LMAO, 16 Nov 2016I have segate 1TB bought in 2014 and it is still running fine.Same for me too. Dont know what these other guys r talkin' bout.
ET - the real one, 18 Nov 2016You're not really good at reading eh? I specifically mentioned the older drives as being more ... moreI read your review perfectly but you didn't read mine cus you don't get my point. If you like go with your reviews on old egg or whatever that site you check reviews on is called. As for your statement about old drives being better, it's baseless and unfounded. I've used several drives. In fact I've used a hard drive since 2006 and I've not noticed anything different except newer drives are slimmer and faster with USB 3.0 speeds as opposed to USB 2.0 on old drives. Read and write is also greatly improved.
anonymous, 19 Nov 20165tb that can fail at anytime , i prefer 480gb with a reliable brandUnfortunately, no reliable brand makes 480gb so you must be using an unreliable brand if your drive capacity is marketed as 480GB. Reliable brands market as 500GB :p
5tb that can fail at anytime , i prefer 480gb with a reliable brand
Coolstan, 17 Nov 2016Forget about reviews and actually use a Seagate drive before posting negative comments. A revi... moreYou're not really good at reading eh? I specifically mentioned the older drives as being more reliable than new ones FOR EVERY MANUFACTURER. Jeez at least read.
Not to mention your point about reviews is moot, they are reviews about months of usage, specially if you didn't need more than 30 minutes to have a failed drive, then that's no good sign as well. Reviews on Newegg are for users of 1 year or such, they come back and update their reviews, or just write them after a few months or years of usage. That IS enough to tell about reliability, specially if you see a nice 5 to 10% failures just a bit after warranty, and quite some during warranty.
Coolstan, 17 Nov 2016Forget about reviews and actually use a Seagate drive before posting negative comments. A revi... moreSamsung's spinpoints ate Slowgate for breakfast. To bad Samsung sold it's hdd business to Seagate.
Only reliable drives now are WD. Buying a Seagate is just waiting for a disaster to happen.
This is so stupid. 5TB in one single drive means if it breaks, you lose 5TB worth of data.
Considering Segate is far from reliable nowadays, only get this in double packs I guess (to have a 1:1 backup/
Coolstan, 17 Nov 2016Forget about reviews and actually use a Seagate drive before posting negative comments. A revi... moreJust like you, i was a fan of Seagate drives for more than a decade. With every PC, i used to include a Seagate drive and it did work well till 2013. In 2013, I bought a 500GB internal Seagate HDD and within 6 months, it collapsed with all my important data. No one could recover it and i was really anxious that i did not even claimed a new Seagate as it was still in warranty and got myself a Western Digital after that.
Now after that, the WD internal is working just fine also i came to know that my Laptop from 2009 has a 320 GB WD as well which is as reliable and durable as Seagates used to be. I own two portables, one is of Sony (500GB) and one is WD (1TB) and both are running for good two years now. I dont think im gonna go for Seagate again for any drive, they have lost their credibility.
ET - the real one, 17 Nov 2016Sorry but as of recently, pretty much all hard drive manufacturers aren't putting good stuff l... moreForget about reviews and actually use a Seagate drive before posting negative comments. A review lasts what 10-30mins Max and it's over. There are actually people that have used Seagate drives for over 6years you know?
My brother for one has had a 500gb Seagate drive since 2009. That's like 7years and it's still running like a champ.
And FYI to even compare a Samsung drive to a Seagate drive is insulting. They're not in the same league/level. Your Samsung may have served you well but Seagate will better the performance by a huge mile.
No thanks, almost every Seagate drive I've had has failed after 3-5 years. Seagate is also rated the worst in reliability. Western Digital is dropping in quality too now, but a bit better than Seagate.
Coolstan, 16 Nov 2016You've probably never used one or you've been using Chinese clones with Seagate stickers/logo ... moreSorry but as of recently, pretty much all hard drive manufacturers aren't putting good stuff like they used to. You can read up any review on PC parts sites, they all have a pretty bad reliability. Older drives used to last a lot longer.
Currently I have a ~5 years old Samsung laptop 320 GB one and a 1TB also laptop drive but a HGST one, these are fine (SO FAR), but none of them too new.
If manufacturers got back on track with their drives then all good all great, but as far as my experience goes, they all are pretty bad recently.
why, 16 Nov 2016segate rules. I have 2tb segate - it's works way better and faster than WD (botuh usb 3.0)If you're talking about Harddrives I think Seagate are on a different level. Western digital, Samsung, LG, Trascend and others are good but not up to par with Seagate. I've used a lot of drives by different manufacturers but I always come back to Seagate cus they're unrivalled
TheWanderer, 16 Nov 2016Seagate hard drives are slow and unreliableYou've probably never used one or you've been using Chinese clones with Seagate stickers/logo branded on them.
TeamAndroid, 16 Nov 2016Seagate is useless crap ... so it will work for one month or so before it fails .You obviously bought a fake. Been using mine (2TB backup plus slim) since 2014 without any issues. Also when my Laptop HDD crashed I changed it to Seagate in a heartbeat and it's been running great ever since
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2016I have one since 2010 (1.5 tb). 6 years and counting...Seagate backup plus slim 2TB running like a champ since 2014
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2016What will you guys put in your 5TB hard drive ?Games
LMAO, 16 Nov 2016I have segate 1TB bought in 2014 and it is still running fine.I have one since 2010 (1.5 tb).
6 years and counting...