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Backblaze reports Q1 2020 HDD failures - Seagate again had highest failure rate

Those Seagate 4TB and 12TB drives again show they just can't be trusted!

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: Backblaze reports Q1 2020 HDD failures - Seagate again had highest failure rate

Not sure why they have such bad luck with Seagate, I use them and they seem reliable

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Backblaze reports Q1 2020 HDD failures - Seagate again had highest failure rate

I avoid Seagate completely and any other HDD made by that company.

Yes they are cheap but you get what you pay for.

I bought a couple of Seagate HDDs in the past and I use a HDD/SDD monitoring software. The brand new Seagate HDDs in the monitoring software showed a couple in the major SMART categories that were already less then 90%.

I tend to purchase Western Digital which seems to have a higher quality HDDs. Whenever I purchase a WD HDD and check my HDD/SDD Monitoring software all major SMART Categories are showing 100%,  brand new and for at least over a year's worth of being used in my computer.

I had more than one Seagate HDD go bad within a year after purchasing them.

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: Backblaze reports Q1 2020 HDD failures - Seagate again had highest failure rate

I do not see WDC in recent backblaze posts

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Backblaze reports Q1 2020 HDD failures - Seagate again had highest failure rate

I was stressing my own opinion about my experience with Seagate HDDs which happens to correspond with the quality of the company's hardware in Backblaze reports.

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: Backblaze reports Q1 2020 HDD failures - Seagate again had highest failure rate

backblaze servers are not as well designed as other server appliances so i question their results

those red boxes do not have water cooling so the air flow is all they have

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