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Funnily enough those were the only ones I've ever seen as well. I believe Maxstor put one out on a discontinued drive but that was quite some time ago. There is the StoreLab study as well but only in regards to what they received to fix and what were the common failures within those. It may or may not be connected to actual failures and issues.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/hdd-reliability-storelab,2681.html


Right, I forgot about data recovery companies. They also publish their info on repairs.
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Right, I forgot about data recovery companies. They also publish their info on repairs.

That was back in 2010, any updated data?
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The data looks like WD is worst than Seagate in 2013 LOL
thx for your data to support my analysis conclusion!thumb.gif

If you want to know a definitive answer to your question, go work for Dell or HP as a Hard Drive Reliability Engineer or become friends with one and I guarantee you will know more than you ever wanted to know about HDD reliability. You will not learn enough to make any sort of definitive conclusion from public information because reliability information is consider confidential/trade secrets by every major OEM / HDD Mfg. I could tell you lots of stuff regarding different HDDs but I would be breaking multiple NDAs, which I am not going to do.
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If you want to know a definitive answer to your question, go work for Dell or HP as a Hard Drive Reliability Engineer or become friends with one and I guarantee you will know more than you ever wanted to know about HDD reliability. You will not learn enough to make any sort of definitive conclusion from public information because reliability information is consider confidential/trade secrets by every major OEM / HDD Mfg. I could tell you lots of stuff regarding different HDDs but I would be breaking multiple NDAs, which I am not going to do.

Doooooooooooooooooooooooooo it! Break those NDAs! thumb.gif
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Doooooooooooooooooooooooooo it! Break those NDAs! thumb.gif

I agree, sometimes you have to break these laws to be able to share. thumb.gif
    
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Lol! I already mentioned that the data pretty much supports google's findings regarding the actual quality of hardware. What makes a big difference is the firmware on a particular model HDD. Lets just say some companies have a better track record with firmware than others.
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I had an old pair of WD Blacks, in an old build that windows proclaimed my raid was failing, I rode out on that failing raid for at least a year no problems, WD for the win.
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Lol! I already mentioned that the data pretty much supports google's findings regarding the actual quality of hardware. What makes a big difference is the firmware on a particular model HDD. Lets just say some companies have a better track record with firmware than others.

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess Seagate from a few years ago, unless you're referring to enterprise usage. I have no idea about that.

And I swear seriousjoker is wdgann's 3rd account...
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And I swear seriousjoker is wdgann's 3rd account...

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