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Seagate lost a lot of customers with their 7200.11 product line.


^^^ This. I had a Supermicro rack mount server with 12x Seagate 7200.11 Barracuda 1.5 TB, and 11 of the 12 failed in 4 years. Yes, that's right, a 91.7% failure rate in 4 years. Failure modes ranged from dying screeching main bearings, to running out of spare sectors, to reaching read error rates high enough and long enough to drop out of the array repeatedly, etc.

I have several more of the identical server with WD AAKS series (Black) 750GB and 500GB drives that have been running 5+ years and are still kicking on hardware RAID5/RAID6 controllers without problem.

Lately, I've taken a real liking to the Hitachi Ultrastar (Enterprise) and Deskstar (Desktop) drives. I have six 4TB Deskstars in a rack server with LSI 9266-8i RAID controller that have been running strong with zero errors for 8 months now. Performance is excellent.


I say get a WD Black, WD Blue, Hitachi Deskstar (or Ultrastar), or if you insist on a Seagate, a Barracuda XT or Constellation series drive. Unlike the 7200.11 the XT series have been pretty reliable for me.

Greg

p.s. I have 300+ HDD in operation in my data center spinning at this moment. I buy and replace a lot of drives on a regular basis, LOL.
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odd I've had the same seagate 250 7200.11 and its 5 years old and not a single issue with it
    
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WD Red hands down winner for me . Using a 3TB for storage myself.
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Seagate ST2000DM001.

Its a 1TB platter design. Only has 2 year warranty.

$99 from Newegg and MicroCenter but Newegg has a discount code on it and free shipping (wouldn't use free shipping for a hard drive though).

Only sometimes. Other times it isn't and you can only tell by mass. Same thing goes for 2 TB WD Greens and Reds, but the 1 and 3 TB not-Black WD drives have terabyte platters. If you aren't planning on using RAID, get a 3 TB WD Green. They're cool and quiet and are $40 per terabyte. Reds are bit more expensive but have firmware designed for better RAID support.
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Only sometimes. Other times it isn't and you can only tell by mass. Same thing goes for 2 TB WD Greens and Reds, but the 1 and 3 TB not-Black WD drives have terabyte platters. If you aren't planning on using RAID, get a 3 TB WD Green. They're cool and quiet and are $40 per terabyte. Reds are bit more expensive but have firmware designed for better RAID support.

Apparently buying a 3TB drive is the best way to get 1TB platters as they all use it, apparently.
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Seagate lost a lot of customers with their 7200.11 product line...

Including me until recently. I got burned twice.
   
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