[QUOTE=getit29;2579094]I had a brand new 1TB Seagate die out in just a very, very short while
and the first replacement of it lased only a few days and its replacement
only lasted a few minutes out of the box before going belly up and having
me throw it in the trash can and not even trying to get it replaced again
and I swore completely off of every buying another Seagate hdd again.
Some of you will say it was just a recent thing for all of the bad Seagate
hdd’s but I had bad experiences with Seagate hdd’s long before the most
recent firmware debacle. I even had problems with Seagate hdd’s as far
back as 2000 and then with this last bad firmware debacle that was what
a couple of years ago that is what really done me in on ever buying anything
with the Seagate name on it again.[/QUOTE]
So … you’re a spring chicken with the seagate experience, then …
1997 -> First year of university … when I was really poor … I bought 1x seagate HDD with my few spare pennies (actually it was my food budget) … had to be replaced twice … 1st one … broke after 30mins (during windows install … ffs) … next one … broke atfter 1 day use … the replacement broke after 2 weeks … then I got a refund …
Ok, fine, be a skeptic … sometimes manufacturers have a bad batch … it’s just unlucky … right
1998 -> Different series of Seagate HDD’s … a friend had the same as above, gave up, bought WD - not sure what happened with his WD … probably also broke down …
1999 … My Maxtor raid 0 array was slowng down for no apparent reason, and raid monitorig program was complaining it had issues … I ran down to the shops, bought a shiny new WD HDD, copied all my important documents to the new WD … redefined/reformatted the raid array, reinstalled windows/etc and was 20% through the process of putting my doc’s back on the raid array … the WD HDD broke down … FSS.
2001 … a friends went through the same problem … shiny new pair of seagate HDD’s in raid … and called me in when it broke after a few days … FFS … (this is when I gave up on Raid 0)
One of the HDD’s was fubar … was replaced … the other HDD broke down after 2 weeks … shop was out of seagates … waited 3 weeks, and the “replacement” HDD was a new series … FFS … he demanded full refund for both drives, and bought something else.
2004 … my parents got their new PC … brand spanking new shiny seagate HDD … after 3 months … it started to slooooow dooooowwwwn for no apparent reason … wtf? after another 2 months … broke down … still in warranty … FFS - RMA’d the drive, bought them a new (samsung) HDD and palmed the RMA’d drive off to someone else that thought I was doing them a favour … Gee I’m a bastard …