Windows 10: Seagate slapped with class action lawsuit over hard drive failure rate

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  1. Posts : 470
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11
       05 Feb 2016 #11

    With my bad or terrible Seagate drives experience, I'll never order Seagate drive unless you point a gun to my head!
    Bye, Bye Seagate!
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  2. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Build: Redstone
       05 Feb 2016 #12

    Get a .22 barrel shotgun aim at the hard drive and BOOM!
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  3. Posts : 964
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       07 Feb 2016 #13

    I have a newish 2TB external 3.5" USB Seagate Back up something up for my 4K Sony TV and the connected PC been working fine so far at 2 mo. the HP P7 PC has a 1 yr old 1 TB Seagete in it that replaced an earlier Seagate 750GB OEM HDD that failed at about 2 years .

    It could have been a power outage /surge for all I know like the one here that took out 2 TV's and the PSU in another PC I have here that maybe started the platter damage and persistent accumulation of bad sectors before I recovered the data from it with Linux Ubuntu after windows would not load ☻☻.


    I've had good service out of Seagates all along before the 750GB HDD failed I have another HP P7 S.B. i7 PC here with a Seagate 7200rpm 750GB in it that's maybe ~ just 4 yrs old along with a new 2TB Seagate no problems yet.

    OTOH I might have to think about retiring the 750GB HDD in the other HP P7 for something unimportant instead like an on the shelf archive or get a constantly updating back up image on another HDD or replace it because it's over 3 yrs or sell it for a 12 pack ☻.


    I read those specific 750 GB HDD's were notorious for high failure rates and some of the other too.☻
    Last edited by blutos cousin; 08 Feb 2016 at 15:22.
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  4.    08 Feb 2016 #14

    blutos cousin said: View Post
    I've had good service out of Seagates all along before the 750GB HDD failed I have another HP P7 S.B. i7 PC here with a Seagate 7200rpm 750GB in it that's maybe ~ just 4 yrs old along with a new 2TB Seagate no problems yet.
    I've made most of my comments on this topic over at seven forums, so I'll just add, whenever buying HDDs Its not so much the manufacturer that concerns me, but the country of origin and how the workers/management feel about quality control and if management give a damn about their workers.
    {Though unrelated, my mind always goes back to that garment factory disaster in Bangladesh a couple years back, where the owners didn't give a damn about the workers, just almighty profit. The CBC "Fifth Estate" did a docu on that, as well as Global (Shaw)TV. Plus are we to blame here for wanting HDDs as cheaply as possible?}
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  5.    08 Feb 2016 #15

    There were 2 indicators that told me they were going to go downhill:

    1. When they bought that joke Maxtor. Had nothing but trouble with their HDDs.
    2. When they moved manufacturing to China.
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  6. Posts : 470
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11
       08 Feb 2016 #16

    vram said: View Post
    There were 2 indicators that told me they were going to go downhill:

    1. When they bought that joke Maxtor. Had nothing but trouble with their HDDs.
    2. When they moved manufacturing to China.
    This is the nature of business cycle. Over 200 companies has left the industry with major consolidation.
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    All my failed Seagate drives were manufactured in Thailand with a site code TK! So much of manufacturing are automated. I think it is in the design!
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  7.    08 Feb 2016 #17

    Maxtors just plain sucked. Every drive I owned from them failed. Their design flaws creeped into Seagate. Even if that's not actually true, I'm still blaming them
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  8. Posts : 470
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11
       08 Feb 2016 #18

    vram said: View Post
    Maxtors just plain sucked. Every drive I owned from them failed. Their design flaws creeped into Seagate. Even if that's not actually true, I'm still blaming them
    Maxtors is not my favorite drive. However, I still have 3x 80 GB drive in my garage - Old HD bin! They are good for benchmark purpose but still spin up.
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  9.    08 Feb 2016 #19

    All mine developed the click of death commonly associated with IBM death star hard drives.
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  10. Posts : 3,901
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       08 Feb 2016 #20

    vram said: View Post
    All mine developed the click of death commonly associated with IBM death star hard drives.
    Maybe they have gotten better after being spun off to Hitachi?
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