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August 5, 2012 8:16:37 AM

Hi all,

I'm looking at getting a couple 2TB hard drives (one for storage and one for backup) and I'm looking at the Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anyone have any experience with these drives? Speed is not so much of a concern for me, I am utmost concerned about reliability as I want something that is going to last and not die on me right away (been there done that....NOT fun!)


For the combined price of both drives I'm trying to stay as close to $200 as possible (but a little over is ok).

Thanks,
-tkr

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August 5, 2012 8:40:01 AM

You should be fine.
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August 6, 2012 9:07:48 PM

Thanks austinwillis81. :) 

-tkr
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August 7, 2012 3:21:58 AM

tekker said:
Hi all,

I'm looking at getting a couple 2TB hard drives (one for storage and one for backup) and I'm looking at the Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anyone have any experience with these drives? Speed is not so much of a concern for me, I am utmost concerned about reliability as I want something that is going to last and not die on me right away (been there done that....NOT fun!)


For the combined price of both drives I'm trying to stay as close to $200 as possible (but a little over is ok).

Thanks,
-tkr

I ordered this drive and then found out how bad it is through reviews. Don't make the same mistake. Read the reviews, there's a reason why this hard drive is so cheap. It's practically hit or miss, you might get a good one and might get a bad one. I thought of shelling out some more $$ at least knowing that all of my data won't be gone if the hard drive stops working.
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August 7, 2012 3:38:59 AM

badhomaks said:
I ordered this drive and then found out how bad it is through reviews. Don't make the same mistake. Read the reviews, there's a reason why this hard drive is so cheap. It's practically hit or miss, you might get a good one and might get a bad one. I thought of shelling out some more $$ at least knowing that all of my data won't be gone if the hard drive stops working.


Don't read newegg reviews and take them as fact. Read reviews from reputable tech sites. Like Tom's and so on.
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August 7, 2012 2:39:22 PM

austinwillis81 said:
Don't read newegg reviews and take them as fact. Read reviews from reputable tech sites. Like Tom's and so on.

But if so many people are saying that their hard drives keep getting broken, why should I ignore them? It's not like they're trying to flame seagate and any one of those customers could have been him.
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August 7, 2012 6:27:39 PM

badhomaks said:
But if so many people are saying that their hard drives keep getting broken, why should I ignore them? It's not like they're trying to flame seagate and any one of those customers could have been him.

Any drive can break. The main reason for Seagate drives having more bad reviews (if they do) is probably just higher volume. More drives sold = more drives fail.
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August 7, 2012 7:05:50 PM

Sakkura said:
Any drive can break. The main reason for Seagate drives having more bad reviews (if they do) is probably just higher volume. More drives sold = more drives fail.

But you've got to remember that the rating is the average of all the sales. Example 1: 189 ratings, 5 stars
Example 2 : 174 ratings, 3 stars
I don't really care if the op wants to buy this hard drive, I'm just giving him a warning.
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August 8, 2012 3:07:17 AM

badhomaks said:
But you've got to remember that the rating is the average of all the sales. Example 1: 189 ratings, 5 stars
Example 2 : 174 ratings, 3 stars
I don't really care if the op wants to buy this hard drive, I'm just giving him a warning.

Still, it's not reliable. It's a small, biased subset of the total customer base. Even if you had a balanced sample of the customer base, it would take close to a thousand reviews for it to be statistically reliable.

And it's even worse because a lot of people may blame the wrong component for problems they've encountered.
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August 8, 2012 5:39:28 AM

You also have to take into account all the people that don't write a review. As when I buy something from Newegg or any other online retailer. I never write a review because I don't want to be bothered to write one. But now if said item didn't work and I was asked to write a review I would be a whole lot more inclined to write one. Mainly because I would feel that it would be necessary to tell people that I had a problem with the item.
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November 27, 2012 11:38:41 PM

...good point, however a negative review is a negative review & that means 'flags'; shouldn't be many. From my experience with Seagate in all I've had hit/miss (50/50) however, you want a quality drive, you're gonna pay, for NAS doctor to stay away, meaning you're better off with their mid-priced drives ($165~250) than buying those $80 corpses.

Barracudas scare me now

From what Steve (Seagate's inside tech) told me is that it's a demand issue regarding Seagate's quality problem in Cali.
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March 21, 2013 2:18:27 AM

It is a well known fact that people write a review a lot quicker if the product or service they used is a bad one. That's one.

Secondly, I cannot give you a number, but i am pretty pretty sure 200 ratings is not even a drop on a hotplate of the actual volume sold.

