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my seagate 2 TB is perfect and much faster than my western digital which the WD was more of a failure
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Originally Posted by PR-Imagery View Post

How about we start actually posting data to backup all these unsubstantiated claims and statistics?

OCN has long passed those days of statistical information behind claims, it's much easier to add your opinion and call it how it is thumb.gif

So far my two 2TB Barracudas have been good, no problems so far.
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I still have 3 Seagate IDE's running in an old XP Box and they are about 4 years old. My last 3 SATA Seagates all died horrible, grinding deaths! I really liked the Momentus XT 750gb Lappy drive until it ground to a halt after less than a year. I managed to do a serial firmware update on it and revived it long enough to clone it to a WD Black. I had 2 other Seagates last year that went too...I'm back with WD now and I'm gonna stick with them until Seagate gets their quality control handled.
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^And your evidence is still pretty meaningless in the grand scheme of things...

*Of course there's gonna be faulty drives, no manufacturing is perfect; my point was, a few years ago it was a huge issue with tons of drives.

How is this meaningless? I'm not an end user or consumer here purchasing one or two units. We're talking about deploying over 580 desktops and notebooks across Dell and Lenovo brands.

While the Lenovo Seagates are proving to be slightly sturdier, the Dell ones are absolute turd.
We're not talking about users dropping them or performing 'percussive' maintenance to the rigs when they hang. We're talking rigs that are bolted to a wall high out of reach of any human and then they're failing.
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While the Lenovo Seagates are proving to be slightly sturdier, the Dell ones are absolute turd.

Is there any difference between the Dell and Lenovo drives? Different capacities or model numbers? I assumed the consumer drives and the ones used by OEMs were all identical. Judging from the Lenovo desktops at work, I don't think are particularly higher quality than Dells or that they would have specified better hard drives.
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Its not 'a batch of drives years ago'.

Its still happening.

The new Dells in my office are shipped with Seagate drives - both laptops and desktops.

And the laptop ones - some even fail the cloning process right out of the box.

Some of the desktops were used as 24/7 stock market watchdog machines - these are placed high above out of reach of any human being, and attached firmly to a concrete wall.
Yet somehow these drives manifest errors and then bad sectors.

I got a DoA Corsair Flash Drive, the one I got from RMA was also DoA, although now the one I got (again) works fine.

Does this mean Corsair have horrible products that always fail?

I've seen countless Razer devices fail very quickly for little to no reason at all, both of my Lycosa's, my friends mouse (Forgot the model) and keyboard, another friends Onza, etc.
Does this mean Razer have horrible products that always fail?
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How is this meaningless? I'm not an end user or consumer here purchasing one or two units. We're talking about deploying over 580 desktops and notebooks across Dell and Lenovo brands.

While the Lenovo Seagates are proving to be slightly sturdier, the Dell ones are absolute turd.
We're not talking about users dropping them or performing 'percussive' maintenance to the rigs when they hang. We're talking rigs that are bolted to a wall high out of reach of any human and then they're failing.

Are you able to verify that it's actually the HDDs? And not Dells cases? I know there were quite a few Dell PCs that had no HDD cooling at all, and had the HDDs near the CPU, which caused the HDDs to run hot and fail quickly no matter the brand.
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^And your evidence is still pretty meaningless in the grand scheme of things...

*Of course there's gonna be faulty drives, no manufacturing is perfect; my point was, a few years ago it was a huge issue with tons of drives.

How is this meaningless? I'm not an end user or consumer here purchasing one or two units. We're talking about deploying over 580 desktops and notebooks across Dell and Lenovo brands.

While the Lenovo Seagates are proving to be slightly sturdier, the Dell ones are absolute turd.
We're not talking about users dropping them or performing 'percussive' maintenance to the rigs when they hang. We're talking rigs that are bolted to a wall high out of reach of any human and then they're failing.

580 systems... How many drives? How many of those drives are Seagates? How many are WD? Hitachi? How many of each have died?

Like I said before, one tech, one shop. Unless you're talking about thousands of drives, your "evidence" is meaningless.
 
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