I can't really trust Seagate Drives, mainly because I've never not had to RMA one after 1-2 years of use. Pretty much every seagate drive I've owned over the last two decades have never lasted more than 4 years tops. All my currently in use Seagate Drives are under 2 years in use, simply because they have been RMAed in the last 1-2 years.
I have all my Drives on a software raid 1, so my Seagate drives can die when they want. My data will not be lost.
My Toshiba drives are king, their 5TB drives is one of the fastest HDDs a person can buy. Coming from old Hitachi plants, they are solid as it gets. Just as good if not better than a WD Blue. And I have 3 WD Blues that have a lot of life on them. My WD Blacks on the other hand have nearly a decade on them, and refuse to quit. They are as solid as a HDD can get. Spent their entire life in raid 0 at that. Sadly they are slow compared to my Toshiba 5TB Drive. Which only the New top of the line WD Black can beat, and not by much.
My old Hitachi drives are also doing fine. Only had to RMA my 2TB drive one, and that was because the HDD enclosure it was in cooked it to death. Got rid of the enclosure, drive has been going strong for over 3 years now.
Pretty much stay away from seagate if you can. Toshiba's offerings pretty much beats Seagate's, and packs a better warranty. And better performance.
WD Greens are also something to avoid, have gotten them for people in the past. They fail or just act slow. Get a Blue, Green is not worth it. They kill themselves.
^Like what others have said, Seagate Drives are dead out of the box. It is just time before it shows itself to be. While a WD or Toshiba Drive can be running for a decade+ before dying of old age.
Originally Posted by Darkpriest667
Hmm all of the tests including torture tests show SSDs to be more reliable and have longer longevity. I wonder what anecdotal reason your setup is killing them
SSD Controllers have been a problem. Samsung SSD's are bullet proof. Others not so much.
HDD's can easily last a decade, so can a SSD. But both can fail.
Take Seagate out of the picture, HDD's are pretty reliable too.
SSD's are great, but I wouldn't trust my data on it. There is no reason not to backup your data on atleast two different drives.Edited by DzillaXx - 1/30/16 at 6:42pm