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This. There's always a lot of people to say "I have a Seagate and it's fine", but it always seems to be Seagates having all the failures.
Ive finally had my first Seagate fail me the other day. On the other side ive had 5 WD's fail on me.
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The only drives that failed me are hitachi and only one seagate drive. Glad seagate came out with a cheaper solution because im tired of paying $300 for a 4TB HGST drive.
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This. There's always a lot of people to say "I have a Seagate and it's fine", but it always seems to be Seagates having all the failures.

I'd love to see links to actual examples of "all the failures" Seagate has because the problems were mainly with a now obsolete and no-longer-manufactured DeskStar drive. Ever since then, their percentage of failed drives is actually below that of WD's.

I definitely want some of these after they're out a little while, and I'm able to see that all is well with the hardware and firmware overall. My 2TB RAID1 setup is approaching full.

edit: one little typo
Edited by Kaldari - 4/2/13 at 12:15pm
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A couple of these in RAID 0 and you'll be pushing 270mb/s+ speeds!!!

Some first generation SSD's were slower the that.
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A couple of these in RAID 0 and you'll be pushing 270mb/s+ speeds!!!

Some first generation SSD's were slower the that.

Access time is where people see most of the benefit from SSDs, but yeah that's pretty nice for certain applications where access time isn't important.
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post #16 of 74
My seagate at home woot read in bios. Had 2 seagate fail on me and one old WD , and 4 ocz ssds I am on 2 old IDE 80 gb drives and 300 gb WD old drive and c300 128 , no more seagates , WD one that failed was in raid rma both sold both reman . Seagate failed 1week after warranty and seagate denined rma. frown.gif
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Seagate is a NO, for one reason and it's not reliability issues. It's that if one fails, and you RMA it you will receive a refurbished product back as a replacement. Not a new drive. That is NOT money well spent. I am not sure if WD gives new drives back on RMAs but I think they do.

I was unaware of this when I bought mine. It works like a champ, but I don't expect it to last more than a yr or so. And I have had it for about three months already.

Never trust mechanical drive reliability these days. They all suck. So just go with the company that offers the best support in the event of a failure. In this case, that would not be Seagate.
Edited by mrawesome421 - 4/2/13 at 12:26pm
 
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post #18 of 74
i've been running 12 2tb seagates in RAID 6 for a year now and i have not experiencing any failures, and i haven't "lost" a drive due to spin down.

apparently that was an issue with wd drives....
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I just replaced 2 failed Seagates...but these were in servers that have been up and running 24/7 since 2007 tongue.gif

I am a huge fan of Seagate and have not had any issues with them nor WD.
   
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Seagate is a NO, for one reason and it's not reliability issues. It's that if one fails, and you RMA it you will receive a refurbished product back as a replacement. Not a new drive. That is NOT money well spent. I am not sure if WD gives new drives back on RMAs but I think they do.

I was unaware of this when I bought mine. It works like a champ, but I don't expect it to last more than a yr or so. And I have had it for about three months already.

Never trust mechanical drive reliability these days. They all suck. So just go with the company that offers the best support in the event of a failure. In this case, that would not be Seagate.

WARNING: Jumping on new 4TB drives is a risky move unless you have good backups!

A buddy of mine purchased 10x 4TB drives from Hitachi, and his raid was able to survive 2 hard drive losses.. but within 24 hours, a 3rd one died before the raid could rebuild (and later more died). He had a backup, but recovering 40TB from TAPE is SLOW.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1246091/kudos-western-digital-rma-rocks/0_20
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