WD shows faster Black series HDDs

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  1. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    I did have a raptor go after 10 years,and seagates of old sucked and had two die after less then 3 years but the last seagate i got has been holding up for 3 years.
    Dont matter i mostly kill my hd's by dropping them anyway
     
  2. ---TK---

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    Seagate dont send new replacements. I got a certified repaired in this rig one in my boys C2Q rig and an external that I just opened an rma with.
    edit they did send me a 2tb drive back to replace my 1.5tb so thats ok I guess. its certified repaired too. havent tried it out yet tho
     
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    I agree, it's usually the one's with problems that always post; not those that have a working HDD. I ordered two Samsung F4's from them a while back, one was just fine and is working till this day; the other had bad sectors and was a paperweight. And those are the most reliable hard drives ever reviewed on Newegg.

    It's just really the luck of the draw, any mechanical instrument will have a failure rate.
     
  4. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    I have had 5 seagate drive fail on me. My 3 other drives are all Western Digital.
     

  5. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    HDDs are probably the component i less give a ****. But some comments here make me wonder, because i had the same single 750gb seagate drive for 6 years and it never failed in any way. Rock solid.
     
  6. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    And yet their slimline 2.5" drives cap at 750gb :|
     
  7. Kaerar

    Kaerar Master Guru

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    Funny thing is I've seen failures for all manufacturers that are common. Gotta love the old IBM Deathstar's (Deskstar...) that literally had platters that shattered.

    Seagate went downhill a lot after acquiring the Maxtor HDD plant. Maxtor were initially good but cost cutting reduced their quality a lot over time. Seagates that come from that plant are usually of comparable quality to the EOL Maxtor's which were widely regarded as rubbish.

    WD have been pretty good for me. Working through most issues. Still had a few fail, but them's the breaks.

    Nice to see a positive update in speed for the Blacks though. just wish they had gone to 1TB platters as well...
     
  8. LesserHellspawn

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    I've just recently added a Samsung 840 EVO 1 TB SSD for my games to the existing 256 MB 830 for the OS. I will never be looking back at HDDs, except as backup media. 1 TB is plenty enough still.
     

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