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Seagate HDDs have surprisingly high death rates [36530]

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:33 am    Post subject: Seagate HDDs have surprisingly high death rates [36530] Reply with quote

Backblaze, the makers of a cloud-based online backup service, has released the results of a hard drive reliability test for three leading manufacturers. The findings indicate two winners and one clear loser. In terms of annual failure rates, Seagate led the way with, on average, almost 14% of their 1.5 terabyte d

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not surprised at all, that's why I go WD and I've had Hitachi's as well and they been ok. Seagate is cheaper for a reason. Most every store I know stocks them like crazy because they are cheap. Someone who actually builds PC shouldn't be surprised by this finding.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's surprising, i've had many wd's die on me, but never a seagate....i guess YMMV
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. These numbers are typically secret.
It'd be more interesting to see the number of units sold. I know that a LOT of 2TB drives have been sold, but I'd think far less 4TB drives have been sold - which means that the numbers are not a good comparison between models of the same manufacturer.

I never bought a Seagate ever since my first one died in 2001 or so (and I could not recover the data).
I'm a Hitachi fan - I bought about 40 HDDs from them - only two needed replacement so far - both from the same batch. Replacement was free under RMA within warranty, which they did within a week, no questions asked.
I have RAID 6, so I am not worried that much anymore, but I do hate spending time on shipping and such.
Nowadays Seagate is Chinese, so if you see sensitive information leaking to the internet, you'll know why that is. Not that Google is doing any better with crapdroid.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seagates are crap and always have been. Likewise with the old Maxtor brand. I've never had a Western Digital fail on me.
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