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Guys, all this anecdotal evidence is meaningless. It doesn't matter if you're RAID has been going 3 years without fail, or if you've have 4 drives of x company perform great or fail all in a row.

If you want true statistics, look at the newegg reviews.

500gb F3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-181-_-Product

WD 640gb black: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-319-_-Product

7200.12 500gb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-395-_-Product


I'd say that the 640gb WD black drive is a gold standard of what a drive should be, and the fact that Samsung put out a drive thats currently the highest rated drive on newegg really speaks for their design team, and certainly backs the praise that Samsung has been getting in this thread.

By comparison, Seagate had a real loser with the 7200.11, and the 7200.12, while not flawed like the 7200.11, doesn't have the best reliability in comparison with the other market leaders.

We'll see what happens...
lol

You actually use Newegg's reviews to determine if a product is good or not? You do realize that most of the Newegg reviewers are typical end users who can't troubleshoot anything and/or have very little knowledge of what the heck they are doing while building a PC?

I have literally read hundreds of reviews on that site and thought to myself, 'this person has no clue.' The worst part is people who rate a product 1 egg because they received a damage product, from shipping!

You have to skim through to find a wall of text review to find a knowledgeable reviewer on any website like Newegg. They are few and far between but that will be where you are more likely to find good information.
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I just thought of something. How does seagate have the money to do this ? I dont know anyone that has bought a hard drive from them in years.
I was thinking this :/
How many hard drives can you buy with 1.375 billion? o.o
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Are Seagates really that bad? I have 2 and haven't had a single problem. Ive even dealt with their cs w/o a problem.
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Seagate arn't that bad...... I hope...
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That sucks.
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Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

looks like im switching to western digital :/

edit: my avatar is perfect for the original post
oh oh oh you had better not do that, they have one revision that's a POS. So they must be a crap company.

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[NGOHQ] Western Digital Comments on Caviar Green Critical Design Flaw Article
This is a tongue in cheek comment, I own a WD VelociRaptor....lol.

Also you had better not buy Intel because of P4 Netburst and P67 shindig or Nvidia for the 590 and re-branding.
This is only using the logic that has been shown here already.
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I guess people that are complaining about Seagate general drive failure here have never heard of the Constellation series drives. If you're really worried about drive stability, nearline enterprise drives may be your new best friend.

I personally haven't had a problem with them. I bought a drive back in '06 from Seagate and I recently upgraded to a 'cuda 12. The '06 drive hasn't died on me and hasn't reported any bad sectors. I just wanted more storage space. I think they're fine drives.
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I just thought of something. How does seagate have the money to do this ? I dont know anyone that has bought a hard drive from them in years.
Don't forget the business/professional sector and OEMS. (eg. Dell, HP, Acer..etc)
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This makes me sad, I hope they don't turn the Samsung name bad to soon (or at all)
Always had a soft spot for Samsung
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