Seagate Drives

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by TheMadHatterXxX, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. TheMadHatterXxX

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    OMFMGMMGFMGMFMGFMGM worst fucking drives ever made I hope they fucking go out of business....another 3 tb drive filled with games down the fucking drain (2 so far).
     
  2. Rav3n

    Rav3n Gawd

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    You mad bro?
     
  3. KazeoHin

    KazeoHin [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah, the OP is acting like there is not a wealth of actual, scientific evidence that proves beyond a doubt that seagate drives are easilly the worst, and in many categories set the standard for unreliability.

    Sorry to hear about your struggles OP. When I shop for drives, my mind simply filters out anything I see with the word 'seagate' on it. Simply put: Seagate are not the cheapest because in my mind they do not exist. No more drive failures now.

    Bet you wish you'd spent that extra $10 on literally any other brand.
     
  4. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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  5. TheMadHatterXxX

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    I'm fucking literally about to cry at all the games I have to queue up for reload again....
     
  6. SomeGuy133

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    you dont have a data cap do you? if so...well start going to coffe shops :D
     
  7. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    Pickup a backup drive while you are downloading.
     
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  8. TheMadHatterXxX

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    Like Jesus, perhaps tomorrow whenb I try to power it on...my drive will be resurrected. :angelic:
     
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  9. SomeGuy133

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    well it is eastter tomorrow.....
     
  10. Darakian

    Darakian [H]ardness Supreme

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    All hard drives fail. Sorry you've had bad luck.
     
  11. lutjens

    lutjens Gawd

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    I have 12x Seagate 3TB hard drives...and have been running them nearly 24/7 for 5 years with no issues.

    Oh yeah, they're Constellation ES.2 SAS drives...maybe Enterprise-grade drives really are better quality...;)

    That said, I wouldn't touch Seagate's consumer lineup with a 10 foot pole...;)
     
  12. guc32

    guc32 n00b

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    Sorry to hear that. Ive had same experience with Seagates too.
     
  13. Rav3n

    Rav3n Gawd

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    I've likely been lucky. Many of my Seagate drives have been in use 7+ years, with zero failures to date. But I am not a typical example. All of mine were purchased at rhetoric same time though, same retailer.
     
  14. jamsomito

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    I've had 2 segate drives in the past, and exactly 2 of them died on me. 100% failure rate in my book.

    I also have some Maxtor and Western Digital drives on year 15 and a HGST drive on year 5 all without a hitch. Probably WD or Hitachi for my next buy.
     
  15. tungt88

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    Haven't used Seagate in over 6 years -- glad that I didn't go with them. I prefer HGST at this point for mechanical HDs.
     
  16. Roberty

    Roberty [H]ardness Supreme

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    That's news to me..... Seagate 1.5gb drive running fine and dandy in my rig for years - since this size first came out. If it died tomorrow it doesn't owe me a thing.
     
  17. LOCO LAPTOP

    LOCO LAPTOP [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Western Digital and HGST only for me.

    Too many failures with shitgates.
     
  18. levak

    levak Limp Gawd

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    I have around 100 4TB SATA Constellation drives and around 200 4TB & 6TB SAS Constellation drives running over 4 years and I think 2-5 have failed in that time.

    Matej