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I don't think most people back up everything on their HDD. I know I don't have backup for most of my stuff. But it's media files that I can re-acquire somewhere. But while I'm not losing irreplaceable data if a HDD dies, I still wouldn't choose a HDD that will be more likely to fail just because it's cheaper. Say what you will about BlackBlaze's reports, their data aligns with my personal experience, so I'm avoiding Seagate HDD for storage.

I totally agree about not choosing a cheaper drive that is more likely to fail. Even though I have my data backed up to the teeth, I still prefer to use more reliable drives so I don't have to deal with data recovery. I use the WD Blacks for my data inside my computer and the WD Greens externally for my backups.
     
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While I won't use Seagate, either (WDs are also my HDD of choice), the loss of your data was your fault, not Seagate's, since you apparently didn't have any backups. All storage media, no matter who makes it, is subject to failure. The only reasonable protection from that is to maintain backups of your data.

Yeah, that's really easy to say some 27 years of proliferate computer usage and experience later isn't it? heh

It was like 1988, for reference on the tech available at the time I'm talking about; CD burners weren't in computers until like 1995, Windows 3.0, was still launched from the DOS prompt, but it was the first to not run off the HD rather than floppy discs, was released in 1990... Off HD storage medium, or "backups", were actually far more prone to data loss; 5 1/2" floppies were the norm at that time. 3.5" disc's were invented in 1983, I was spoiled by the Fed and actually had a 3.5" floppy I used to transport my data from system to system; I was coding in Basic and Pascal at the time I believe, maybe C++ though I think that was in the 90s. ...and that was a trip down memory lane...


In any event, I didn't ask Seagate to replace my data as I knew it was gone forever the second that drive died and didn't particularly "blame" them for losing the work; it was pretty common after all - which is why paper "backups" were still the norm everywhere, but no one had printers at the time, I think HP came out with the first viable home printer in the early 90s... I didn't have access to one... Oh man, I remember how excited I was to have one of the very first Compaq portable "suitcase" computers back then; it had built in 3.5" floppy support and an amazing /orange/ monochrome 7" display curtsey of the government and Texas Instruments... but I digress again. heh

However, I /did/ expect Seagate to replace the defective drive, and they refused basically sticking it to the feds like jerks, as I said. Even back then there was zero excuse, nor acceptance, for a HD to fail in its first year, which is why I put them on permanent boycott. I can truthfully say that I have only owned /one/ Seagate product in the entire existence of their company.

Instead I put my money, knowledge, and trust in WD's conversion from calculators to storage, and I've never regretted it. smile.gif I actually just gave my son a 12 year old WD HD for a gaming rig he's building out of my spare parts the other day - I only replaced it because I needed a bigger one - I <3 WD.
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