- 3TB, SATA 6Gb/s, 64MB
- Higher performance with Seagate AcuTrac servo technology
- Best for Desktop or all-in-one PCs, home servers and Entry-level (DAS)
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A drive is a drive.... 10/14/2013
When it works your happy.
When it fails your not.
OK, so you read the reviews here, there, or anywhere and its consistent with a majority of people that if its still working your happy (because you still have your data) or if it failed, whether DOA, 1-2-3 weeks or just before the warranty expires...your never gonna use that manufacturer again!
Well any brand drive has the ability to fail so this is the way I see Hard Drives in this day and age.
You look at the specs, OK. You look at the warranty. You compare prices to other models, brands etc.
It doesnt matter! If you want a great warranty, you have to pay for it. Larger storage size is more expensive but cheaper than 2 of the last one you looked at.
There are so many different options to backup your data that if you expect any drive to last the tests of time and havent backed it up regularly, YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELF TO BLAME!
Personally, I have all my precious data spanned across RAID1 mirrored volumes. So you say thats not a good idea.....well for storage purposes, its perfect! Drive fails, R&R it.....rebuild the array. If your data is frequently changing then look at something else like automated (or manual) periodic backups to a cloud or external device.
*****>>>>>Expect the drive only to last as long as the warranty. If you get longer, then great! If the drive fails within the warranty, RMA it and hope you get the rest of your warranty period out of the replacement. If it fails after warranty, pat yourself on the back for having a backup and buy a replacement.<<<<<*****
So only lay a little blame on the manufacturer. Maybe you just had some horrible bad luck this time. Look outside the box and lay some blame on yourself for once in a while.
BTW, I just had a WD drive start to fail after 3 years (2yr warranty), but im not mad at them. **** happens!
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