Third, the only point is that it is best not to take ratings as a guideline...i would make sure you use information from reputable sites...as mentioned before, it is also possible the ratings are influenced by bad handling by the "user" and perhaps bad packaging at a certain supplier...etc...etc.

If every website discussing HDD's is showing a certain complaint about a specific HDD type, then maybe it is something to bare in mind.

[edit] By the way, your hit and miss comment...for me that goes for Western Digital...I have had bad luck with their series on occasion, best guess would be 1 in 3 i had broke quite quickly...everyone has a horror story about a brand/disk/type, i find it better to make sure i get my information from "pro" reviews...
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August 7, 2013 9:37:56 AM

after 4 month my HDD Baracuda ST2000DM001 is broken
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September 5, 2013 10:21:50 PM

You have to take this into consideration 60% of those reviews may be from users who don't know about computers. Not knowing anything about the limitations on the hard drive like IDE mode and AHCI with NCQ Chipset controllers and so on. NCQ has been enabled on my hard drive since 2006 still running like brand new today on my seagate 500GB drive. Don't take the reviews seriously like sites from Amazon and Newegg you have to look at benchmark reviews like from here. The way my drive is set up OS 75GB and 2nd partition is for data and games since i hate redownloading data after format. Takes 3 seconds to log into windows since the OS partition is so small and access the drive super quick and i never download windows updates.
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September 6, 2013 1:52:55 AM

Personally, I will never touch a Seagate HDD again.
So far I´ve had three 3TB versions. And all had the same issue: The longer I used them, the louder they got.
And while trying to find a solution to this, I found out how bad those Seagate drives really seem to be since there are so many people complaining about the same issue. Or even worse, total failures of the HDD.

If you don´t care too much about noise and the like, you might be just fine (after all the price is more than tempting) but personally, I just don´t trust those things anymore.
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September 28, 2013 6:42:27 AM

The drive is fine if they made disabling the stupid APM easier. If you ignored it and let it run for a few months, the load cycles would increase dramatically. I don't know how other guys get around this, but I use task scheduler to launch quietHDD at every log on with the highest/admin priveleges, that way the constant head parking should not be a problem. seeing that this post was made more than a month ago, I guess op may have already bought it. This may also be a luck based thing, as some will last longer than others :|.
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November 9, 2013 11:55:21 AM

I bought this drive and it's been working fine since June of this year. Boots Win 7 pretty quick and using TruCrypt with it. After reading the bad reviews makes me wonder why would Seagate as a manufacture want to be in business of making bad drives so people wouldn't buy from them? Granted there is always going to be bad drives from wide variety of reasons.

There is one thing I can't stress this strong enough: ALWAYS make regular backups of your data!!

As I have said my ST2000DM001 been running fine so far as I use my computer daily. Power on and stays on during the day and turn off at night.

I will do a SMART test on it to see any issues and report back.
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November 9, 2013 2:59:09 PM

I would stay away from Seagate and WD green drives. The power saving modes are one of the main reasons it fails. For western digital I would go for the blue or black drives. I have a WD 1TB green caviar and the bad sectors keep increasing. My oldest HDD is my 500gb 7200 Seagate Barracuda which I got in 2010 and was in a aluminum enclosure without a fan for three years and still is running perfectly. I've had two 1TB and one 2TB western digital drives fail. One was a my book and the other was of course the caviar green. Of course the 2TB WD elments drive was so hot you could fry bacon on that thing. Had to RMA that.


Picking a HDD is Russian roulette since Seagate and Western Digital bought almost all the competition. Samsung had great drives before WD. Most HDD fail issues are how the retail handles and ships it. I would recommend Samsung for 2TB drives. But all you can do is check the reviews and when you get an HDD you have to test it. Personally I wouldn't get an HDD with less than a 3 year warranty.
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November 9, 2013 3:04:20 PM

^Yep, the constant head parking and unparking is what does it, disabling it would be a great idea
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December 6, 2013 9:42:28 AM

For what it's worth I currently have a Barracuda ST2000DM001 which is inoperable. It worked fine for 2 months then just stopped after a windows upgrade.
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December 6, 2013 8:23:57 PM

i am using this for 1 year and is the best drive so far . i also have western digital 1tb that's also fine but this segate drive is fastest i have ever seen.
segate is best in high capacity drives because my uncle told me (he is hdd retail seller) their costumer support is great too.temp control is best in this drive
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December 22, 2013 12:42:26 PM

badhomaks said:
austinwillis81 said:
Don't read newegg reviews and take them as fact. Read reviews from reputable tech sites. Like Tom's and so on.

