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3TB Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM008 7200RPM Hard Drive $75AC; 4TB Barracuda ST4000DM004 $100AC

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if you value your data, make sure that you have a backup if you buy seagate. It's a good price but I recently had a 3 TB model die after 2 years of normal use.
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my 3tb seagate from march of 2015 died (still works of and on-knock on wood bc I need to backup data) a few weeks ago.

Used in a DVR
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Had a similar experience of a Seagate 3 Tb die just under 2 years of normal use.
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Avoid! Seagate drives are constantly rated the least reliable in almost any test I've come across.
e.g. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ha...s-q2-2017/
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Avoid! Seagate drives are constantly rated the least reliable in almost any test I've come across.
e.g. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ha...s-q2-2017/
Those numbers are BS... all drives fail but that list of numbers is plain out bs

First this is a Data Center so those Seagate drives are getting hammered...

They had 10 Toshiba drives and zero failure.. probably in laptops that never got used

then you look at the Seagate Drives Drive Count 34,000 with 29Million Drive Days with 3% failure

so they are abusing the seagates and then you look at the other seagates with really bad failure rates of 30% and they don't own more than a couple hundred..

what is that deal.. nope .. sorry

Just had a Hitachi drive die on me .. it lasted maybe 5 years .. basic desktop.

all types of drives fail and maybe seagates do fail a lot more than others but those numbers are not worth using for evaluation because they are not realistic

What would be a better number to have would be all of the returns to newegg or amazon for DOA drives or drives that fail in the first 60-90 days

by those numbers the Seagate 4TB ST4000DM004 with 3% failure in a Data Center is probably the best one to buy .. but even so you can't go with those numbers ..

What you need is the drive read and write statistics .. how much was it really used. how much data was read and written to those drives..

not just the Hours in Service.
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