- May 4, 2006
though the deskstar was the only one to go out spectacularly (never had a hard disk explode on the inside, it sounded like a million tiny pieces of glass shaking around)
I almost forgot about Maxtor. Kind of fitting that they were acquired by Seagate.
Pre SSD I used to run RAID 10 in my two computers. I've had six of the eight die in two years. Five WD and one hitachi. I learned the RMA process really well and to keep the proper boxes on hand.
I don't miss platter drives at all.
Zarathustra[H];1040572278 said:I'm just amazed at this. In 20 years and countless hard drives of building computers, including the last few years of my FreeNAS ZFS box with 8 drives, I have never had a single hard drive fail.
I've had partitions become corrupted resulting in data loss, but never a failure of the actual drive.
I have - on the other hand - had an SSD fail on me (first gen OCZ Agility)
I'm with you on this one. I've never ever once had a platter drive fail, and I've personally used about 20 of them, and installed probably another 20ish into relatives computers. My very first SSD experience however was with a corsair M4 512 - and I had back to back drives (original and it's replacement) crap themselves and die within the first 24 hours of powerup. My thrid has been kicking just fine now for almost two years. Weird...
I have one Intel (four years old) and four Samsung SSD (mix of 840 Pro, EVO and non-pro) and never had one issue with them.
When I had the Hitachi drive die, I didn't want to dick with the RMA so I just ordered another WD, it was dead before it got to the desktop.
I made sure to never get a sandforce SSD or OCZ (samething at the time).
My favorite HDD were the IBM Deskstars, never had one of them die. Seagate drives are bad but nothing will come close to the crap that was Quantum.