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    Default So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive :O

    Who here has also taken the plunge for the first time since Seagate had all those issues a few years back with hard drives ? What have your results been with what you have bought ? I purchased the following :

    Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in Internal Hard Drive - DirectCanada

    I really needed more hard drive space for all the games I own. I am tired of installing and uninstalling games and burning through usage doing that as with my provider I do not have unlimited usage available unless it is between 2 am and 8 am and the thing is even with the ability to download many more games that I own I had nowhere to put them on a 750 GB hard drive. Heck I see me buying one more for me and two for my son before Xmas if this drives works well.

    Anyway just want to hear your experiences with Seagate after the problems a few years back with certain hard drives.

    Oh and also who refuses to do so still ?
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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    im nervous of Seagate so i never used them. im actually using a HGST hdd (took it out of an external case) for my games which actually works pretty well. Supposely they are just as bad but havent had any problems so far.
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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    Are seagate drives really that bad? I thought they are better than WD drives... I'm using a repaired Seagate drive.. works fine so far.
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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    they were back in the day then seagate starting having lots of issues. me personally WD is better now.
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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    they were back in the day then seagate starting having lots of issues. me personally WD is better now.
    hmmm okay. I'm using a WD drive too.. somehow Seagate drives run cooler. Will look into WDs now then
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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    WD All the way.Wen I get a hdd that is.

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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    I buy what's on sale. Seagate might have gotten a bad name a few years ago but, I use then now still and even in my new system. No problems. I buy WD, Seagate, Toshiba. Most the time I am building for someone else. In three years I have only had one hard drive fail on a customers rigs. It was a WD that went bad. I am not bashing either company. They all make good drives, sh*t happens in production line sometimes. It shouldn't ruin a company. They fixed the issues as far as I am concerned.

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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    I would have gone with the new WD 4TB

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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    We use a lot of drives where i work. I MEAN A LOT! My dept alone uses close to 200 drives a week. Our company sells to other company close to 10k drives a month. The failure rates between all of the drive makers are within industry failure margins over the course of 1 year. Rates actually decrease after 2 years with a small spike upwards after 3. All drive makers follow the same trending. Mind you this is our data.

    Seagate may have had issues a few years ago but that has been sorted out. WD also had some issues in the past. They moved on as well. HGST is now owned by WD. So there really is no difference to me between the two.

    Buy the best drive with the best performance that fits your need. Enjoy it. They all die at some point. So save a few $ while waiting.
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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    By the statement on Toshiba was a joke on their lack of sales compared to Seagate and WD. They are a solid drive maker. I have a Toshiba in one my system that has been running for 5 plus years. Bought when 500gb was big! lol
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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    Why are seagate drives bad? I have like 3 of them, they all work just fine.

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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Why are seagate drives bad? I have like 3 of them, they all work just fine.

    That was my point. There not. It just goes to show how one bad thing can tarnish your rep for years. Rumors continue and those that got burnt keep it in the back of their mind for a really long time.
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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    That was my point. There not. It just goes to show how one bad thing can tarnish your rep for years. Rumors continue and those that got burnt keep it in the back of their mind for a really long time.
    When was there a problem? I have one thats 2 years old, one thats 5 and one thats 10, they all still run just ducky.

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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    I had some Seagate drives during their times of problems. I had to send in two 750GBs for replacement (they failed almost immediately) and they paid the shipping both ways. RMA was easy and happened fast too. Both drives have been working fine since. It's been a long time.

    So recently, I needed a place to put all of my movies and music, plus a whole lot of scanned photos of my wife's deceased family members. I wanted a lot of storage and reliability, so I bought four 4TB Seagate drives and put them into an NAS box using a RAID-5 configuration. It's working flawlessly for me too.

    I have no problems with buying Seagate's drives.

    I also have two 1.5TB and one 2TB Seagate drive in my PCs.
    There are three WD 1TB Blacks spread around here as well.

    I have been lucky with HDDs so far. No significant DATA loss for me yet. I back my stuff up a lot though. (why have the storage if you're not going to use it?)

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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    When was there a problem? I have one thats 2 years old, one thats 5 and one thats 10, they all still run just ducky.
    January 2009. Barracuda 7200.11 drives made in Thailand (ref: ST31000340AS with firmware level SD15) are failing at boot time with a firmware error that is said to lock the drive up and render it inoperable.

    "Seagate has isolated a potential firmware issue in certain products, including some Barracuda 7200.11 hard drives and related drive families based on this product platform, manufactured through December 2008. In some circumstances, the data on the hard drives may become inaccessible to the user when the host system is powered on*. Seagate is "offering a free firmware upgrade to those with affected products."


    It was an isolated issue and everyone turned it into all Seagate drives are crap. It was fixed within weeks of the release of the drive but stupid people didnt update firmware and kept the bs going.

    I have no issues at all buying seagate drives.
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    Default Re: So I took the plunge today despite all my fear and went with a Seagate hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    January 2009. Barracuda 7200.11 drives made in Thailand (ref: ST31000340AS with firmware level SD15) are failing at boot time with a firmware error that is said to lock the drive up and render it inoperable.

    "Seagate has isolated a potential firmware issue in certain products, including some Barracuda 7200.11 hard drives and related drive families based on this product platform, manufactured through December 2008. In some circumstances, the data on the hard drives may become inaccessible to the user when the host system is powered on*. Seagate is "offering a free firmware upgrade to those with affected products."


    It was an isolated issue and everyone turned it into all Seagate drives are crap. It was fixed within weeks of the release of the drive but stupid people didnt update firmware and kept the bs going.

    I have no issues at all buying seagate drives.
    Well then, I guess I'll just continue buying which ever drive is best for me at the time then XD

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