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Old 03-12-18, 11:41 AM
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Seagate creates their first 'fully functioning' 16TB HAMR HDDs

The Seagate Exos 16TB HAMR HDD is here.



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And knowing Seagate it will be a failure like ALL of their other products.
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That's just an anecdotal experience. Doesn't mean they aren't great. I've never had any issues with any drive I have bought.. It's all relative
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Old 07-12-18, 12:46 AM
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And knowing Seagate it will be a failure like ALL of their other products.
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That's just an anecdotal experience. Doesn't mean they aren't great. I've never had any issues with any drive I have bought.. It's all relative
My current system has a 3TB HDD as a backup drive. Have been using it for the past... (checks email for exact date)... four years (bought December 6th 2014) without any issues, frequently moving files on and off the device.

A lot of this "Seagate is awful" stuff comes from Backblaze, who aren't exactly using consumer drives for consumer workloads.

Only Seagate that I have ever had fail on me was an external HDD, a 500GB model that failed within an hour of use. TBH, it was probably one of the best RMA experiences that I have ever had, they even sent me a 750GB model as a replacement, which is still usable over seven years later.
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Backblazes own analysis of their testing mostly debunked the Seagate stuff that the internet latched onto from their raw results. Backblaze doesn't do scientific testing in controlled environments, they just provide data from their datacentre use, which often has various generations of server racks & enclosures, uses the cheapest price/GB drives possible and submits them to an environment the drives were rarely intended for. IIRC they generally used consumer Seagate drives more than other manufacturers due to the price disparity.
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Wasn't their 3TB model prone to failure in particular? And they had invested into a much of them.

Every major HDD manufacturer has had bad batches. That one just became a particularly well documented one. The failure rates on their other products are in line with the competition afaik.
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