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Default HDDs from Hitachi are most reliable - 01-22-2014, 13:25 | posts: 20,823 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Backbase, a provider from a cloud-service, posted some research on reliability of HDDs from the consumer market. It seems thatÂ*HDDs from Hitachi are the most reliable, while Seagate has the worst rea...

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Default 01-22-2014, 13:31 | posts: 6,673 | Location: Dubai

Hardly surprised to see Seagate as the worst. WTF is wrong with them ...
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 13:47 | posts: 3,919 | Location: Australia

You could probably put the latest Toshiba desktop drives (like the DT010ACA100/DT010ACA200/DT010ACA300) in with Hitachi drives there, seeing as they are essentially Hitachi drives anyway.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 14:05 | posts: 162 | Location: Singapore

I can attest that Seagate drives are the worst. I had 3 consecutive Barracudas that failed in less than a month of use and they were all from different batches.

And apparently I've not experienced the worst because the survival rate chart shows piles of Seagate drives failing after many months of usage. Meaning many months worth of data suddenly gone from what seems to be a good unit. I consider myself lucky to have mine all fail up front.

On the other hand their external drives seem ok.

HDD reliability is VERY important!! You don't want to lose precious data and have your work/play interrupted by drive failures.

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Default 01-22-2014, 14:41 | posts: 328

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I can attest that Seagate drives are the worst. I had 3 consecutive Barracudas that failed in less than a month of use and they were all from different batches.
Strange. My GF has a 3TB barracuda and it works just fine for around a year now. Usually i buy Samsung.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 14:43 | posts: 18,109 | Location: New Jersey, USA

I can confirm seagate being the worst. All I have from them are certified repaired now.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 14:57 | posts: 16

I would have thought that the sale of Samsung's HDD division to Seagate would have seen them improve. Obviously not. I think I'll be going with WD in future as I have had personal negative experiences with Hitachi.
Damn I miss Samsung's HDD's, they really knew what they were doing and it shows at the success of their SSD's now.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 14:58 | posts: 10,393 | Location: Toledo Ohio

I've heard Toshiba's are the worst, Seagate I've heard mixed views about, I love my barracuda drives.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 15:06 | posts: 5,492

Had a couple Seagate 1tb units for a year now, no probs. Hope they keep going.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 15:34 | posts: 382 | Location: MA, USA

I personally haven't had much bad luck with Seagate, but I think what separates them from WD is their more in-depth SMART diagnostics and they're pretty good about replacing defective drives. On the other hand, by adding more diagnostics, Seagate drives are more likely to "fail" even if there isn't really a problem.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 15:36 | posts: 1,503 | Location: Temeswar,Romania

Damn..just bought a 2tb SSHD, oh well. I'll see how that works for me.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 15:41 | posts: 23,939 | Location: NZ

Is this a joke? Hitachi are the worst.



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Default 01-22-2014, 16:12 | posts: 791 | Location: RO TM

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I personally haven't had much bad luck with Seagate, but I think what separates them from WD is their more in-depth SMART diagnostics and they're pretty good about replacing defective drives. On the other hand, by adding more diagnostics, Seagate drives are more likely to "fail" even if there isn't really a problem.
+1 from me to.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 16:15 | posts: 23,939 | Location: NZ

There's something not right with these stats, they are completely skewed.

Yes Seagate had problems with the 1.5TB drives...that is no secret, however doesn't anyone think it's pretty strange there are no 1TB or 2TB Seagate drives in this graph?

   
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Default 01-22-2014, 16:34 | posts: 5,232 | Location: Everyday Rain Florida

Yeah, not all drive models are created equal, they should have the same playing field. 1TB 1 platter? 2 platters? 3 platters?
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 17:25 | posts: 130 | Location: PA, USA

They also did not mention the size of the lots they buy in. For example, if they bought 1000 Seagate HDDs in one shot and that lot had a problem, it would severely skew their results.

When drives have no problem, lot purchase info is not so important since the default expected state is no problems. But when there are problems, lot info is important.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 17:29 | posts: 130 | Location: PA, USA

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I personally haven't had much bad luck with Seagate, but I think what separates them from WD is their more in-depth SMART diagnostics and they're pretty good about replacing defective drives. On the other hand, by adding more diagnostics, Seagate drives are more likely to "fail" even if there isn't really a problem.
This is my experience as well. Seagate replaces the drive under warranty without you having to prove it is failing.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 17:39 | posts: 447 | Location: Xylanthia

TRUE.....as Seagate's HHDs firmwares are most likely to be available....
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 17:40 | posts: 1,936 | Location: Isle of Man

I like Western Digital, mainly due to the advanced replacement RMA drives you can get

I've got a few RED drives now, not sure how good they are yet but i've RMA's a few greens over the last three years and they seem to be starting to fail now in my raid array
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 17:49 | posts: 6

Some Seagate models carry only a single year warranty over here. Maybe it differs from country to country, but honestly an HD with such a short warranty tells the manufacturer itself doesn't expect much from it. Fortunately that's only some of their models, so I can still keep them in mind in addition to WD, whichever happens to have better prices at the moment.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 17:53 | posts: 1,220 | Location: Langley,B.C. Canada

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I would have thought that the sale of Samsung's HDD division to Seagate would have seen them improve. Obviously not. I think I'll be going with WD in future as I have had personal negative experiences with Hitachi.
Damn I miss Samsung's HDD's, they really knew what they were doing and it shows at the success of their SSD's now.
I had a negative rma experience from Hitachi that soured me on them as well.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 18:20 | posts: 496 | Location: Wales

The make of the drive means nothing.

It's a lotto just like people, some live long while others die young.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 18:33 | posts: 229 | Location: at Bill Gates Dog House

Thats funny, i cant count how much importaint datas i lost which i never get back on Harddisks of Western Digital, IBM/Hitachi, Hitachi Notebook Harddisk.

I already run years 7200.12 500GB in in Stripeset Raid 24/7 and 3 7200.14 2GB Raid 5.

I have 6 Harddisk of Seagate 7200.9 with 160GB not in use i dont know what i should do with them and they still works fine

So i dont give a XXXX to that News.
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 19:30 | posts: 130 | Location: PA, USA

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I like Western Digital, mainly due to the advanced replacement RMA drives you can get

I've got a few RED drives now, not sure how good they are yet but i've RMA's a few greens over the last three years and they seem to be starting to fail now in my raid array
You can do two types of advanced replacement from Seagate, one is free but slow (though you need to give them your credit card number in case you never return the bad drive) and the costs money but they send it very quickly (two day mail I think).
   
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Default 01-22-2014, 19:33 | posts: 23,939 | Location: NZ

I own 8 Barracuda's, had 9 but lost one to a power surge. Oldest was bought in 2007 and still trucks along. (actually I also got some 10 yrs old IDE but not in use).
I wasn't going to mention it as I didn't want to be seen as biased.

Nothing wrong with WD either, but to claim Hitachi (Toshiba) are the most reliable drives based on questionable data is misleading.

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