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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 10:32 PM - Thread Starter
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Seagate Barracuda Compute failures 2019

Just wondering if anyone else has had such lousy luck with the newer barracuda drives?

I purchased ST8000DM004 8tb internal sata hard disk for long term storage of media files, when I ran the SMART utility immediately after placing my media on the drive, I found reallocated sectors and multiple end to end errors in the smart stats. I watched the drive closely for a few days and decided to RMA the drive through newegg where I purchased it. They promptly replaced the drive, and I put my media on it again, this time it didn't even last a single day before it failed and no longer worked. I know for certain both times they were brand new, sealed drives. Now, I am having to RMA directly through seagate, as newegg only replaces a device once. Seagate has since informed me they don't have any of these drives, so they are shipping "equivalent" product.

I am just wondering if anyone else has experienced these failures on this model number. Over many years of building and using computers I realize drives fail, but I have never experienced 2 back to back fails on a drive, regardless of brand. Seems like newegg may have gotten a bad batch of these in.

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I'll chime in here. My drive isn't the exact same model but is a newer barracuda that failed. This is my third Seagate drive to fail within a few short years of ownership. I still have Seagate drives from 08 that work as normal and check out fine as far as disk health goes, yet all of my newer drives spontaneously failed.

From what I understand there was a large management change at Seagate and they are now cutting costs aggressively. It's a shift in the industry as a whole, as SSD's are largely the norm and old disk drive manufacturers are struggling to maintain profits.

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