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Yes thats right I used to be a proponent of seagate due to having good luck with my 7200.10 320 gig drives. But now I'm fed up.

On the last 7200.10 I have the SATA power/controller (both) connectors on back of the drive broke off (the drive still works ..... so long as I use the cable with the pieces of the connector lodged in it) but I wouldn't trust it so it sits collecting dust.


My laptop was < 1 year old when HD Tune discovered some errors on my 320 gig Momentus 5400.5

Now barely 2 years old and my laptop is crashing. Using SeaTools DST it fails in windows, so I pulled it from the laptop and put the drive in my e6400 (the one i'm using atm).

I spent a couple hours running chkdsk and fix errors ....... to no avail still failed DST

Then I spent a couple hours in Long Tests in SeaTools for DOS (failed) but it offered to fix the 6 errors it found. I told it to fix all, it showed them fixed. Then in the SeaTools for DOS it passed short DST. So I pulled the drive from my desktop and placed it back in my laptop. Of course I reran SeaTools for windows after the drive was the boot drive in my laptop and guess what ........... Short DST has been running over 10 min (when it passes just takes a couple min)

So looks like I'll be replacing my laptop HD.


Anyone have any experience with this one :


Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT 500GB 5400 RPM
post #2 of 65
I had almost the exact same issue as you (160 momentus bailed on me after a year and a half)

I replaced it with the 160 WD Scorpio Blue and all has been well for the past 5 months.
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Can you run HDTune on your Scorpio Blue Please ?
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You might run out of HDD manufacturers if you're gonna not buy anything from them every time a drive fails. There's always a chance of failure with everything in life, especially electronics.

For me, I don't like Western Digital because several of my drives in the past from them had all kinds of errors. All my Seagate drives still work to this day - that includes an old 4.3 GB from 1998. My dad uses it in his old PC for surfing the web when not on his laptop.

I still bought a WD drive for my PS3 though, a 320 GB, because the price was right. So far so good but it rarely gets used. I think it's similar to the one you linked just smaller in capacity.
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Can you run HDTune on your Scorpio Blue Please ?
Sure, booting it up now
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I like samsung so far, have 3 x f3's and they're great.

I've had remarkable luck with WD over the past 20 years also. I also like WD's RMA, they don't hassle you and more likely than not you'll get a better drive than you send in.


I have never seen the connections on a sata drive break like they did on the seagate 3.5" I have, and a error after < 1 year of moderate LAPTOP use is ridiculous. And it crashed on me 3x back to back today and can't be fixed with SeaTools or chkdsk
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I like samsung so far, have 3 x f3's and they're great.

I've had remarkable luck with WD over the past 20 years also. I also like WD's RMA, they don't hassle you and more likely than not you'll get a better drive than you send in.


I have never seen the connections on a sata drive break like they did on the seagate 3.5" I have, and a error after < 1 year of moderate LAPTOP use is ridiculous. And it crashed on me 3x back to back today and can't be fixed with SeaTools or chkdsk
Yes I like Samsung also but only have one of their drives.

I have seen the connections break on other people in the past (on forums) but have never had one do it to me.
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Samsung and western digital are the only HD companies that get my money.
    
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You might run out of HDD manufacturers if you're gonna not buy anything from them every time a drive fails. There's always a chance of failure with everything in life, especially electronics.

For me, I don't like Western Digital because several of my drives in the past from them had all kinds of errors. All my Seagate drives still work to this day - that includes an old 4.3 GB from 1998. My dad uses it in his old PC for surfing the web when not on his laptop.

I still bought a WD drive for my PS3 though, a 320 GB, because the price was right. So far so good but it rarely gets used. I think it's similar to the one you linked just smaller in capacity.
Well.... i have old seagates that are great too.... but all the new desktop drives i've had have failed.... except for 1 1.5tb green drive. I had a 1TB Seagate 7200.12 drive lasted about 1yr and a 1.5tb green drive that didn't even last 6 months (the other one curiously has lasted over a year now)... i replaced it with a WD green drive and no issues.... so i don't think you can judge a company by drives from 1998.... i mean WD had a huge recall on the 6.4gb drives back in the day, but at least they admitted they had a problem and got them replaced. Seagate really dropped the ball with the 7200.11 1tb and 1.5tb drives and waited until 1000s of people complained over and over until they decided to admit there was a problem. WD only for me now.....like i said... for now..... heh,heh (laptop drives are a different story...)
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