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Combining proven components, state-of-the-art technology and industry-leading manufacturing expertise, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 drive - the 12th generation of this award-winning desktop hard drive family - delivers 1TB of high-performing, eco-friendly digital storage.
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#1
Sounds like a good price.
#2
RedOnRed
Sounds like a good price.


It is, but I wouldn't trust 1TB of my info to Seagate there quality has plummeted over the past couple of years and their warranty is woeful.

WD have some of the best drives out there, don't get me wrong nobodies drives are perfect but I can only comment on the difference of returns and replacement when I had a seagate drive go down and a western digi drive go down.

The WD drive was replaced within a week and I have only ever had one pack up on me.

I gave up returning seagate drives after the 4th one packed up on me...
#3
Celticsun;8408169
It is, but I wouldn't trust 1TB of my info to Seagate there quality has plummeted over the past couple of years and their warranty is woeful.

WD have some of the best drives out there, don't get me wrong nobodies drives are perfect but I can only comment on the difference of returns and replacement when I had a seagate drive go down and a western digi drive go down.

The WD drive was replaced within a week and I have only ever had one pack up on me.

I gave up returning seagate drives after the 4th one packed up on me...


I must admit i'm with you there with WD.

At home i've had 3 out of 3 Samsung drives die on me and quite a few Seagates but WD have never let me down. Even at work working in IT the WD failure rate is far lower than other brands.
#4
Funny aint it, I've never had a seagate or sammy die but lost 4 maxtors.
#5
tek-monkey
Funny aint it, I've never had a seagate or sammy die but lost 4 maxtors.


Maxtor is Seagate :thumbsup:

Has been since 2006
#6
TBH these were pre-2006, more like 2004!
#7
dcx_badass;8411120
I'd get a Samsung F3 instead, one of the fastest drives out there.


Speed isn't the question. All 3 of my Samsungs that failed were fast and quiet.
#8
Its data storage, does it really matter? Get a fast drive for windows by all means, for sticking media on though I'm happy with a 5400. Its my LAN speed thats the bottleneck anyway.
#9
RedOnRed
I must admit i'm with you there with WD.

At home i've had 3 out of 3 Samsung drives die on me and quite a few Seagates but WD have never let me down. Even at work working in IT the WD failure rate is far lower than other brands.


All HDD manufacturers go through phases of producing failure-prone models. I've had five (out of a total of eight) WD4000YR drives fail at the 3-and-a-bit-year point in a server at work, but I've got lots of Seagate drives at home of various vintages and none are showing any serious problems (a few reallocated blocks, but that's normal in modern large drives, even if some models don't expose block-level granularity in S.M.A.R.T. like Seagate). Incidentally, our vendor was able to get WD to replace the failed drives with new ones simply by us returning the drive top cover as proof of purchase/failure, which was nice, seeing as we couldn't spin the drives up to securely wipe them.

Anecdotally, Maxtor have always been pants, though; I've got a 120MB SCSI drive that developed stiction problems after a couple of years of service and any time a friend says they've lost a drive unexpectedly, it's always been Maxtor (maybe, though, because they're buying on price, from the cheapest and nastiest vendors who don't pack their drives properly for shipping, and perhaps they skimp on cooling too).

Seagate's firmware issues last year are quite worrying though, and combined with the reduction of their warranty terms from a then-market-leading 5 years suggests they're on a downward trend as regards to quality. I'm sure they'll be back in due course, though. If I was buying new drives for personal use today, I'd probably go with WD Caviar Black.
#10
cowbutt
All HDD manufacturers go through phases of producing failure-prone models. I've had five (out of a total of eight) WD4000YR drives fail at the 3-and-a-bit-year point in a server at work, but I've got lots of Seagate drives at home of various vintages and none are showing any serious problems (a few reallocated blocks, but that's normal in modern large drives, even if some models don't expose block-level granularity in S.M.A.R.T. like Seagate). Incidentally, our vendor was able to get WD to replace the failed drives with new ones simply by us returning the drive top cover as proof of purchase/failure, which was nice, seeing as we couldn't spin the drives up to securely wipe them.

Anecdotally, Maxtor have always been pants, though; I've got a 120MB SCSI drive that developed stiction problems after a couple of years of service and any time a friend says they've lost a drive unexpectedly, it's always been Maxtor (maybe, though, because they're buying on price, from the cheapest and nastiest vendors who don't pack their drives properly for shipping, and perhaps they skimp on cooling too).

Seagate's firmware issues last year are quite worrying though, and combined with the reduction of their warranty terms from a then-market-leading 5 years suggests they're on a downward trend as regards to quality. I'm sure they'll be back in due course, though. If I was buying new drives for personal use today, I'd probably go with WD Caviar Black.



Agreed, never been a fan of maxtor drives myself, noticed issues when Apple were originally using Quantum HDDs then quantum were bought out by Maxtor and I suddenly started getting drive fails... go figure

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