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Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Madengineer, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Nashkell

    Nashkell Member

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    Not too sure why you are being a jerk about his anecdotal evidence.

    Let me clear it up for you:-

    In his experience WD has a 6% fail rate whilst Seagates have 3% fail rate.

    Not too sure why you mentioned the 2 years and the 'just recently' when fail rate is a % thus time periods are relatively irrelevant.
     
  2. aokman

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    How do you get such a low failure rate from Seagates, do you just leave them in the box and never power them up? :lol:

    I can honestly say my personal results mirror Backblaze's results. Hitachi / HGST performance have been outstanding as always, couple of drives from WD nothing crazy and mass failures from Seagate.

    Wish the HGST 6TB drives would drop in price, need another array :(
     
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  3. Blinky

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    Read the BackBlaze September 2014 drive update below:

    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-update-september-2014/

    (Mod note: Image is allowed to be linked directly.)
     
  4. Snuffy22

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    Ever since i saw a blackblaze report a couple of years ago i have stuck with HGST and its just been stella, no issues what so ever, I'm currently running 20 2/4TB HGST drives.
    I'm a HDD bargin hunter but im ready to pay $20 more per drive to go with HGST, though ordering from B&H (USA) actually turned out cheaper then other branded hdd's in AU

    Those looking for bulk HDD purchases i would recommend monitoring this page untill they have a discount on them (every 3-4 months) then snap them up
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/835055-REG/Hitachi_0S03359_4TB_Internal_Hard_Drive.html
     
  5. garnet

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    doesn't help with the AUD falling :(
     
  6. wintermute000

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    HGST ftw. I'm on my fourth home storage server / NAS and HGST all the way.
     
  7. Draxx

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    HGST for me too although I rated the Samsung drives before Seagate got their grubby mitts on them
     
  8. W0MB13

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    Running a bunch of Hitachi's in my server. Had one fail early in it's lifetime, RMA replaced it, been fine for years now.

    Just grabbed a couple of Toshiba 3TB drives, so I'll see how they go. Pricing was pretty good on them vs Hitachi.

    I've had drive failures across pretty much all brands at some point now, it seems pretty random. The longest running drive I have at the moment is a WD Black.
     
  9. 6thgear

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    How does seagate have such a horribly high failure rate?
     
  10. aokman

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    Cheaper parts or less QA one would assume, there is a reason why their drives are generally the cheapest.

    A drive is only cheap if it lasts, if you have to buy RMA replacements then you pretty much shaft yourself in 1 hit.
     
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    ha i just came in here to post that. Anyone heard about any other companies making these?

    Could be a good as a single backup drive. Anyone know if they will be available before xmas?
     
  13. Axe

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    theyre on amazon, mid jan delivery

    u have to buy a box of 20 tho :eek:
     
  14. aokman

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    If they were just for offline backups, wouldn't you just get a cost effective 4TB like the HGST for around $180 locally X 2?
     
  15. TrennaHowar

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    Oh i was just thinking it would be handy to have one 8TB drive but that is a great price. I'll have to find those drives. Thanks.
     
  16. choppa

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    I don't know if it's appropriate but I've sent SCORPTEC a PM (they are an OCAU sponsor) to see if they could get us preliminary pricing information on the 8TB Seagates and if a bulk buy for OCAU users would be possible.

    Failing that, I'm up for ordering a few (12x drives for me), anyone else interested?
     
  17. Skitz0

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    I'd be interested in at least two depending on pricing.

     
  18. drwho2k13

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    I'm good for at least four, probably more.... Such a storage whore ;)
     
  19. mitsimonsta

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    Had my last Samsung 500GB drives die on me in the last 2 weeks - HD501LJ's both manufactured 8/08. One went with the click of death, the other just unresponsive.

    Took the board off the click of death drive, put it on the unresponsive drive and was able to get all data off it. Next boot it was dead again.

    Off to buy some more Toshys next week :thumbup:
     
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  20. Skitz0

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    Are people generally finding the Toshiba 5tb drives good?
     

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