Has Seagate cleaned up its quality yet or would this be 4TB of unrecoverable data, as opposed to the 120G, 500G, and 1TB clickers that pissed me off a few years ago? (pretty sure I have a few carcasses around, just to remind me to stay away from Seagate)
posted: Feb. 17, 2013 @ 7:43a
I have 4 clickers in a box I use to prop my feet up - and to remind me to never buy Seagate again.
I had a 1.5TB that didn't last 24 hours before clicking. But have a 2.5" 500GB drive that is coming up on 2 years. I also have a 2TB Barracuda in an actively cooled enclosure that is still good after 1.5 years.
posted: Feb. 17, 2013 @ 9:40a
sixt7gt350 said: Has Seagate cleaned up its quality yet or would this be 4TB of unrecoverable data, as opposed to the 120G, 500G, and 1TB clickers that pissed me off a few years ago? (pretty sure I have a few carcasses around, just to remind me to stay away from Seagate)
I too successfully applied a $25 off $75 coupon (on top of the $8 coupon they give, which is already factored into the $159.99 price).
Now I just need another one so I can mirror them. Too many dead drives from all the manufacturers for me to trust my data to just a single drive anymore.
posted: Feb. 17, 2013 @ 2:18p
VicVinegar said: I had a 1.5TB that didn't last 24 hours before clicking.
Not 24 hours but last week, I had a new Seagate 1.5 go out within 7 days after it replaced another Seagate 1.5 that had died. Just saying.
posted: Feb. 17, 2013 @ 2:32p
The 1.5TB were terrible when they were released. The firmware was very unstable and would brick the drives quickly. I bought 3 at the time and all 3 died. I was able to RMA them after they had issued a firmware fixed for all the problems. After that I haven't heard of anything worse. If you're getting dead drives it may have the old firmware on it.
This is a good deal for 4TB. I need coupons to make it better though
Amazon has at similar price no tax & free ship may be better depending on any coupon(s) you could use with Staple and your tax rate.
Also I bought 2 of these at $179 and been very happy with them. Like all drives you should have a backup plan consisting of both on and off-site storage. Drives fail no matter the brand or price.
posted: Feb. 18, 2013 @ 10:17a
I have a 25 off coupon to sweeten the deal, thanks OP! I need 2 to setup a mirror... curious if anyone has opened the cases on these to use as standard internal desktop drives?
Sidenote... to all those crying "Seagate sucks, my XX TB drive died" stories. Yes, that sucks for you, but your experience is 1 out of 800,000 drives sold in the last 2 years, and does NOT constitute a significant representative sample of all drives. Rather than continuing a knee-jerk emotional reaction, consider the facts:
1. Address the root cause... as was mentioned already about a simple firmware update fixing the issue 2. It is inevitable that ALL mechanical drives WILL fail some day, regardless of manufacturer, it's just a matter a time! This is an inherent flaw of mech drives, and there is nothing you can do to prevent it! This is the whole reason RAID was invented! 3. At today's prices, it is a no-brainer to use mirroring. Since all drives have the same warranty anymore, the only thing that truly matters is the data, and if you re-read point #2, there is NO reason you should have critical data on a single drive...
Oh, and BTW, I have 22 Seagate brand drives in 2 servers from 1.5 to 3 TB running hot for 2-3 years now with no issues.
posted: Feb. 18, 2013 @ 1:55p
Damn it, waited too long to pull the trigger and it's dead now... showing OOS! >:-<
posted: Feb. 19, 2013 @ 6:17a
rockymast said: What all can I do with 4TB?
This? Why, you can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl...
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