dealsseagate barracuda 3tb 3.5" internal hard drive…

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Couldn't... stop... One... on... way...

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Sorry, RLL an MFM drive. :-O

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@lazarus1: That's MFM an RLL to gain half again more space and the price was a less reliable drive but I never had one fail. Cute to bring that up as the Seagates were the easiest to do that with.

The first brand of drives I dissed were Conner then it was Quantum then it was... you get the idea. We all have our bad runs. In the end it's a Ford\Toyota argument that can never be settled. Get what you want when you can and and bad-mouth everyone else in the forums, that's what I just started to always say.

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@glabifrons: Who wizzed in your Cheerios ?
Building since the mid-1980s you say. I call BS !
I've been working with computers since mass storage was drums - the origin of the snare-drum design on older PCs next to the light that flickered when your hard drive was I/O - and before "removable mass storage" was a stack of six tan/brown platters slightly larger than a vinyl album.
So let's talk.
Tell me, what controller standard were the top Seagate drives in 1985 ? Why would someone attempt to LLF a hard drive to RLL? What were the drawbacks of such an attempt?
These are super basic questions. The answers are no doubt available on the web so it's not much of of a verification process. But there are more questions as well.
Me? I'll order a couple of these 3-TB units.

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Are you implying that because they offer a warranty, the drive is bad? If so, what does that say about any (every really) product that offers a warranty? What about the fact that companies offer one because it's a nice source of revenue?

Did I miss any mention about failure rates or recalls?

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@firebirdude: My apologies. My comments about the warranty reduction still stands though.

Edit: Correction: it's not through Newegg, it's through DriveSavers.

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@glabifrons: The warranty is through Newegg, not through Seagate. It's offered on every single hard drive Newegg sells.

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@tristicus: I guess I needed to add emoticons so you could tell it was a joke.

I find it a bit offensive that the company chose to offer and charge for a service like this after reducing their warranty period so dramatically. No-one who wants to keep their data should ever buy a drive with a 1 year warranty. That includes the cheaper WDs.

Imagine if auto-companies did that... you only got a 1 year/10k mile warranty instead of your 5/50k (for example), but if you paid them 1/4 of the price of your car, they'd pull your stuff out of your trunk if your car broke down so badly it couldn't be fixed.

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@glabifrons: I down voted you because your comment makes absolutely zero sense. You obviously fail at reading comprehension. They are offering $10 off of the data protection services if you order today. How is that hard to understand?

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@firebirdude: I'd say you're damned lucky.
And as long as we're *-sizing, I've been building computers since the mid-'80s, everything from PCs to Sun servers. The only hard drives I've *consistently had problems with have been Seagates.
As far as the DOAs go, I've got a sneaking suspicion that is reflected by many of the postings I've seen on newegg's reviews for various drives, that their free shipping is to blame. Almost every time I've used their free shipping, I've received a drive wrapped in a single (popped) layer of bubble-wrap tossed into a (much larger) box with no other padding whatsoever. I'm amazed the drives work when I pull them out of this.
Combined with the fact that the free shipping is UPS, it's amazing any of the drives work (every package I've received via UPS looks like the Pet Detective carried it, totally mangled if not totally ripped apart).
Pay the extra for FedEx if you want your drive to arrive alive.

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@NegativeNancy: The Data Recovery service is additional insurance you can buy. It ranges from $30-$50 (before -$10 discount) for 1-3 years. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more info.

Nothing is fool proof and failures do happen. But I do find it funny people seem to have so much bad luck with hard drives. I've been building my own computers for nearly 15 years. I have also built countless computers for close friends. I have NEVER had a hard drive arrive DOA and only ONCE had a drive fail on me before the entire computer was getting junked/parted (A Western Digital Raptor). So you'll understand my suspicions when I read reviews that say "3 out of the 4 I ordered were DOA" and "Arrived DOA and the replacement lasted a week". I don't know what you people are doing to your hard drives.... maybe I'm just that darn lucky.

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@chipmunkofdoom2: In my experience with Seagate drives, specifically their former top-of-the-line Barracuda line, >90% fail within days of their warranty running out. This is not a small sample either, as I've gone through many dozens of drives over the decades (yes, I've been using them since 1GB was a "HUGE" server drive and Barracudas were all SCSI).
FWIW: The Cheetahs seemed to last longer... go figure (10KRPM instead of 7.2KRPM, expected 'em to fail earlier).

I was lucky with a couple that failed <5 days before the warranty ran out and contacted Seagate immediately on them. When you catch it before it runs out, their warranty service is actually quite good.

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@tristicus: Follow the link, it's right there under the title on Newegg's webpage.
So you vote me down because you didn't read the site? Nice.

Edit: Pasted straight from newegg:

Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$10 off on Data Recovery w/ code DART0001, ends 8/31

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This is a solid drive. I had been needing more storage for my gaming/DVR machine and at $.05/gb ($150 when I bought it) this fit the bill.

There have been a lot of qualms about Seagate quality, and the monopoly and warranty reduction certainly doesn't help, but overall this seems to be a great drive. The sad, unfortunate truth is that some drives die in 1 week, some die in 2 months, some die a day before the warranty expires, and some die 5 years after the warranty expires. At the end of the day, all drives die.. buying a certain class or brand of drive is no guarantee of longevity. You must have your data backed up if you cannot afford to lose it.

This drive has been great so far. In two months time of continuous uptime, this drive has sustained over 600TB reads and writes combined. In this post-monopoliptic and post-flood world, this is probably the best cost/GB you will find. I'm very satisfied with this drive.

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I dunno... I think that for the cost per TB per years of warranty, I'll stick with the Caviar Black:
This drive: $46.66/year/TB
1TB Caviar Black: $22/year/TB
1.5TB Caviar Black: $21.33/year/TB
2TB Caviar Black: $18/year/TB

If the manufacturer doesn't think their drives will last more than a year, why would you?
(read the reviews, MANY DOA and early failures)

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@glabifrons: What the hell are you talking about?

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"$10 off on Data Recovery w/ code DART0001, ends 8/31"
So when it fails, you get a discount on paying to get (some of) your data back, but only if it fails before today???