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post #111 of 210
man, that sucks. I really have been impressed with samsungs drives. The F3's are great drives to raid, and the F4's 5400rpm drives are great for storage...
It's a shame, though I have no issue with seagate, just have steered clear of them since the firmware update fiasco.
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From personal experience, seagate is le bad.

I'm going to buy some samsung drives for resale ebay value.
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I had a 7200.9 died on me, and friend had a 7200.11 that failed in less than a year. I remember reading an Russian data recovery company released data about the most frequently failed hdd, Seagate 1TB+ drives were on the top.
Now that's what I call hard evidence!
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post #114 of 210
All HDD's fail, arrive DoA unluckily sometimes, etc. However, didn't Seagate only have ONE bad batch of HDD's? 7200.11 I believe.

I think that's what caused them to lost a lot of their customers. That and seeing reviews on here they don't seem to have a very good RMA service.
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Samsung make the best hard drives why would they bother selling?
Did you bother to read the article?

If you took the time, your questions would be answered....
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Don't buy all the F3s! I need to wait to order one friday!

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Samsung make the best hard drives why would they bother selling?
When nobody knows you're the best, fastest, strongest, it's hard to compete. Especially since Samsung doesn't do OEM's. Thousands of HDDs being bought by enterprises can't be beaten by Personal Powerusers buying from knowledge.

WD, (Toshiba?), and Seagate have all the businesses and OEMs; and unfortunately it's what is kept Samsung down.


Selling the best drives cheap to make your name known isn't very profitable.


RIP Spinpoints This angers me
Edited by FauxFox - 4/19/11 at 12:07pm
post #117 of 210
I don't why people are making such a big fuss about this. I've used Seagate hard drives in the past and never had a problem.
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post #118 of 210
I've never had a Seagate hard disk drive fail on me; come to think of it, my two oldest drives are Seagate and they work perfectly despite being almost a decade old.

As mentioned earlier, evidence for the poor quality of Seagate drives is purely anecdotal.
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no WD has broken for me
seagate/maxtor have multiply

but maybe why WD doesnt break is cuz i only have Enterprise HDD in my case, maybe thats why.. i dont know.
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I don't why people are making such a big fuss about this. I've used Seagate hard drives in the past and never had a problem.
I've gone through 10 of those little buggers within 3 years.
Where as I have a close to 15 year old samsung HDD that still works.
My WD's are working for 3+ years now.
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