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Seagate HD Issues
Vic Klonin from Calgary writes:
- Never had one go bad since 1985 when I bought my first full height 80MB drives.
- None! The most important caution I can give anyone is to make sure that their computers are running in a very cool area as this is the biggest culprit that causes failure. Anything spinning @ 5,400 + RPM is going to get HOT so don't cut short on this issue. Make sure the PC is not placed in an area where there is insufficient ventilation
- I currently own an assortment of Seagate 2 thru 4TB drives @ 7,200 RPM purchased @ MemX within the last 8 years & they work fine considering they run 24 hours a day. I do own a few WD that have never failed me either. Considering I have used IBM & Intel based computers since 1985 I've never had a hard drive go bad. I'll buy a Seagate without any hesitation. I do have a complete mirror of every drive I currently use that stores data & my Boot drives.
Performs like all Seagate
Doug G. from Calgary writes:
- Low price compared to WD Drives
- Like all Seagate drives, you pay for what you get. Just purchased four of these drives and one has already failed.
- I have several Seagate and WD drives that I use in raid environments for our office. Seagate drives consistently fail without warning - over and over and over again regardless of age and use. I am now using them only to store previous video projects as they are completely unreliable in a production environment. WD drives are by far more reliable and are worth the additional cost.
Stopped working after 6 months
C from Richmond writes:
- -Not reliable
- I've been using WD drives exclusively. After reading alot of Seagate HDD problems I was weary to try this drive. But the salesperson said Seagate has resolved most of their HDD issues and it's a better bargain. So against my better judgement I decided to buy this drive because I'm just using it for storage of movies/pics. I won't even be using the drive much. Lo and behold, it crapped out after 6 months. I'm not even going to warranty this HDD because I don't have faith in the next one to last.
They don't last
Richard from Edmonton writes:
- Fast for the RPM, lots of space for the money
- They die at the 2 year mark. I've had two go now, pretty much exactly at two years now. That's a 100% failure rate. Both in desktop storage applications, not 24/7 NAS or anything like that.
- Cheap and work great until they don't.
so far so good - decent speeds
Jason from Winnipeg writes:
- -fast enough -easy detection -excellent price
- 2 year warranty - but all manufacturers went to 2 year .. so not a knock on "THIS" drive.
- Using it for large file storage -go pro videos -blurays etc. Installed in External MediaSonic 4 Bay eSata enclosure with 3 other drives Crystal Disk Mark tests right after format Seq Q32T1 Read - 193.8 MB/s - Write 184.1 MB/s Sequential Read 189.4 MB/s - Write 181.4 MB/s For reference - same test - same system - WD 4TB Black - in my INTERNAL SYSTEM Seq Q32T1 Read - 125.0 MB/s - Write 124.8 MB/s Sequential Read 116.4 MB/s - Write 118.3 MB/s Very happy - wish I'd bought more at this price.