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Maxtor.
seagate bought maxtor?
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In other news WD sales just went up lol. I remember my old Seagate drive, it wasn't super bad, but I did have problems with it.
    
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Why do failing company's have to bring the succeeding one's to hell with them too!
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I still don't understand what's up with all the Seagate hating.
This, I am sick and tired of people complaining about them. I have used both WD and Seagate for 15 years and have had more WD's fail in that time than seagates. Any hard drive can fail at anytime regardless of who made it, so it is up to you to backup your data.
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This, I am sick and tired of people complaining about them. I have used both WD and Seagate for 15 years and have had more WD's fail in that time than seagates. Any hard drive can fail at anytime regardless of who made it, so it is up to you to backup your data.
Yeah, doesn't make sense. Companies have good years/series and bad years/series. A few years ago, the 7200.10 were dominating the market and Samsung was not even mentioned.

If people are talking about subjective failure rates based on 1-2 HDD failures, they are will be sorely disappointed after a few years since all HDDs will fail.
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My only drives that died were Seagate. one was a 7200.9 320gb one a couple years back, the other was a much older model that was 160gb but I can't remember what model it was. All my WD and Samsung drives have yet to fail and die out on me. I've had a WD Caviar black that's lasted for nearly 3 years so far and still ticking - will it die? Absolutely, but the age difference with my 320gb Seagate isn't much different, actually that 7200.9 was less than 3 years before it croaked.

Please say it isn't so Samsung! After the Fiasco with the 7200.10/7200.11 Seagate drives, I hope Seagate has learned their lesson if they do acquire Samsung. F3 and F4 drives are amazing.

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If people are talking about subjective failure rates based on 1-2 HDD failures, they are will be sorely disappointed after a few years since all HDDs will fail.
The problem with this if you looked a few years back when Seagate was selling the .10, .11, and even .12 drives - there were many DOA's and large failure rates, check the amount of reviews on newegg. It was pretty bad. It's one thing for a drive to die out due to age, but another when you get one in a many that just flat out act as paperweights. Sure you can RMA it, but the number seemed way too high for a reputable company like Seagate, it wasn't on the level of warranting a recall, but it was pretty bad.
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Good. 1 and only Samsung hard drive I bought 2 months ago was broken.
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well thats just sad and to the people on the first few pages maybe the drives are so good that they lasted for so long and people are not buying as much i know stupid reasoning but hey you never know
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Good. 1 and only Samsung hard drive I bought 2 months ago was broken.
No matter what brand of HDD you buy,they all can break.
Samsung drives have some of the lowest failure rates.
Seagate and Maxtor drives have he highest rate of breaking.

Seagate doesn'tspin point anyone?
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