Seagate and the 8 TB Dilemma

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In all honesty, I have never had issues with Seagate, however I think 8TB is taking massive risk. One comment mentioned they now have a 35% fail rate. If this is the case I would never go near a drive of this size, unless everything that was on it I still had a backed on several other drives or had the media still.


http://www.zdnet.com/article/seagate-offers-low-cost-8tb-hard-drives/

Thanks to ZDnet for the article


This however only a lot smaller I would consider for the price

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Lap...2?ie=UTF8&qid=1419961823&sr=8-12&keywords=ssd
 
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35% seems really, really high - I would have been interested to know which drives that figure applies to :eek:.

For archive drives, I guess a lot of people would be using RAID setups (unless it's not important data). So cheap and cheerful may be what they're after.

I've had all brands of drive fail on me at some point - the only make I avoided was IBM drives around 10 years ago, as I had so many fail!
 
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Yeah IBM for me too I think!?

Was it IBM that were producing with Hitachi some years ago?

I have 3 or 4 of their drives go within 2half possibly 3 years. I was furious
It was even mentioned on here I think aswell

Stayed well clear ever since of both

I use WD whenever possible I have a few Seagate drives as well but never had the problem that was described in many of the comments. Certainly not through normal use anyway
 
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NOT THE .....Da da deeeerr....CLOUD

"What goes on the Cloud, STAYS IN THE CLOUD"

Didn't you know that Mucks ;)
 

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#TheFappening. :D


OT: If you need that much storage, then you should be using more robust methods IMO.
 

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Trusting all your data to one single 8TB drive without some form of backup would just be daft.
 
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lmao @ what V_R said shhhh ;)

Agreed Evan, pure stupidity, people do though and they never learn from their mistakes
 

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