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Old March 21, 2010, 07:36 PM
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Default my western digital drive is dead............

an earlier post mentioned the drive. a 1.5tb "green" western digital is officially dead.

had an issue way back with a seagate, now with a 1.5tb "green" drive.

can anyone tell me what drives have the least amount of issues?

not eager to repeat this experience.

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Old March 21, 2010, 08:57 PM
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Failure rates are pretty much equal between brands. I have personally found WD drives to be the most reliable, but realistically it's all just a matter of chance. You're just as likely to get a bad Samsung drive as you are a bad WD or Seagate one.
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We should have full disclosure first though......

How many drives do you go though in a year???? ;)
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Google released a study on this topic a couple or three years ago. Using many different brands of consumer-grade HDDs in their farms they found that most were equally prone to failure. They never included brand names with the stats they released, but later on they let it slip that they currently use Hitachi (they never said exclusively). Never tried one myself, but I do back up daily after repeated failures.

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I buy anywhere from 5 to 100 hdd a year and most don't die it's luck of the draw and i have been burned buy all the hdd's manufactures.
just in the last month i have ordered 15 hdd's some Seagate some wd
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Yup it's all luck of the draw. I hope you had another disk as a backup.
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RMA with Seagate is much longer then RMA with WD, at least in the last month that's been my experience. I will see if the 2nd WD drive takes as long.
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RMA with Seagate is much longer then RMA with WD, at least in the last month that's been my experience. I will see if the 2nd WD drive takes as long.
i have done 2 seperate rma's with seagate, i only had to send them to toronto and i got them both back within a week.
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i have done 2 seperate rma's with seagate, i only had to send them to toronto and i got them both back within a week.
I've only done the one with Seagate, but yes. Roughly a week and change, cause i'm farther away. However WD is also in the GTA. However it's been 2 weeks now and the drive is still coming to me.
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