of 41
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I personally think ALL mechanical hard drive's suck.

When I buy one, doesn't matter what brand or what size, I go into that purchase under the assumption that the device will only last for about one year (if that) anymore. I am not joking, either. Yes there are a HUGE number of ppl who's drive's will work for years and years. But there is also a HUGE number of ppl who's drives will crap out within the first year. Seagate and WD are among the worst offenders as their the manufacturer's who's drives sell the most.

This is just my experience. None of this is written in stone or anything. But it's how I look at the current reliability of ANY mechanical drive from ANY manufacturer these days.

1 yr of service if I'm lucky. Anything else is very lucky. (for me, anyways)
Really? I've had many WD 160GB (Just to give you an idea how old they are) IDE Drives (No idea what series are they but they are definitely the extremely well cherry picked server-grade ones designed for RAID) and they still rock to this day

That's not to say i've had 2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.Ds and i absolutely love it, i use it in my HTPC (Stays very cool) and my rig
As for the new WDs i have not tried them but my friend who is using a WD Blue is still rocking it after 2 years of okay,okay use
Seagate on the other hand IS BAD VERY BAD.
I've used that particular seagate as a light use storage drive and it died just after 3 months
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