But if so many people are saying that their hard drives keep getting broken, why should I ignore them? It's not like they're trying to flame seagate and any one of those customers could have been him.


Newegg has horrible shipping policies. Last hard drive I ordered was a 500 GB Black laptop drive in a ESD bag shipped in peanuts and it had settled to the bottom of the box. There are reasons why so many drives go bad from Newegg it's their poor shipping methods. Read the way the manufactures such as WD respond to the users, they know it's Newegg's shipping by pointing out that EACH drive is tested prior to shipping from WD.
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December 22, 2013 1:15:45 PM

I don't like to put 'all my eggs in one basket' so I tend to buy a mix of established drives so I know their reputation and have given them time to work the bugs out. For exaple when western digital cam out with their Green line they weren't very good, alot failed early but now they have refined the drive and I would recommend it as a storage drive to anyone.

Seagate's 1tb platter drives are still relatively new and I initially wouldn't touch them but they've been out long enough that I bought two of their 3tb drive and have had them in testing for 3 months and to me they are ready to go into production and be installed in my home server. Seagate does not make drives in California. They are either chinese or taiwan and you can tell by the extra numbers in the part number on the drive usually.

I suggest you buy the Seagate as your main drive and a WD as your backup; perhaps a green or a red. There's no need for 7200rpm for a storage drive.
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March 3, 2014 8:40:48 PM


Seagate Barracuda 2TB (ST2000DM001) Bad HDD (External Condition)
Mostly break problem
Warranty expire
But if so many people are saying that their hard drives keep getting broken, why should I ignore them? It's not like they're trying to flame seagate and any one of those customers could have been him.
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March 3, 2014 9:36:52 PM

hi everyone.
so what do u all recommend for 1Tb and 2TB. As in most forumn here ppl said go for seagate. but here it is noo seagate. maybe i will buy two 1TB hdd of different brand. oh limited brand here unfortunately. seagate , WD green, (some blue, red n black but more expensive.) and toshiba.
We really need tom to give a proper review on these hdd through all the test. :p 
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March 4, 2014 12:01:36 AM

vampelle said:
hi everyone.
so what do u all recommend for 1Tb and 2TB. As in most forumn here ppl said go for seagate. but here it is noo seagate. maybe i will buy two 1TB hdd of different brand. oh limited brand here unfortunately. seagate , WD green, (some blue, red n black but more expensive.) and toshiba.
We really need tom to give a proper review on these hdd through all the test. :p 

WD Green is known to be terrible due to their "intellipark" function. Seagate Barracuda and WD Blue are comparable.
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March 4, 2014 6:31:28 PM

Greens are fine as storage drive but for reasons stated, they do not make good gaming drives. I have two in my server that have been running for several years now.

Toshibas are actually Hitachi consumer drives. I also have 2 Tohibas but in my desktop. They are about 9 months old and have run in raid0 with no issues to report.
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March 14, 2014 12:12:24 PM

tekker said:
Anyone have any experience with these drives? Speed is not so much of a concern for me, I am utmost concerned about reliability


Seagate is the last company I consider for "reliability". Worst drives ever! I buried two drives and had headache with third one. I lost most of my info!
All drives was used for "file dump" and hardly updated.
Two 500GB drives I planned to use in RAID - nope, f* off! You cannot do it so cheap! (and no warning "cannot be used in RAID" issued by Seagate) Buy twice more expensive drives and do what you want. Huh...
Anyway, even in simple mode one drive become dead - in one month of use!! WTF they do at "quality assurance" stage???
Well, second drive lived longer - it was dead in post-guarantee era, but sacrificed my data too. I hoped it will serve at least 10 years - not so much for my mode of use!
Third drive is 2TB ST2000DM001 - this cr@p didn't live even 2 years (_reduced_ guarantee period) - it also burnt my collection in blink of an eye. WTF?? How I can rely on a company which puts its dick on a quality? Cheaper, cheaper, cheaper... soon drives will be made from autumn leaves!

NEVER EVER will buy their drives!
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March 14, 2014 12:35:42 PM

shubhankar joshi said:
segate is best... because... their costumer support is great too


Sorry, total BS!
I wasted a whole week bouncing with their dumbiest support emails about my fault drive. Me, who knows everything in PC, cannot put in their head that diagnosis is final! It's like idiots in most of the ISP supports: I have no DSL connection (modem indicates), but they tell me: "Start IE and tell us what it says"!! Complete morons...

