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PSA: Seagate Rosewood drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zx10guy, Jul 24, 2019.

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  1. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter Thread Starter

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    Ran across this video on Seagate Rosewood drives. If you have any of these drives, I would seriously heed the warning of the author of the video and back up your data.

     
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    Thanks zx10guy.

    Having had problems in the distant past with an external USB Seagate drive, I've avoided the product for at least a decade. ( click of death with less than 100 hours )
     
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    Quit using Seagate or Toshiba drives about 10 years ago, WD black & SSD's for me.
     
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    The only spin type drives I use are WD black or red series. There is a reason why WD black drives have a 5yr warranty and seagate drives 2 or 3yr warranty.
     
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    Any opinions about Hitachi drives?
     
  7. zx10guy

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    My only experience with Hitachi drives have been with their enterprise products. They've been good in those applications.

    I used to shun Western Digital drives when I was affected by the click of death a long long time ago. In WD's defense, they owned up to the problem and had a program in place to replace affected drives. The last WD drive I bought was their purple drive for my security system NVR. It's been running without problems 24/7 for about 5 years now.
     
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    There is an old [640GB I think] Black drive in my in-laws system approx 9yr old and used every day.
    FWIW I have had drives from ALL [even WD] fail; however I have never had a black or raptor drive fail. There is an old 300gig raptor drive in my home theater system. Sounds like a rock crusher however it is still going strong. I think that drive is from 09 or so.
     
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