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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 05:26 PM - Thread Starter
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So does Seagate still kinda suck?

Out of the game awhile, but I know their drives have had reliability issues in the past (lost 1 myself). I'm in the market again and they are obviously priced a little better than WD. Is reliability still an issue with them?

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Yep.

Their professional line of drives is decent though.


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No they dont its an old myth that refuses to die no matter what depsite the fact they have improved a lot and they are nothing like they where 10-15 years ago
No matter how many graphs data and proof you present there are still people saying the same old thing without fact checking

Today they are no worse than WD in fact they now have a slightly lower RMA and failure rate than WD does
And no do NOT post that garbage from Backbaze its not truthful useful trustworthy or anything like that in the tiniest bit its TRASH!

I have x4 Seagate Ironwolf drives and they never had a problem my best friend have a bunch too he never had one fail either while we both have WD fails so if you have a Seagate fail its bad luck nothing more they are not worse than WD or Toshiba

Edit: If you buy the cheapest drives there will always be a greater risk of failing that goes with everything and every brand and thing so people saying Seagate sucks often bought the cheapest drive they have so duh same risk as WD or Toshiba and its bad luck not bad quality

Speaking about Seagate when i use hard drive sentinel on all of my Seagate drives i can see how many writes they have had in their life time but the WD Ultrastar DC HC530 i just bought a few weeks ago dont have that data presented so that sucks

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I've replaced a lot of bad hard drives. Most of them are WD blue. Seagate doesn't show up more than expected.

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I've replaced a lot of bad hard drives. Most of them are WD blue. Seagate doesn't show up more than expected.
With the green gone the blue are the cheapest and lowest end drives right?

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My experience with Seagate is that yes, they do suck but that's the old series - Barracuda series 10 to 12. Had to replace countless amounts of these drives in our company's PC's. What a bunch of garbage that was, WD blue was second.

WD Green however, never had problems with those, same for Hitachi drives, indestructible.

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The Barracuda is the cheapest drive from Seagate so no wonder i have never dared to buy one myself i have always bought the Ironwolf Pro and only a single Ironwolf
Funny when you talked about the Green i had a bunch of those before WD killed them off and never had a single problem with any of them and i had a 1,2,3,4 and 6 TB model

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In my own experience, Seagate does tend to be less reliable. Not sure how accurate my anectodatl evidence is, but I've used 7 Seagates, and 12 WDs in my recent systems. Of those, 5 Seagates have failed. All the WDs are still working fine, including an ancient 320GB IDE drive from 2006!

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All hard drives suck Seagates are cheap and their RMA process is smooth, so that's what I use.

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I've had wd's die but not others. Most important thing is to not trust any of them with valuable data, always have proper backups

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