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Old 03-16-2015, 08:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
Joe C
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Default Re: Rec./Best HDD... HGST?

I also have had issues with the Seagate drives vibrating, loud enough to the point of mistaking it for a noisy fan. Seagates support is good in their response time and cross shipping, but their replacement drives are dismal at best. They take old noisy drives, repackage them and ship them out again. I went through warranty several times on just one drive and the drives that Seagate RMA'd were worse that the original drive I sent in. I never did get a drive that was right, I just got sick of shipping drives and stuck the noisy(er) drive into an external enclosure.
The Backblaze story might not be as accurate as they stated, but Tweak Town report neglected to say that all drives suffered all the same, I do not see any indication that Backblaze would single out Seagate just to drag Seagate sales down.
I too have had problems with the newer Seagate drives before the Backblaze blog was posted.
Today with SSD prices dropping to below $200. for 500gb and the trend bieng that this tumble will continue, we may no longer need to discuss spindle drives in the near future. Samsung's 3D chip technology is supposed to be a break through in SSD sizes and prices, and other manufactures will follow
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