[QUOTE=RWP;2291207]And my friend had a TB Samsung die on him, so they’re all bad. And his friend had a Seagate die on him so THEY’RE all bad too.
But wait… I’ve NEVER had a WD fail on me (all 15TBs of them, some 10 years old) so everyone who says WD is crap must be full of it – right?? Jeeze! Let’s get real here: ALL HDDs are capable of failure and NO brand is 100% perfect nor total crap. You buy the brand/model of HDDs that YOU choose to buy based upon YOUR experences and YOUR interpretation of the product’s design specs, professional reviewer test data, and user reviews.
That said, compare credible Newegg user reviews of the WD Black or Caviar series against any of the competing products and you’ll normally find WD leading them them by 10%-25%. Also, the WD Black series uses a dual processer controller and secures the drive platter at both ends – not just one like most others --THAT’S the data I researched befor choosing this HDD line and the sciences of physics and statistical analysis are behind me all the way.
The main cause of most DOA or early-failing OEM HDDs is due to rough handling by the order filler, packer, or shipper, and not necessarily from a manufacturing defect.
The second most common cause of early HDD failure would include improper installation or handling of it by the owner, including installing it with inadequate cooling and/or power. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the results of someone installing a new HDD in a hot case and marginal power supply, and then not even taking the time to run a HW monitor app to ensure that it is running a normal temp and has sufficient voltage under load. Instead, they’ll immediatly attempt to transfer a million gigs of pirated media onto it and then piss and moan if it fails early…[/QUOTE]
I said I’ll pass I did not say everyone else should pass on it.
You are correct it usually is not the brand that fails as much as other issues,Mishandling,overheating, so on so on
Instead, they’ll immediatly attempt to transfer a million gigs of pirated media onto it and then piss and moan if it fails early…
This is a seriously wrong assumption on your part.
Like me saying : Are you feeling guilty?
all 15TBs of them, s[U]ome 10 years old[/U]
We were talking about 1TB drives I di not know they had them 10 years ago.