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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-09, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Default A Warning about Seagate Hard Drives (If you don't already know)

This was news to me (very bad and expensive news actually) so I thought it might be news to others as well.

Basically if you have a Seagate 500GB or 1000GB hard drive or you think you have then I would find out quick, put all your data on a external and replace the Seagate one. Or you could back it up every time you do anything.

The reason? There is a flaw in Seagates firmware that means it could fail to be recognised by your computer at any time and the only way to get your data is too send it to somebody to your data taken off and then you have to get a new harddrive to put it on. Now apparently you can send it to Seagate to take the data off but I didn't know this was the case so I didn't when it happened to me, I wouldn't trust them to do either. Sending your HD away is a major inconvience as well.

I've just had to spend over $1200 (over half my savings and being a student this is even worse) getting my HD sent away to have the data retrieved and to get a new HD. Not fucking good.

So learn by my misfortune and don't have it happen to you.
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Yikes. Thanks for the warning Jac... That's pretty shit.

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this happend to my boss actually. He had a 320gb Seagate hd and it failed on him. luckily it was only minor shit that was lost. I had the saem hard drive in mine so before anythign happened I ripped it out and put in a 500gb panasonic one...

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wow how stupid do companys get to screw up their own firmware....

but yea cheers for the heads up i was looking at a new HD last week and was considering seagate :/

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No problem guys, I just shelled out 300 bucks for a new internal drive and a external as well so the Data Recovery can give me my data back, that cost about $950. Needless to say that I won't be buying miniatures, beer or food for a couple of weeks.
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I use WD in mine and haven't had an issue yet.
160, 300 and a 640gb. Still, I backup through a NAS box (2 raided 1tb drives).

Thanks for the heads up though.

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Damn thats not good to hear; I've been using seagate every chance I get with my computers and never run into any problems with them. Always the problem with any form of hardware from anyone, somewhere down the line they start to go bad for some people; happened to me with WD and now I don't trust their stuff as anything more than paperweights.

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What went wrong with your WD's Dark?
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One of them randomly wiped all the memory clean, three times before I got fed up with the thing. A second one of mine simply burned out the day after I bought it, and then the one that replaced it made it a whole week before death. I didn't run a crazy computer for them or anything, just something good enough to play games like dawn of war on medium settings and get me by for school, nothing major.

Seagate on the other hand has always been good to me; I think only ever failing me once and it was more than likely due to my upgrading of a computer piece by piece rather than certain groups of parts at a time.

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