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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by eseb1 View Post
Fixed.
I've had no problems with seagate whatsoever. Been running five 320GB 7200.9-7200.10s for about 4 years and not one failed yet. I have 2 7200.12 1TB drives and their fantastic.
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post #32 of 41
Some people get lucky My WD Green runs 25C and holds my entire Steam folder. Notice NO speed difference between it and my Raptor, yes an OS drive would be too much, but holding 210Gb of games is smooth as butter! Only reason I sold my Seagate's was the heat they gave off, other then that, they were fantastic.
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post #33 of 41
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I don't even have it yet, I just paid for it today.
Why?
Samsung 2TB green drives defective firmware?

Worth a read.
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post #34 of 41
Nice Spinpoints hold constant scores from read and write. I like that.
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post #35 of 41
Seagate = Fail

i've had three Seagate hard drives fail on me, and the WD hard drives i have had for years! The Seagate only lasted like one year and had the infamous click of death
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post #36 of 41
Are you sure it wasn't a Maxtor? those were rather known to die fast by the click of death, notably the Diamond series.

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All of the Seagete disks I've used during my life ran fine. The firmware bug was a big dent, but to write off the company and the overall quality over one series of bad disks is a litte narrow don't you think?
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post #37 of 41
not really one series. I am currently using a seagate 1.5tb HD and it starts up with a very weird noise. I have tried booting only with the drive and it is the source of the noise. Even after an exchange i got the same problem with the same hard drive. My older computer with 500gb HD seagate also failed, but ironically the Maxtor 500gb still is usable now after 10 years
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post #39 of 41
The only HDD I've ever had fail on me was an IBM drive (it didn't die on me but it got extremely loud, sounded like a jet engine). I've been using Western Digital drives for over 10 years and haven't had one go bad yet. *knock on wood*
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post #40 of 41
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Are you sure it wasn't a Maxtor? those were rather known to die fast by the click of death, notably the Diamond series.
Oh God, don't talk to me about Maxtor. I must have had about 20 of those all fail on me within two years of purchasing them. They were housed in those Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo external drives.

As for Seagate...well, every Seagate drive I've ever owned (plenty of them) has either failed or has generated SMART errors. Hitachi and Western Digital have basically been flawless and are still going.
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