So after my wasted week I understood: no way, Seagate morons barricaded from users by "support site", where there is NO EVEN ONE OFFICIAL! Do you believe?? You cannot get "official" answer ever! I was replied only by some strangers who doesn't work in Seagate!! What's the end of story? NINE MONTHS LATER Seagate confirmed my bug and just said "in new drives it's fixed!" Whoa!! Guys, I'm so happy for your OPERATIVE work that cannot wait until I put my broken HDD into the ass of every goddamn engineer who makes these drives!

So don't say me about "Seagate support" - it's a fiction. Drawn cauldron on the paper.
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April 12, 2014 8:20:13 AM

I have had 4 of those drives in raid 0 for about a year, used for video editing with no problems, read write speeds up to 600MB/s when using large video files. My second fastest drive in my setup is my OS samsung SSD 840 EVO with about 500MB/s. If an item on Newegg has three or more stars just buy it, just make sure it's not refurb and comes with full warranty. Always backup important files.
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September 12, 2014 9:37:19 AM

please don't buy seagate i bought a 2tb exact same hard drive year back and after my year of warranty ends it broke, i noticed few system errors and little bit lag in my rig after that i looked up in the Hard Drive Essentials and it showed me there are some surface sector errors on my hard drive and cant send it to claim the warranty yet and i lost all of my data, worst brand ever
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October 20, 2014 1:14:00 PM

thilanz said:
please don't buy seagate i bought a 2tb exact same hard drive year back and after my year of warranty ends it broke, i noticed few system errors and little bit lag in my rig after that i looked up in the Hard Drive Essentials and it showed me there are some surface sector errors on my hard drive and cant send it to claim the warranty yet and i lost all of my data, worst brand ever


Sorry for your loss dude, having same problem like yours but with other brands, 2 WD Hardisk(internal and external), 1 Toshiba Hardisk, and now been using seagate 2TB(ST2000DM001) more than 2 years already and still works fine(all 3 partitions). and yes I'm always clean my desktop at least once in 4 months, using air compressor carefully and my seagate hardisk also got it's own cooling fan on top of it, also, been using this hardisk for works, gaming, data storage, and my pc always on for a very long time, or no,(3 to 4 days on) running. maybe its my luck getting the good one? or maybe because its always stay clean? not 100% sure, just sharing my experience..
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October 20, 2014 1:51:32 PM

In the spirit of sharing:

My 3tb Seagate's are now just over a year old and still work fine.
My 2tb Toshiba branded Hitachi's are now 2 yrs old and still work fine.
Of my 2 Samsung 1tb F3's, one developed bad sectors and Seagate promptly replaced it without so much as asking for a failure code.
My 4 Samsung 830's - no issues after 3 yrs.
My 2 WD 2tb Green drives. - Working fine after 3 yrs+
My 2 Samsung F4's - working fine still after more than 4 years.
My 2tb Seagate external drive still working fine after 3 years.

Of the systems I've built for others the only failure this year was also another Samsung F3 which Seagate replaced under warranty. yes this is odd to me too, usually I have 3 or 4 a year. :-) I hope I didn't just jinx myself. LoL
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October 28, 2014 7:49:09 AM

It's funny, I seem to remember back at 2006 seagate acquired maxtor that was well known for making bad drives. Then all hell broke loose - most 1.5 TB drives from Seagate were defective and that was a major issue. 2 Samsung 750 GB are still with me since the end of 2000s and never died. Samsung was always reliable but even them became part of Seagate.

Why Seagate is never unmasked is beyond me. They always produced defective hard drives, at least since decided to acquire maxtor in 2006, and people are still asking whether should buy anything from them?

Seagate hard drives are defective from day one, my friend. Don't know about western digital but they are not much better. Please note their GREEN drives are known for being slow due to the technology used, I was going to buy the 2 TB model when discovered this, too. That explains why they are cheap.

I admit newegg does not handle these drives well when shipping and many buyers mean more complaints. But if you think Seagate is reliable then you are either misinformed or borderline insane. Seagate = scam! plain and simple. These people should be put in jail.

Besides HDDs with more capacity are more complex and thus more prone to become defective. It is not even planned obsolescence, just sheer incompetence.
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October 28, 2014 3:43:45 PM

There are many happy Seagate users who would disagree with you I'm afraid but you are welcome to have your own opinion.

I personally believe that everyone makes their cheap inferior part but they also make their high quality part. Not many recommend Hitachi yet walk into a data center and you'll likely find that 75% of the drives there are Hitachi's spinning away at 10-15k rpm's.

