The LAST Seagate Hard Drive I'll ever buy…

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  1. stellarcomics

    stellarcomics Well-Known Member Donator

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    …just died on me. Had it for less than a year. What a piece of shit!!
    NEVER buy anything from that company.

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  2. Your_Moms_Box

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    I think I have only ever had 1 seagate....

    I've never had issues with WD drives.
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    I hear ya. I'm the unfortunate owner of a Seagate GoFlex network drive. And yeah, it's a bit problematic trying to stream media off of it...but I got it cheap, so I'm not that torn up about it. It's just temperamental, really...not very reliable. And I'm just waiting for the day that it's going to shit the bed.
  4. stellarcomics

    stellarcomics Well-Known Member Donator

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    Bad news for me is that I have 2 more of them in my Mac Pro. Gonna replace all of them with WD's.
  5. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I guess I'm just lucky. All 3 of mine are (2 in the computer and one spare waiting for an emergency formatting), and I've been heavily using them for 2-4 years (each one I bought a different amount of time ago).
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    Never had an issue with WD. I have an old 2x500gb MyBook that I bought in 2006. I used that fucker constantly up until 2011 (when I had to upgrade to a 2TB) without a problem. It was used to stream directly to my TV, so it was running a lot. The only shitty thing about it is the fan would get a little loud.
  7. stellarcomics

    stellarcomics Well-Known Member Donator

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    I have a mybook hard drive I bought 2 or so years ago (when Circuit City closed). Damn thing still worlds perfectly.

    FYI here's the error message I get:
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    I'm going to boot into Windows when I'm done copying and see if I can rescue it. I doubt it.
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    Every Maxtor hard drive I ever owned myself or encountered in working on other systems has shit the bed.

    Maxtor merged with Seagate some years ago. I was never a big fan of Seagate.

    Their hybrid laptop drives look tempting but I cannot bring myself to take the plunge yet.
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    If you can find a download of Hiren's Boot CD it may help you.

    Blame Swype.
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    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother. Donator

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    And I've had eight running 24/7 for almost three years in a RAID tower without an issue. Yeah, anecdotal evidence sure is great, huh?

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    I've got Seagates in my DVRs that have been running 24/7 for years. And I've had two WD My World Book drives fail on me, I think it's just luck of the draw. FYI, you can avoid having to send the drive back for a warranty claim by calling and telling them you've got proprietary business information on it since that's your business.
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    stellarcomics Well-Known Member Donator

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    I've got music, movies (legal and pirated), pics, and porn on it. hardly proprietary. And they'd replace it with another POS drive. No thanks, I'm just replacing it.
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    I think they all have the same chance of failing.

    Since Im in the business of fixing computers, i see alot of hard drive failures.

    Can't say Seagate fails more than WD or Samsung or HItachi or any other way

    What I do know is that hard drives are cheap and because of their mass production, seem to fail more frequently. Backups are important. If you're not backing your shit up regularly you are asking for trouble.
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    stellarcomics Well-Known Member Donator

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    Yeah, the music and movies are replaceable, it's the porn that I'm worried about! ;)
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    Blazin,
    You know full well that Seagate drives are shit.
    WD drives are some of the best out there, but they're also expensive.
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    I have had lots of WD drives fail...4 of them but they were all the 1200JB drives that it turns out had a horrible controller board chip issue...some day i will solder the chips to a good board and recover the data...MY NEW plan that I have been on for a year is one of these
    http://store.westerndigital.com/sto...d.13092300/catid.13092800/categoryID.13093400
    Western digital 2Tb My book external drive. THey are on sale now for $129....get one NOW. It's usb 3.0 too, so if you have that it's super fast. Ignore all the pre-installed crap and use it as a regular external drive...then
    I run Cobain Back Up
    http://www.cobiansoft.com/
    a free awesome program that you can schedule to back up specific directories/files/folders etc.
    It backs up 2x a week...MY Itunes folder, family pics, family videos, important work/docs....Takes about 5 hours and does it while i sleep...
    I told my wife if the house is ever burning get the kid and that drive and we're all set..



    It's actually $119 on newegg right now...even better
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136748
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    For those who use a lot of data, buying a home server was a great investment. I bought an Acer for around $400 which included a 2TB hard drive. It has four bays, and I think each bay can accommodate up to a 4TB hard drive, as well as 4 USB ports in the back for external expansion. I have (2) 2TB Western Digital HDs in there right now on mirrored backup. I can stream content off of it to almost any device in my house over the network.

    Beats having externals lying around (although I do use a 2TB external on one of my TVs that has no internet capabilities).
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    Same here. The only real noteworthy "problem drives" I remember are the infamous Deathstar drives in the early 2000's and Maxtors in the early/mid 90's.

    I am trying to talk myself into buying a pair of Momentus XT drives for my laptop to replace the 5400 RPM drives that came with it.
  20. mills

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    I can't tell if you're kidding or not dammit.

    Right around post #15 I was about to compare hard drives with OS's and say "at least there are no fanboys for hard drives."

    This is how this dumb shit shit starts.

    Hopefully you were kidding. Is either Apple or Microsoft known for being expensive? (I honestly don't know)
  21. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Everyone having a different experience with hardware could be comparable to how everyone has a different genetic composition and therefore won't all react the same way to the same medical treatments (e.g. medications) so I can identify with that.
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    When I was an IT guy... prob had the most issues with Seagates. I ordered like 20 PC's with 9.1 gig Segates. Ended up replacing all the drives under warranty.
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    In my early days as an IT guy, I built PC's for a small regional company. We had a customer who we built a PC for. He got it home and put his DOS-based business software program on it. When he went to pull up his data files it would show nothing there but if you checked the directory - they were there. This was back in the MS-DOS and very early Windows 3.x days. It got dumped in my lap with the instructions to "make it happen" because it was an "important customer" that we needed to make happy.

    It turned out to just be some oddball issue with Seagate hard drives. I replaced the hard drive (after being told that had already been done). Turns out I grabbed a Quantum drive off the shelf instead of another Seagate. Well, it resolved the issue. It was just dumb luck.

    Well the next thing was to try the guy's program on other machines in the store and lab. I quickly found it just wouldn't work with any of the machines that had Seagate IDE drives. It had to just be some glitch due to the way the program was coded.

    We used all brands back then.. Quantum, Conner, Western Digital, Seagate, and Maxtor. We stopped using Maxtor because of a high failure rate. I don't remember any issues otherwise.
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    Damn I forgot about Quantum. Anyone have an opinion on Samsung or Toshiba drives?

    Oh, and as far as Western Digital being better than Seagate, they both suck. I have two 1TB drives in my pc, one is just for weekly backups. I have had to exchange both under warranty within the past two years. Both are black Caviar drives.

    Blame Swype.
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    I wouldn't go as far as to say both WD and Seagate suck. I've gotten a DOA WD drive and got it replaced and the replacement was just fine.

    I have noticed that Woot always seems to have a ton of Seagate refurb hard drives. That just makes me wonder where they all come from. They never seem to have other brands, just Seagate.

    For a standard desktop PC, WD is still my first choice.

    I had Samsung drives in my last desktop PC. No problems with either one. I have no real experience with Toshiba hard drives other than my new laptop has a pair of them, 750GB. Other than being 5400 RPM I have no complaints. I will probably swap them out at some point.

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