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    Default Seagate? Bah.

    Tell me: How can a 1500GB disk, just over seven months old, made by Seagate... start to fail? A multitude of times recently, while I've been playing a video or a song or whatever, everything will just stop and freeze and I'll have to forcibly reboot the computer. Sometimes when I'm overclocking, it takes several seconds during boot before the drive pops up. I can actually hear the disk spinning up from time to time when I'm in Windows, and it'll stall a while before anything happens on the screen.

    I had a look at my drives in HD Tune, and whaddaya know, there seems to be a lot wrong with the Seagate drive, from bad sectors to spin-up errors, while my Samsung drive (which is almost 2 years old now) is virtually spotless and in perfect health.

    Is this a common Seagate thing? I can't say I've had anything but bad experiences with their drives. Has anyone else here had the same kind of experiences with Seagate drives?

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    i thought i read something about some seagate mechanical drives having bad controllers. i was talking to Criss, another member here, and he has had a lot of issues with seagate, too.

    i've often heard bad things, but i've never actually experienced it firsthand.

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    Is the seagate drive your boot drive? How often and what type of maintenance do you perform on the seagate drive? Basic maintenance such as defraging, removal of old cached files and old registry settings is something every user should be made aware of and then they should proceed to do these tasks on a regular basis.

    CCleaner is a wonderful free utility that will help in some of these tasks. I swear by the product and have suggested it to propably thousands of folks over the years.

    CCleaner Homepage. Be sure to read the Quick Tour before using.

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    I've blown out at least 5 drives in the past few years, and 3 have been Seagate. The other was a Western Digital, and I forget the other. It does happen. Never had a problem with Hitachi or Samsung.

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    @4Hams: I defrag every week using Defraggler, and I use CCleaner every week as well. I rely on speed and stability when it comes to my computer, so I try not to clutter it with too many programs and other generic stuff. I also love PiriForm's programs, and use them frequently. And yeah, the Seagate is the boot drive.

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    That one drive has a lot of problems, Neweggs own customer reviews has 497 people rating it very poor. another 119 as poor and 108 as average.

    But it also has 897 as five star and 232 as 4 star, I would go with a Samsung 1TB F3, they run cool and their fast plus $85 is not a bad price for a 1TB

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