I also strongly beleive that the packaging in the final shipping to the end user makes the largest difference...
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October 29, 2014 8:35:10 AM

Here is another proof Seagate can't be trusted in case there is any doubt:

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/what-hard-drive-should-i...

Guess which companies are more reliable? Too bad some models are 5400 RPM, making them worthless for me.

Seagate was a renowned company before they decided to prioritize money over quality. The decision to acquire maxtor and thus use bad people to produce HDDs has created a dreadful scenario for us. You say there are Seagate users happy but what you fail to mention is that Seagate drives don't last as much as others. If it breaks before 5 years then you have been scammed. That's for sure. And look how many complaints there are for countless Seagate models.

I thought after the 1.5 TB major issue their drives would be more secure, Guess I was wrong, it must be people using bad PSUs, not using proper nobreaks or cases, or even the postal service throwing the boxes as if they were indestructible and that didn't affect the life expectancy of said drives in the slightest.

Funny how only Seagate drives are the most affected. It must be a conspiracy.

To complicate things there is a duopoly. Now you can only choose between WD and Seagate. Better switch to SSD and use the internet to upload stuff that is replaceable. Invest in a good broadband connection to upload and download things, if your ISP censors you use VPN, don't trust in HDDs or media discs. That is a huge mistake.
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October 29, 2014 4:18:21 PM

I just found this thread while searching for a the Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001. I had heard it was the best bang for buck but after reading this dispute I am now confused.
Trying not worsen this discussion I'll just ask. What alternatives are there to seagate that won't leave my wallet lighter than a feather, if any?
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October 30, 2014 12:25:16 AM

backblaze dont have complete review. some of the comparisons are not even the same capacity. and if not seagate than what. as i mostly saw buy or dont buy and why. so what is the alternative in the same price?
western digital green? or blue
as for me for 1Tb , seagate is around $ 62 , green $68 , blue $ 72, toshiba $62-65 (this is after converting from my currency.
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October 30, 2014 7:04:02 AM

Dont ever buy a western digital GREEN drive unless you want to open a future thread complaining things are slow.

Proof:

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-2tb-wd-gree...

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1698162/green-dr...

http://superuser.com/questions/485007/wd-caviar-green-e...

http://www.mpcclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23948

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers...

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1624011

http://community.wd.com/t5/Desktop-Mobile-Drives/Caviar...

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/troubleshooting/49...

I would suggest buying a WD faster drive but nowadays I am not going to. I think it's a waste of money to invest in something that is doomed to not last as long as other products from the past.

So yeah, my advice would be for you to choose SSD over HDDs. The Samsung EVO was highly recommended. Too bad this technology is still expensive, however it's more reliable and in the future just like now HDDs will be less and less used.
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October 30, 2014 8:43:10 AM

SSD is expensive and lower space too.
i am using wd green as my main drive with everything else work, torrents, streaming n so on. 250gb with 8gb/s, for past 4 years or more now. also had seagate same spec at the same time, and well i keep that as my backup n storage.
the reason i bought wd green was we had only seagate in our country as well i have more than 10 seagate hdd with data in them n all are not accessible.
as i dont play games for long time on pc, so i have no idea how it would have been on wd green.

but now since i have opinion of others Wd brand, blue ,red n even black (tooo expensive the black).

Seagate 2 years replacement, while Wd 1 replacement n second year they will charge me for it. (as the company who is bring WD is ass here)
second seagate is cheaper than green , blue n so on. seagate is $62 , WD green $70-72 , blue $72-74.

for some seagate is best while for others is crap. same for green too. but none had said anything abt blue




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October 30, 2014 3:29:24 PM

Get the Seagate or the WD blue.
A harddrive dying is just an inconvenience; you shouldn't worry about it as all your important data should have multiple backups which means all you have to do is a restore with a new drive and you're up and running again.

If you cant afford downtime then get two Harddrives and run them in raid1 but please note that you still need to do your backups.
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October 30, 2014 10:02:43 PM

popatim said:
Get the Seagate or the WD blue.
A harddrive dying is just an inconvenience; you shouldn't worry about it as all your important data should have multiple backups which means all you have to do is a restore with a new drive and you're up and running again.

