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Originally Posted by hout17 View Post

Wow got to love the sue happy environment we live in. How about this: Back your stuff up. If it fails go buy a hard drive from somebody else? Not that hard unless you are looking for a free payday which sadly is the case these days.

A company has an obligation to advertise their products ethically. If they promise a particular mean time to failure and don't deliver then they are misleading the consumer.
post #32 of 261
Out of 6 Seagate drives I have 2 have failed and one is failing slowly...I just need it to hang in there to finish copying off my data...at the now ridiculous speed of .5MB/s...yes point 5 MB/s on a 3TB drive.


Needless to say I don't plan on buying more Seagate drives. lol
Edited by NBrock - 2/2/16 at 8:11am
post #33 of 261
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Originally Posted by mothergoose729 View Post

A company has an obligation to advertise their products ethically. If they promise a particular mean time to failure and don't deliver then they are misleading the consumer.

It's called capitalism don't buy the product the best product will win. If that's the case then everybody should be sued when they have a product fail which happens. The sense of entitlement of consumers these days is sickening. I respect your position I just don't agree with it.

If it involved life or limb (Challenge o-rings) then that's a different story.
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post #34 of 261
I own 2TB and 3TB Barracuda HDD and have no problems with those. BUT i had one interesting discovery with thos drives, which was also discussed in forums. SeaGate HDD made in China are deemed to fail where HDD from Thailand work just fine. I had to return one 3TB models two times because of lost sectors in just few hours of usage. Both "made in china". The one i received as 3th replacement is from thailand and does the job since 2013 without problems.

In the same time window this production problem surfaced the chinese had spyware installed during production on SeaGate drives.
post #35 of 261
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It's called capitalism don't buy the product the best product will win. If that's the case then everybody should be sued when they have a product fail which happens. The sense of entitlement of consumers these days is sickening. I respect your position I just don't agree with it.

If it involved life or limb (Challenge o-rings) then that's a different story.

The customer is entitled to what has been advertised too them. If seagate offered 1.5tb drives and actually shipped 800GB then that would be misleading the consumer. Similarly seagate advertises a certain number of hours for mean time to failure. As a consumer you expect that if you purchase one or more seagate drives that they are going to hold up within one standard deviation of that mean.

The biggest problem, from a consumer standpoint, is that if a company advertises their product as reliable it is nearly impossible to assess the truth of that claim. A reasonable and informed consumer cannot discern between two products on this metric because they are not evident unless you undergo extensive and expensive testing - testing we assume that manufacturer went through and reliably reported to us.
post #36 of 261
Lol.

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post #37 of 261
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From Backblaze:

I stand corrected and am dumbfounded. I spoke with a rep about 2 years ago when I was setting up a cloud backup at the company I was at. When I asked about their supply chain (relaibility metric I was forced to ask about and hated) he said they buy bulk drives from Hitachi.
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Good. So tired of seeing these things come trough. The problem is most (uninformed) people buy them because "I know that brand" regardless if they've died on them several times.
post #39 of 261
I guess I would jump in saying Seagates 1tb are not great either...
My one is going to need to be replaced soon after only having it for about 2-3~ years. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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When i was working at Microcenter a gew years back there where two drives you avoided selling; Seagate and any SSD with Sanforce controller. Both where pretty sure bets to hve a pissed customer down the road.
 
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