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I don't see what is up with all the seagate hate, seems everyone likes to jump on the bandwagon. I have used both for the past 15 years and more WD's have failed in that time than seagate. Both companies are reliable and I have had excellent RMA service with both. I look forward to seeing what seagate and samsung will come out with.
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Honestly, Im more worried about Hitachi being bought by WD than I am Samsung being bought by Seagate.
WD > Samsung > Toshiba > Seagate > Hitachi

Not sure where Maxtor falls anymore or if they even exist anymore :\\

Western digital is by far the best. I had one die, bought a replacement, then a year later decided to replace it. I checked with WD and they said they just needed a receipt. I went to Microcenter, they printed me a new one, and i was able to get it replaced, The new drive came in, with a new warranty for another 5 years
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I don't see what is up with all the seagate hate, seems everyone likes to jump on the bandwagon. I have used both for the past 15 years and more WD's have failed in that time than seagate. Both companies are reliable and I have had excellent RMA service with both. I look forward to seeing what seagate and samsung will come out with.
^ This. I've had dead Raptors and dead Caviars. While WD had an easier RMA process, I look forward to seeing what comes of this.
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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.

I used my 250gb Seagate drive for three years with absolutely no problems before I upgraded to my terabyte drive.
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I don't see the need for worry,in fact I am very optimistic about this"merger".I feel like Samsung is in control here,and you can bet they are not going to let Seagate tarnish their brand.Plus Seagate instantly has access to Samsung's tech and manufacturing which are clearly better so their products should improve significantly while losing a competitior.Then they gain Samsung's SSD products so their market share should jump big time.
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Speaking of personal experience, Seagate has a higher failure rate but gave significant warning everytime. I've had to clone about 20 seagate hd's over the last 3 years. All had smart predicted failure and bad sector counts. The majority were under warranty and replaced with working units. My experience with Western Digital is that they just DIE! Ive got about 11 on the sheft that are DEAD as a doorknob. You can apply power to them and they just click (no motor spin.) needless to say, all data lost. Hitachi are far worse. I've got about 22-25 of them stacked in a drawer and they're all toasted. They spin up, but click of death and gave no warning. Ironicaly there is one on my desk right now that was in my spare workstation. Windows reported disk events and errors to I removed it. Using Hitachi's own drive fitness test it's reported as being okay... 90% health infact. Seagate Seatools shows 22 bad sectors. We don't have many Samsung drives, but the few we have are problem free at the moment.

So even thought I've got as many dead seagate as hitachi drives.. i could at least get the data off the seagates.

Oh, and Toshiba makes terrible notebook hd's There are a ton on my shelf of dead drives that were swapped out for Momentus or Caviar Black drives.
    
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I've never had problems with any of my seagate HDD's_
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Hmmm...do I dare fill up my hot-swap bays with F3s/F4s while they are still Samsungs and not zombie Samsungs?

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Not gonna lie; I didn't take it well.
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hmmm...do i dare fill up my hot-swap bays with f3s/f4s while they are still samsungs and not zombie samsungs?

do it!
    
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