Originally Posted by Abs.exe
Buying Seagate is like buying a Diabolotek power supply with quad 7970's.
You save money, it will somehow manage to work for a few moments but then it will die suddently.
More space on a Seagate hard drive just means more stuff lost. Don't get fooled.
I'll tell that to the three 80GB IDE Seagate Drives I have from 2004 that are still running...And the two brand new Seagate drives that are also working fine that I have....and the two dead WD 2.5" drives I also have. (500GB and 320GB WD Scorpio Blue)
Seriously though, it's luck of the drawer with any series...I'm sure you've heard of the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB? Extremely highly regarded drive, yet the one I had died, as did 2-3 (One dies for a few weeks then comes back for a couple months, has 3 times so far) other drives from Samsung that I owned...Don't see me going around telling people how bad Samsung HDDs are.
Originally Posted by Particle
They've had an unfortunate number of models show very high defect or failure rates. As far as I know the most recent models are fine, but the damage to the brand's image among power users active during that time frame has been done.
They had 1.5TB drives that were priced amazingly, however (iirc) the firmware was a bit buggy and caused a number of deaths, the next series (7200.12) wasn't anything but average at best and was competing against the Spinpoint F3 for a large amount of its life iirc which would be why it didn't get them anywhere.
Older Seagates were some of the best drives of their time(s) and the newer models are perfectly fine, I'd even say I'd rather go for a new Seagate over a WD unless I was primarily concerned with warranty and really, 2 years is fine for me considering the price difference. ($142 for a 3TB Seagate here, I paid $139 at the start of this year. Green is $142 and noticeably slower due to its spindle speed while the black is $239.)Edited by Brutuz - 9/9/13 at 1:19pm