If you cant afford downtime then get two Harddrives and run them in raid1 but please note that you still need to do your backups.


i agree about the second part. the 1Tb might be my storage or even will separate in two drive n keeping one as storage n other 500gb as regular use. i might keep my green as my main c: full 250gb of it. n seagate 250 will be my third drive for my pictures n data.
so backup of the backup :)  until SSD get cheaper

say what abt the hybrid drive? this is little expensive than regular drive... well not little expensive.
Seagate ST1000DX001 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop Solid State Hybrid Drive = $ 87

Seagate Barracuda 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive = $93

anyway, i think i should consider blue or seagate. any idea where i can review on both as together?




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October 31, 2014 1:37:38 PM

vampelle said:
hi everyone.
so what do u all recommend for 1Tb and 2TB. As in most forumn here ppl said go for seagate. but here it is noo seagate. maybe i will buy two 1TB hdd of different brand. oh limited brand here unfortunately. seagate , WD green, (some blue, red n black but more expensive.) and toshiba.
We really need tom to give a proper review on these hdd through all the test. :p 


Seagate had quality drives but after 2008 it went to crap. I think they changed the suppliers or something. Go with Toshiba,Hitachi,Samsung and/or WD blue and up not green. There was a three year study on what drives have the highest failure rate and Hitachi had the lowest. Seagate had the worse and WD was average. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089464/three-year-27-00...
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October 31, 2014 10:21:49 PM

jxsilicon9 said:
vampelle said:
hi everyone.
so what do u all recommend for 1Tb and 2TB. As in most forumn here ppl said go for seagate. but here it is noo seagate. maybe i will buy two 1TB hdd of different brand. oh limited brand here unfortunately. seagate , WD green, (some blue, red n black but more expensive.) and toshiba.
We really need tom to give a proper review on these hdd through all the test. :p 


Seagate had quality drives but after 2008 it went to crap. I think they changed the suppliers or something. Go with Toshiba,Hitachi,Samsung and/or WD blue and up not green. There was a three year study on what drives have the highest failure rate and Hitachi had the lowest. Seagate had the worse and WD was average. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089464/three-year-27-00...


i read this report, but it does not shows or compare with 1Tb only. Also i was surprise no statement was issue by seagate.
the different between in WD Blue/green and seagate is the price and warranty. seagate is giving one year more than WD and seagate is around $62, while green n blue is around $72-80.
As the market is short of Wd blue i will wait till the new shipment comes, then reconfirm the price again.
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November 1, 2014 3:39:44 AM

vampelle said:
i read this report, but it does not shows or compare with 1Tb only. Also i was surprise no statement was issue by seagate.
the different between in WD Blue/green and seagate is the price and warranty. seagate is giving one year more than WD and seagate is around $62, while green n blue is around $72-80.
As the market is short of Wd blue i will wait till the new shipment comes, then reconfirm the price again.

No, both Seagate Barracuda, WD Blue, and WD Green have 2 years limited warranty.

As for prices... Right now, the 1TB versions cost nearly the same; Seagate Barracuda $53.98, WD Green $54.50, WD Blue $54.98. At 2TB the WD Green costs $81.68 while the Seagate Barracuda costs $82.12. The WD Blue doesn't seem to be available.
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December 6, 2014 5:42:52 AM

tekker said:
Hi all,

I'm looking at getting a couple 2TB hard drives (one for storage and one for backup) and I'm looking at the Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anyone have any experience with these drives? Speed is not so much of a concern for me, I am utmost concerned about reliability as I want something that is going to last and not die on me right away (been there done that....NOT fun!)


For the combined price of both drives I'm trying to stay as close to $200 as possible (but a little over is ok).

Thanks,
-tkr


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December 6, 2014 5:43:49 AM

just fyi, my drive, inside a dell xps 27, is dead after 1 year and 3 months, under extreme light use (I spend , 20-30mins per day)
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December 17, 2014 3:32:07 PM

The ST2000DM001 Barracuda 2TB units have a very poor reliability record. I have taken over at an office where they had these drives in their NAS units and many many units have failed.

Backblaze have done a reliability test and these Seagates come out very badly. But they are cheap and they are not intended for 24 x 7 usage. Even so I would heavily suggest picking up a drive with a much better warranty. My personal preference is for the WD Black's the small additional cost pays for a much better drive. Otherwise the blue.

tekker said:
Hi all,

I'm looking at getting a couple 2TB hard drives (one for storage and one for backup) and I'm looking at the Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anyone have any experience with these drives? Speed is not so much of a concern for me, I am utmost concerned about reliability as I want something that is going to last and not die on me right away (been there done that....NOT fun!)


For the combined price of both drives I'm trying to stay as close to $200 as possible (but a little over is ok).

Thanks,
-tkr


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