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Samsung or Seagate 1.5tb?

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by S-Kimo, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. S-Kimo

    S-Kimo Member

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    Hi, my friend wants to pick up a 1.5tb hard drive. We are unsure of what brand to get
    Samsung
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    Seagate
     
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  2. Bion1c

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    personally i would go samsung.

    seagate are slow hot and loud..
     
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    S-Kimo

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    what temps do samsung hard drives get?
     
  4. n2p4u

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    hmmm.. get samsung... cheaper

    and if your in sydney...

    i took mine in repair for bad sectors to homebush samsung (olympic park) and was swapped on the spot!!

    oh and the drive was handled really badily by me.... thrown around
     
  5. Bion1c

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    generally pretty good, my 1TB spinpoint F1 drive (7200rpm) is currently 27 degrees.. seagate 500gb drive (pretty old) is on 37
     
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    S-Kimo

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    i have 3 seagates and they are 24, 25 and 26
     
  7. terrastrife

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    hah!

    so youre telling us your story of a dead samsung then you say go samsung?

    hard drives can take heaps of trowing around, thats how theyre made. as long as its not running at the time, a hdd can take more force than your own body :)
     
  8. Bion1c

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    you are an idiot

    hdd manufacturers will void the warranty if the drive has exceeded the maximum instantenous g force.. fastest way to kill a hard drive is drop it on a hard surface
     
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    S-Kimo

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    the brand doesnt really matter, it's the shops return policy
     
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    Anyone know MSY's policy?
     
  11. mr_s

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    *Imitates Asian accent*

    "Sowy, no refund!"

    I've had Seagate for 10 years now, and to date they haven't failed me.

    couldnt tell you about temps though
     
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    I've never known a hd manufacturer to actually check that
    It's like overclocking your CPU voids the warranty but you can still do a return if you want

    Back on topic, i'd first see if seagate make a 1.5tb based on 3x500GB platters instead of 4x375GB, if not samsung is an easy winner
     
  13. splbound

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    I say samsung as well.. my 1.5 and 1TB drives are still going well *knocks on wood* been having my fair share od DOA's from Hitachi though.
     
  14. Hamulus

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    +1 for Samsung. Been burnt AGAIN with 2X Seagate drives failing at 3 month point - main drive + backup. 7200.12s as well (not the fail-worthy 7200.11s - google seagate barracuda fail...). 4ht seagate drive to fail on me in less than a year. Seagate are not worth the risk atm.
     
  15. C0ncrete

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    I just got 2 x 1TB Samsung F3's.

    Very fast drives, can't hear a thing when they are running but they pretty noisy when they spin up.
     
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    Looks like Samsung is the way to go then!

    Love your impersonation of the MSY workers mr_s. I bought a computer about a year ago and had to take it back 7 times before they could fix the problem, i tried to get it refunded and that's exactly what they said to me. After that i just went f*ck this then rebuilt it myself, its been running mint ever since.
     
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    I remember a customer trying to return a CPU because he'd put it in the wrong way and managed to bend some of the pins. (??!) He was obviously in the wrong but he kept arguing and pushing for a refund. It was pretty entertaining seeing someone so pigheaded try to get around his own mistake. Eventually the MSY guy said "sorry, I tell you already, no refund. You no listen, I call police!"
     
  18. terrastrife

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    same batch or place of pruchase? ive found that where i buy my hdds also contributes to how long they last, if somewhat slight but i can pretty much put nearly all my dead hdds from one store... probably how the shop saves money for couriers.
     
  19. mr_s

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    lol yeah... it happens.

    ITESTATE hasnt failed me yet... if they do, well off we go to find another store.


    WTF?!

    I have all 4 drives as barracuda, and yet NONE was DOA OR had failed...

    Maybe you are just unlucky?

    PS: thats the ST31000340AS you were talking about....
    the 1500 dont have that problem


    HAHAHA... GOLD!
     
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  20. terrastrife

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    my 10 seagate bricks are all still working (1.5tb 7200.11's) :)

    as hdds, not bricks.
     

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