i seem to have bad luck with 1.5TB hard drives

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude with an ileostomy bag OT Supporter

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    i had a samsung 1.5TB hard drive develop tons of bad sectors after about 3 months. RMAd it

    now my western digital 1.5TB hard drive is extremely sluggish. it works, but having to write a file to it can take 5 -6x longer than usual. also, sometimes it will just not show up as connected to my system, not even in device manager. then i reboot and its there. causes my system to stay on a black screen for 20 extra seconds upon bootup when its connected.
    i tried swapping the sata cord and put it in another system with similar results
    reading from the drive usually works ok, but something it slows to a crawl.
    guess i have to RMA this one also
    other people have similar issues:
    http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop...2;jsessionid=47BDF4273898EDB10417AE16534613AD
     
  2. Graham

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    I just got a Samsung 1tb, I hope it holds up better than that.
     
  3. thekraft

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    Yeah, the 1.5 TB WDs have been having issues from the get go, i think firmware related? I picked up two of them before I learned about it. I hope they don't fail on me either. :(
     
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    You need something like this full of 500 GB drives

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    i've been buying a lot of 1.5TB drives
    sticking with WD Green (WD15EADS), Seagate LPs (ST31500541AS), and Samsung EcoGreen F2s (HD154UI)

    none have died yet (oldest batch are 8-9 months old)
    my fav are the Samsungs
     
  6. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude with an ileostomy bag OT Supporter

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    S: is the affected drive, 1.5TB. all of the other drives are WD 1TB drives. not sure why X: shows up as unknown :dunno:
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  7. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude with an ileostomy bag OT Supporter

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    hmm, my C: drive is just a pata 133 connection, but it blows everything out of the water. probably because its a different drive and the test i ran
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    I'm just curious, when you did your os install, did you load sata drivers or did you set it to emulate ide?
     
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    All five of my Seagate 7200.11's have been great. Have another two coming and as well as a WD Green WD15EARS. I can only hope they do as well.
     

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