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 Post subject: ...and the drives I am seeing the most in for recovery...
PostPosted: January 2nd, 2008, 15:35 
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.... are Seagate.

Especially those manufactured after mid-2007, with larger capacities. (3.5" drives.)

Bearing seizure, head failures - only two years ago Seagate used to be the most reliable. Now I see more of those than WD and original Maxtor put together.

Anyone else have some comments?


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 Post subject: Re: ...and the drives I am seeing the most in for recovery...
PostPosted: January 3rd, 2008, 4:55 
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I have seen that as well. I have received a lot of Seagate from 320 to 750 Gb with damaged heads, bearing and even head crashes.


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 Post subject: Re: ...and the drives I am seeing the most in for recovery...
PostPosted: January 3rd, 2008, 5:30 
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Same for me; lots of seagates, mostly with bearing problems.

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 Post subject: Re: ...and the drives I am seeing the most in for recovery...
PostPosted: January 3rd, 2008, 6:26 
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Are the labels plain white or do they have a green line around the outside?


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 Post subject: Re: ...and the drives I am seeing the most in for recovery...
PostPosted: January 3rd, 2008, 10:09 
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No green line / RMA drives seen recently - only originals.


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 Post subject: Re: ...and the drives I am seeing the most in for recovery...
PostPosted: January 11th, 2008, 14:47 
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Same here Seagate , there is a reason why seagate are seen much in cases because they sold most unlike WD and Maxtor .


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 Post subject: Re: ...and the drives I am seeing the most in for recovery...
PostPosted: January 13th, 2008, 5:06 
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rameez wrote:
Same here Seagate , there is a reason why seagate are seen much in cases because they sold most unlike WD and Maxtor .


I doubt it, Rameez.

Even if Seagate sold three times as many drives as WD and the old Maxtor, I'm still seeing more than three Seagates for every WD / Maxtor that comes in.

Also, because they are almost all displaying the same problem, this leads me to believe they are having production / design problems.

Get manufacturing out of China, charge the end user an extra $2 per drive - problem solved.


Duncan


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