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- Don't buy a Seagate hard drive
March 3, 2011, 10:08 pm
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"reallocated sector count" failures.
Exactly what I am getting with a vertically mounted external Seagate
Re: Don't buy a Seagate hard drive
Rather poor references there. The first one is by someone who's main
problem appears to be an inability to interpret the SMART numbers. The
second one seems to point to an actual problem but, given the propensity of
'me too' complainers and owners of failed parts in general to exaggerate
their troubles, the actual number of failures being whinged about seems to
suggest that the drives are extremely reliable -- otherwise the boards
would be full of identical complaints. People who have a good experience
don't feel a need to vent, people who have had a bad experience will
complain loudly and frequently.
Hard drives occasionally fail -- that is how it is with mechanical devices.
Eventually every drive from every maker will fail. I've owned more than a
dozen Seagate drives recently, had one failure, and had it replaced with no
muss and no fuss and minimal delay.
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