Yea of course, now go read the Backblaze blog on the matter. Failure rates were typically related to vibration in the enterprise industry from many many drives being used in the same enclosure. With that being said, one can assume any "normal" consumer won't have any of the issues associated with an enterprise database setup. I've had all of my Seagate drives pretty much just tossed in a case for years without issue just like this.
My oldest being 5 years old and well outside the warranty period. Considering the fact that they are practically the same thing you're buying into the name. Same specs, same technology, same warranty, different name. And actually, 3 years ago WD bought HGST, so some of these drives with the Hitachi name could be HGST rendering different results.
Edit: I like how they mentioned this.
In fact, the company has high hopes for Seagate’s new 4TB Desktop HDD.15 (ST4000DM000). Other Seagate drives are also big favorites with the Backblazers.
Those drives are 5900RPM and do not perform like the 7200RPM variants.
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