Seagate SATA drives are shit

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  1. Whalephat

    Whalephat Conservative Bastard

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    I'm on my third Seagate SATA drive (second warranty replacement) and it's starting to go bad on me now just like it's two predecessors did. If you are contemplating the purchase of a SATA drive, avoid Seagate like the plague.

    I've got two Maxtor SATA drives in my machine and they both work flawlessly, so I'll be warranty swapping this Seagate, selling the piece of shit replacement on eBay when it comes in, and replacing it with another Maxtor.

    Just wanted to share the joy and help others from making the same mistake of choosing a Seagate SATA drive.
     
  2. Mikey D

    Mikey D New Member

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    Must be bad luck of the draw there.

    I have two of the 160GB Segate Baracudas in an SATA raid, no problems yet, been a year so far (knock on wood)
     
  3. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    i also have two 160 GB Seagate drives - but in separate machines. no problems after ~ 6 months
     
  4. chiisu

    chiisu New Member

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    western digital > seagate
     
  5. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    I have 4 160GB Seagate SATA's in a RAID-5 configuration for data storage - all are perfectly fine and it's freaking fast.

    No problems.
     
  6. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    true story.
     
  7. Blue Leaves

    Blue Leaves Active Member

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    On my first SATA drive and it's a Seagate. No problems.
     
  8. Brian

    Brian New Member

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    western digtal<seagate

    seagates-cheaper and have never had problems
     
  9. skooter

    skooter Guest

    i have never had a good western digital, the longest was 6 months then ka-boom.
    i have never had a probelm with seagate, i have 4 seperate drives running constantly.

    * >> western digtal
     
  10. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    the only drives i've ever had fail on me were a seagate and an IBM. We had some Dell servers at work that had so many Maxtor SCSI drives fail that they made Dell replace every Maxtor drive with WD drives.

    :dunno:

    Oh, and I've got two 36 GB WD Raptors striped in my primary machine that have been going strong since last September.
     
  11. tau

    tau Guest

    2x80GB Seagate Barracudas striped and they're doing fine for me so far. I'll probably pick up a WD in the near future to give WD a shot, as I need more space.
     

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