Originally posted by rakesh_1024
Seagates normally get f__ked up after about 18 months.
And to make matters worse they offer only 1yr warranty.
Here in India, we prefer Samsung.
Btw, my HDD is the second one.
Well I bought the first one when they USED to offer 3yr warranty.
Yeah, I got the replacement.
OMG that is only the second ever time I've heard of a Seagate drive die; I have heard of many MANY Western Digital's die but not Seagate.
this is what I know:
* everybody I know who use Seagate drives still own them after many years of operation, and are still working 100%
in fact Seagate's are about the best quality drives made, IMO better quality than WD
* seagate are the quietest ever 7200RPM drives, and they actually have a faster access time than Western Digital's
* Seagate make drives that truly run on SATA; in fact most brands are just using ATA133 and are emulating SATA, Seagate is one of a small handful of brands that make drives truly run on SATA.
emulating SATA for quite a lot of drives have proven unreliable, and data corruption can and has occured quite often
I do like Western Digital, and I'm not saying they're bad, but I think Seagate is a better drive