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I'm not pointing fingers and placing ridiculous claims.... But...

Every single Seagate drive I've ever purchased has died within a year or two. Every single Western Digital and Samsung drive I've purchased have been running without error for longer.

Those have been my experiences.
post #22 of 65
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I'm not pointing fingers and placing ridiculous claims.... But...

Every single Seagate drive I've ever purchased has died within a year or two. Every single Western Digital and Samsung drive I've purchased have been running without error for longer.

Those have been my experiences.
It easy to say that but how many SG Drives have you owned? I have 10 seagate drives, 4 WD. 1 Seagate i have killed myself, one my friend drooped and it stopped working, one got bad sectors. WD in the other had one cause bsod, one stooped spinning, one cant go faster then 1.5 mb/s. Once you have over 10 HDD then come back and tell us about ur experience.
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Depending on the laptop manufacturer and if you did an update or a clean install of Windows 7 the recovery partition might or might not work. I know with Toshiba's if you do a clean install it makes the recovery partition unusable, but if you do an in place upgrade it would still work.
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It easy to say that but how many SG Drives have you owned? I have 10 seagate drives, 4 WD. 1 Seagate i have killed myself, one my friend drooped and it stopped working, one got bad sectors. WD in the other had one cause bsod, one stooped spinning, one cant go faster then 1.5 mb/s. Once you have over 10 HDD then come back and tell us about ur experience.
The amount of hard drives you have is irrelevant, and I said I'm speaking from experience. Meaning, the 4 Seagate hard drives I have personally dealt with all died, meanwhile the rest of my hard drives that are NOT Seagate are alive and *knock on wood* still working.

Also there was a graph posted here not too long ago, I'm pretty sure the Seagate was within the top 3 for failing hard drives. There's also an RMA review on here, Seagate vs WD. Guess who won?

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...-showdown.html

But hey, my opinion doesn't matter since I don't own more than 10 hard drives.
Edited by pjBSOD - 3/29/11 at 5:41pm
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Once you have over 10 HDD then come back and tell us about ur experience.
To be quite honest, unless you have a sampling of thousands of drives you really don't have enough empirical data to make any statistically valid conclusions.
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out of all of the drives i've worked with, i've had the most problems with Seagate's recently...

had 2 drives fail and fry ports on two different raid controllers... i ripped out all of my Seagate drives the next day and never looked back.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
It easy to say that but how many SG Drives have you owned? I have 10 seagate drives, 4 WD. 1 Seagate i have killed myself, one my friend drooped and it stopped working, one got bad sectors. WD in the other had one cause bsod, one stooped spinning, one cant go faster then 1.5 mb/s. Once you have over 10 HDD then come back and tell us about ur experience.
I've been building PCs since 1994

Granted I usually choose WD and have only seen one drive fail out of probably 100 (from builds for myself + family + friends)


Out of the 4 seagates I've had in the past 2 years 2 of them are not working now

I've had samsungs years ago with no problems, and the 3 x F3's I've had for the past 2 years have been great. One in a external dock that i've transported in a plastic bag with the dock
post #28 of 65
I have nothing against Seagate either, I've just had terrible luck with their hard drives when it comes to failure.

Conclusion? I don't purchase Seagate drives anymore.
Edited by pjBSOD - 3/29/11 at 5:48pm
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I'm hearing more and more that Hitachi are making quality fast drives, but the stigma from the history has kept me from trying them. Though I'm tempted to try one if I do another build if they're still the cheapest I'll get one


But WD's great customer support is what makes me lean toward them
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Drives update over time and ever since 7200.11 Seagate has gotten a bad rep. 7200.12 and EP were amazing for me. Also have 2 Seagate drives since 2003 IDE 160GB, 200GB still kicking. One other note is that if you dont remove the drive to much from the system, or move the system itself then the drive will last much longer. As far as RMA here in Canada it take 1 week for me to RMA a Seagate drive, took 3 weeks to RMA a WD Scorpion Black. I got the email from SG 2 days before it was at my door and all the information about the drive coming. WD sent this same email 3 months after the drive was at my home.
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