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Old 03-28-2014, 12:06 AM   #46
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Seagate had a firmware bug around that generation of drives. The bug caused drives to fail after a few months of use.

I have had good experiences with Seagate. I own five Seagate drives, ages 4-10 years. All still work.
Old 03-28-2014, 05:31 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by enorbet View Post
BTW I don't think IBM has manufactured any hdds for years. As bad as some series of the DeskStar drives were (class action suit) I still bought several and just made sure they were kept as cool as possible.
Well, while that is true, the IBM hard disk division was sold to Hitachi and operate(s/d) as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, I was talking to some of the guys from HGST a few months ago, and they are still operating as a separate division, in spite of being sold on yet again.
Old 03-31-2014, 06:58 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by narz View Post
I'd like to see statistics that Seagate hard drives are any less reliable than the other majors like Western Digital since everyone here is shitting on them. My last 5 hard drives have been SG Barracudas, made tons of use out of all them since the 90s, they never failed on me, I just upgraded them when I needed more space. My only personal experience with Western Digital has been with an external hard drive that failed after about a year. My anecdotal evidence says WD blows.
Here are published some stats on that


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