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Hard Drive Reliability

Postby Fluxc0re » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:03 pm

Wow . Looks like I have to rethink this
http://arstechnica.com/information-tech ... content%29


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Re: Hard Drive Reliability

Postby Ace0751 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:44 pm

Main reason I stay away from that seagate company and stick with WD. Never had one problem with them and only had to replace one WD laptop HDD which was god knows how old lol.
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Re: Hard Drive Reliability

Postby Izerous » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:17 pm

I suggest reading this version of that article as it contains a but more information such as how many of each they actually buy, it also mentioned that some drive model even in WD have extremely high failure rates due to lack of vibration tolerance but is an issue with both companies. Co-worker came across this version yesterday because we had another internal HDD failure on one of our servers.

We find that OCZ SSD drives also have a really high failure rate in the office but that isn't relevant for the article.
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Re: Hard Drive Reliability

Postby Ace0751 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:40 pm

I will stick with the black series with WD they have yet to go on me and does everything I need it to do. OCZ is trying to get their hand into everything now I never like that company ans still don't I always consider them to be a low quality company. Toshiba is another HDD brand to watch out for and I think the other one is Maxtor those drives do not last very long. Failure rate is also added if you don't have enough power going to the HDD, you look at some of these branded computers today and they barely meet the requirements hence something is bound to give up cause their is not enough power for that component. And sometimes we do get the short end of the straw and get a faulty HDD which happens it's part of life. Everyone has their different opinion and I see WD the best consumer HDD out there right now.
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