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didn't they also acquire someone else recently

Hitachi sold out to WD.
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post #102 of 210
I love my Samsungs!

I have RMA'd Hitachi, Maxtor, WD, Seagate & yes... Sammy drives; (You name a drive and I have probably RMA'd one at some point! sozo.gif)
I used to be a Seagate fan....until I had to RMA one!

IIRC Seagate are the only ones that send you back a Refurb as your replacement for your RMA'd NEW drive!

and to add insult to injury- the warranty is cut to 1 year (for the refurb) even if you still had more time left on your original drive's warranty!

Every other RMA -I have received back a brand new drive, with my original warranty period intact!

Ducky (et al) Please feel free to correct me if my memory has bad sectors tongue.gif
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I'm another that don't understand the hate towards Seagate. Sounds like it was sparked by some media perception type crap.

As Duckie said once, every company will have a moment where something failed. Seagate must've done right about their fails or they wouldn't still be in existence in the same market.
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post #104 of 210
My audible response having read just the title of this thread: "AWWW NO"
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Hitachi sold out to WD.
ah - getting confused.

thanks for the clarification
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post #106 of 210
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I'm another that don't understand the hate towards Seagate. Sounds like it was sparked by some media perception type crap.

As Duckie said once, every company will have a moment where something failed. Seagate must've done right about their fails or they wouldn't still be in existence in the same market.
7200.11 is sticking to Seagate much like how "Deathstar" stuck to Hitachi.
People don't seem to forget mistakes, even if they aren't relevant anymore.
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7200.11 is sticking to Seagate much like how "Deathstar" stuck to Hitachi.
People don't seem to forget mistakes, even if they aren't relevant anymore.
I can see other components failing... but when it comes to PSU's (off topic yes) and HDD's, those are my biggest concerns. PSU's run the whole computer system 24/7 and my HDD's keep my data. I don't wanna fall into only having a HDD for 1 year perhaps and have a disk failure
post #108 of 210
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All manufacturers have similar hard drive failure rates. Anecdotal evidence on the internet is short-sighted.
This.

I have been working with disk drives since they were the size of washing machines. In my experience ALL manufacturers have issues at one point or another, ALL manufacturers have the best drive at one point or another and ALL manufacturers have similar failure rates when compared over time.

You guys are just a bunch of drama queens.

Look on the bright side:

Samsung can now spend more resources on SSD's to help bring them mainstream in the next 3 years.
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post #109 of 210
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7200.11 is sticking to Seagate much like how "Deathstar" stuck to Hitachi.
People don't seem to forget mistakes, even if they aren't relevant anymore.
No, Seagate's warranty is trash.

I've RMA'd 2 drives via Western Digital, and got better drives in return with 1 year left on the original warranty term.

Seagate RMA'd my Barracudas and gave me refurbished drives from 5 years ago. Western Digital would have given me a model refresh, but a new drive.

After dealing with Seagate's warranty I'm no longer a fan of their drives, and it pains me that they bought a good drive manufacturer. I wouldn't be surprised if they squander what Samsung developed and push their own drives.
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Samsung make the best hard drives why would they bother selling?
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