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The only 3 that have lasted are the 2tb Seagates which are running 4 years now with no problems. Could you please share some info regarding HDD manufacturers' reliability? The hard drives in question power BackBlaze’s cloud backup data center and total some 61,590 spinning drives with more than a billion hours of operation among them. And in my experience Western Digital is usually cheaper than Seagate. have a peek here

The 1st one stopped working inexplicably after I'd left it sitting on my desk unused for quite a while. dead i have wd green 250gb old one using it for 7 years as main c and d drive. I was a Project Manager for an OEM auto parts manufacturer, Toyota and Honda at the time ha the highest standards and specifications so their parts were built better simple as That said I just bought a Cavalry CAXB 2TB External HDD but instead of a WD drive like the 500GB CAUM Series I had bought in 2008 (still going strong with http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/372554-toshiba-hdd-who-makes-them-now-hitachi.html

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I thought the concept of RAID 5 was rendered obsolete in late 90s. You only need the last four or five digits of the Serial Number. Whether or not this has any impact on consumer drive failure rates isn't known -- HDD manufacturers advertise their enterprise hardware as having gone through additional validation and being designed specifically Could you do me a favour of telling me where in the world you got that number and what about that number in relation to hard drives?

  • For example, the Seagate 3TB model ST3000DM001 has a one-year failure rate of 13.92 percent with a sample of 4,074, The Seagate ST4000DM000 has one-year failure rate of 3.83 percent on
  • Reply wharris1 - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link Gotcha, wasn't aware, thanks for the follow-up.
  • The Tech Report.
  • Hard drives from Toshiba and Western Digital are also represented, but one weakness of the data is the much smaller sample size.
  • I switched from seagate to toshiba about 3 years ago and i have 6 2tb units, which run 24/7, in a small home server used for active/instant backup in all network
  • Of particular interest was the potential impact on the 3.5” desktop hard drive market, as Hitachi was the smallest player in what was already a 3 competitor market (#4, Toshiba, is
  • That means he has a LOT of personal experience to draw from.

IanCutress: @TFTCentral I'd heard direct from ASUS Tech PR Manager that MSRP is cheaper than that - nearer $1500? Apple SCSI drives were better because they used high quality datacenter quality drives. Western Digital will be allowed to acquire Hitachi’s 2.5” and SSD businesses, but not the 3.5” business. Hgst 2tb Every Seagate hard drive I have ever owned has failed (never bought one but they come in devices that I have bought).

Asok Asus More like 15 years ago. Hgst Hdd The representative on the phone said they would replace any broken drive as long as it was still covered under the warranty period from when the drive was first manufactured, not This is your sole and exclusive remedy for breach of warranty." I've had two of the 5TB models fail on me in 5 months, and both times Toshiba has only offered https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HGST If the Toshiba drives continue to demonstrate low failure rates and solid performance, we are willing to live with slightly longer maintenance times for replacing failed Toshiba drives.

From the sounds of it though, you'd have to scale up a lot more to reap real benefit from the change. Toshiba Hard Drive Diagnostic This means we have two possible physical locations for the failed Toshiba drive. Hitachi Canada. Even the "enterprise" class designed for server stations?

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Hard drive I ordered was received dead. Start Today for Free About Us | Partners  Resources: External Drives | Hard Drive Stats | Backup Guide Backblaze ©. Hgst External Hard Drive As far as I'm concerned, they all suck. Hgst Vs Wd Over time, there is a 100% failure rate on all lines in all brands.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Zeljko Prezec I bought new MyBook Essential which was occasionally in use for all together less than 50 hours (backup data drive for my family videos and photos). unless you have hundreds or perhaps thousands your experience could be a fluke. Type Subsidiary of Western Digital Industry Computer storage devices Predecessor Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Founded 2003; 14years ago(2003) Headquarters San Jose, California, United States Area served Worldwide Key people Mike Cordano Most Reliable Hard Drive 2016

About Us Contact Us Digital Edition Customer Service Gift Subscription Ad Choices Newsletters Privacy Policy RSS Terms of Service Agreement E-commerce Affiliate Relationships PCWorld CATEGORIES Business Laptops Mobile PC Hardware Printers The Verge. ^ "WD Reaches Agreement with Toshiba Corporation to Divest Certain 3.5-Inch HDD Assets" (Press release). Subscribe now. http://openfeedback.org/hard-drive/partition-help-lost-toshiba-hard-drive.php Our Toshiba 3TB Hard Drives In January 2013 we purchased and soon after deployed 45 Toshiba 3TB hard drives (model: DT01ACA300).

This makes your warranty much shorter, or in my particular case, almost non-existent. Hgst 4tb Should id itself as DT01ACA300 Watch out for people reselling used as new, they are reprogramming the smartctl power-on hours. In fact, my previous comment ends with I look forward to seeing a new chart in a few years with better numbers.

Toshiba's warranty results in you getting funny money at their store instead of getting a working hard drive.

People assume that drives in external enclosures are exactly the same as bare drives that you can buy at Newegg, at Best Buy, etc. POST A COMMENT 9 Comments View All Comments jjj - Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - link the deal will close on march 8 http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=61500&... including hybrid DezzNutz Well, guess I will stay with WD and not Seagate, even though WD practices deception and false advertising. Toshiba Hard Drive Reliability Most of the time, those studies are overtly self-serving.

The drive will id itself as HDS723030BLE640 By Dec 2012, DT01ACA300 is the only number on the sticker, and it'll say BB0 at the end of the drive rev. Retrieved 2012-01-15. ^ "Hitachi Establishes "Hitachi Global Storage Technologies," Taking A Bold New Step for Storage Innovation" (Press release). It's surprising they're lasting even this long. this contact form The same is more or less true today, the firmware is all that separates most of these drives, the parts come from the same suppliers.

since my usage is from 8am till 1 am. I also hear a lot about how unreliable Seagates are. Fixed now. It was an oem drive off ebay, and I have a 100gb one running just fine on my intel system. (Other system is a Phenom, soon to become a piledriver).

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