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Hard drive reliability

by wpgwpg / March 22, 2015 6:34 AM PDT

Several weeks ago someone posted a chart of hard drive reliability information. Search as I have, I can't find that post, and I'm getting ready to buy a 3 TB drive that's either Seagate or WD. If memory serves (and it might not!), it was the Seagate 3 TB drive that had the abysmal failure rate in 2014, but I don't trust my recollection. Could someone post a link to that thread or just give me the info?
That will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I found it with good old Google
by wpgwpg / March 22, 2015 6:55 AM PDT
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2015 7:30 AM PDT
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You're all right RP!
by wpgwpg / March 22, 2015 7:48 AM PDT
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I didn't realize there was a storage folder, so I looked in peripherals. I'll be getting the WD drive. You moderators know you have to look out for dumb user posts here. Happy I'd love to have the HGST drive, but it costs 3 times more at the local store.

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The Seagates have been on fire sale many places.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2015 8:30 AM PDT
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Lucky me I can shop at Fry's, Amazon, Newegg, etc.

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something to consider
by renegade600 / March 22, 2015 8:19 AM PDT
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I hear you. I never keep just one copy of ANYTHING.
by wpgwpg / March 22, 2015 9:19 AM PDT
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I already have a passel of 1 and 2 gig drives that I use for backups at home. I just want some hands on with GPT formatted drives. One of these years I'll make the leap to UEFI too, but I'm in no rush to jump into that right now. As long as the 28 PCs I support all use the legacy BIOS, I'm more than willing to sit back and let the brave and the restless continuing on with that one. Happy I jumped into USB 3 two years ago, and that was enough pioneering to last me for at least another year.

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