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I would be interested except I don't have enough stuff to fill more than 60% of my 2TB drive(my other 2TB is a backup). biggrin.gif
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I would be interested except I don't have enough stuff to fill more than 60% of my 2TB drive(my other 2TB is a backup). biggrin.gif

Well buy 4 or 5 4tb drivers and download the internet, its size is "only" 13-15Tb thumb.gif
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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 guess you weren't around when Maxtor was still making drives... biggrin.gif
I have never seen so much dead drives, and they would get bloody hot... with active cooling they still managed to get up to 60c.
Edited by Deluxe - 4/2/13 at 1:02pm
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I guess you weren't around when Maxtor was still making drives... biggrin.gif
I have never seen so much dead drives, and they would get bloody hot... with active cooling they still managed to get up to 60c.

Maxtor is aquired by Seagate so no wonder why so much dead drivers thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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Those new 4TB drives look like a good starting value for the capacity (I think 3TB drives started off at around ~$200 range). I'll probably wait until manufacturers roll out with 5TB-8TB drives depending on how quick my current capacity runs out. Even then I'll still try to wait for new drive release prices to dwindle around the ~$150 range unless another so called 'flood' occurs.

As usual though...most of these hard drive threads turn into a fanboy fight between manufacturers. I'll just say this again...backup your precious data cause every single piece of hardware has a chance of failure.
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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

That sounds terrible. Your buddy might want to rethink a different setup like unRAID but that's something I don't have any experience with. I've just heard that you have less to worry about in terms of multiple drive failures. Recovering 40TB of data must be really slow...I'm approximating about ~8TB per day if you're running eSATA or USB 3.0 which I hope is what's being used to transfer back those files.
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I guess you weren't around when Maxtor was still making drives... biggrin.gif
I have never seen so much dead drives, and they would get bloody hot... with active cooling they still managed to get up to 60c.

Arrrrggg! Maxtor! That's like saying Macbeth to a thespian! ohno-smiley02.gif
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Nice to know smile.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.

WD gives refurbs too. Industry standard. Sucks, but it';s the way it is. There's actually nothing really wrong with Seagate (well... nothing MORE wrong than other manufacturers anyway). Failure rate is actually better than WD too, before someone spouts that nonsense.
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Where's WD 4TB greens?

Hurry up WD before I buy ~20 of the Seagates...
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Where's WD 4TB greens?

Hurry up WD before I buy ~20 of the Seagates...

Was wondering when you'd show up tongue.gifbiggrin.gif
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