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Old 03-24-09, 11:26 PM   #37
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I've always bought Western Digital drives since starting to build computers. Looks like I will continue to do that as well.

Sorry to hear about drive failures though. Those are never fun.
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Old 05-12-09, 09:06 PM   #38
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Great my game drive (es.2 500gb) is having i/o errors and writing a file to the drive causes a freezing and my main hard drive (250gb es.2) apperantly can die like this at any moment as well. Any idea what to replace these pieces of **** with?
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Old 05-12-09, 09:20 PM   #39
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Same thing is going on with my 500gb baracuda es.2 drive. Never buying from them again.
QFT and they lost me as well from ever buying another one.

Just got one back from rma about a month ago, and the other just dropped out of raid on my server. I ordered another wd 640 to replace it, and I think I am gonna sell the refurbs.

I don't trust a word that comes from seagate about only certain models being bad, and I think they will only admit it when enough fail that they have no choice but to.

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Great my game drive (es.2 500gb) is having i/o errors and writing a file to the drive causes a freezing and my main hard drive (250gb es.2) apperantly can die like this at any moment as well. Any idea what to replace these pieces of **** with?
Either the black (more cache better warranty) or the blue (faster)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...532&name=640GB
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Old 05-13-09, 12:22 AM   #40
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Great my game drive (es.2 500gb) is having i/o errors and writing a file to the drive causes a freezing and my main hard drive (250gb es.2) apperantly can die like this at any moment as well. Any idea what to replace these pieces of **** with?
What series and how old is the drive? It doesn't sound like it's related to this thread as you're having I/O issues. The bug present in this thread is a particular firmware that is causing drives to simply not turn on yet all of the data remains in tact.

I have 3 500GBs, 1 750GB, and 2 1TBs that I had to patch because of this firmware issue. All of them are alive and well.
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Old 05-15-09, 04:27 PM   #41
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It's 6 months old and just died at random. But jesus look at the stat page for the drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148294 . 1 stars ahoy! Going back to WD, **** you seagate.
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Old 05-15-09, 05:06 PM   #42
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I would not touch another 1TB Seagate drive. Either go for a Western Digital or the Samsung. Both are very good.
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Muppet these are the 500gb barracuda's that are failing now. I have 2 and both went tits up within a year.
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It's 6 months old and just died at random. But jesus look at the stat page for the drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148294 . 1 stars ahoy! Going back to WD, **** you seagate.
Hmm... Do you know where it was manufactured from? (Thiland, Singapore, China)

Singapore is where their HQ is at and I believe most drives start shipping from there when they are new. Then they will be made at some of the other places when the demand increases. I just wonder if there is a QC issue at one of the other plants.

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Muppet these are the 500gb barracuda's that are failing now. I have 2 and both went tits up within a year.
That definitely sucks. *knocks on wood*
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Muppet these are the 500gb barracuda's that are failing now. I have 2 and both went tits up within a year.
Ouch. Thats not good news at all.
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Here's my new caviar black 640gb (one drive, no raid).


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