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Originally Posted by darksideleader;13188804 
Do better corporate deals and redundant arrays have to do anything with it?

90% of all the seagate and maxtor drives i used have died on me and a rma was needed.

I buy them over the wd counter part because seagate drives are always on sale @ the local store in my area with a small 5-10% discount.
ironically, i lose that discount in rma shipping charges.

So I don't know if I'm doing something or Seagate is.

Yes.... because a hard drive failure is a failure regardless of pricing or inclusion in an array. Corporations don't care about deals.... i.e. They are willing to pay 3-100 times the consumer price for reliability.

How many Seagate/Maxtor drives are we talking about? 100s?
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I wouldn't feel uncomfortable buying Seagate drives.
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To be fair 2 of my WD drives failed and only one seagate drive needed to be RMAed. I am now using Samsung and they are perfect. I'm sad.
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post #94 of 210
Time to stock up on some F3s and F4s.
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Originally Posted by terraprime;13186063 
NOOO!!! those bastards I freaking hate seagate hard drives I have had nothing but problems from them, why in the hell would they go and screw up there lovely branded Samsung HDD name...

This, Is what came 1st to my mind frown.gif
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didn't they also acquire someone else recently
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post #97 of 210
why are people going out and getting more samsung drives???? if they break, you're going to have to RMA it and get a seagate drive as a return.

go with WD.
post #98 of 210
My day just was ruined.

RIP Spin points.

Now buying WD's
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And no more Samsung drives for me.
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Guys I don't know what everyone's issue is with Seagate. I have had a .11 in my system running for 2 and a half years straight almost 24/7. I rarely shutdown my machine unless a big thunderstorm is coming through or I will be gone for awhile. Granted it is an older generation than what most of the complaints come from, but still. That drive has been rock solid for a long time.

Granted though, my next drive will be WD for sure, just because of their good reputation.
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