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Windows 7: need suggestions on new hardisk

07 Feb 2012   #31
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
A person does tend to buy the model HDD they have had success with. In my case, I have never had a Western Digital HDD fail on me and have used them for years. The only Seagate HDD I bought failed on me within 6 months, and 1 of the 2 Hitachi HDDs I have owned also failed. I'm not saying that Western Digital is better than the others, its just that Ihave had better luck with them.
It's odd to me to see a person who experiences so many hard drive failures, but I see it from time to time on forums. I am almost completely opposite of you, I have owned Maxtors, Conners, IBM Deskstars, Seagates, Western Digital, Samsungs, and the only physical failure that I ever had was an old Maxtor. I've pretty much retired my drives due to slow speeds or insufficient capacity over the years...but flat out failures are almost unheard of for me.

I'm always surprised when I read a NewEgg review and find a particular person who seems to have ordered 15 hard drives and 8 of them are DOA. Makes me wonder if they know what they are doing, or whether they have a bad power supply, motherboard or electrical power in their house. For me personally, my machines all run on a UPS...so power is always available and well regulated.


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07 Feb 2012   #32
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I tend to agree with PParks. I wonder also about some of the reviews. I have lost 4 hard drive over a period of 25 years and they were all Western Digital Blues. I run several seagates, samsungs and Western Digitals. I have had no problem with any of them. But, we all know that in technology all parts go bad or wear out, and just because you have a failure does not mean that all components of that brand are bad. And yes, I have a Western Digital Blue that I use now.
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07 Feb 2012   #33
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well yea i know its just my bad luck that i got rotten disks..lol thnks for advices n suggestions will keep that in mind
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08 Feb 2012   #34
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So i saw some seagate hardisk today its barracuda and barracuda green .. The problem is i dont know where to look for that 7200.12 or 7200.11 on the disk? Where can i look for it?
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08 Feb 2012   #35
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Depending on where you look, it is usually in the description or on the label. it is the firmware version. Here on Newegg is an example

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08 Feb 2012   #36
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay now i get it... so it cannot be seen on the physical drive then ?
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08 Feb 2012   #37
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eviliony View Post
okay now i get it... so it cannot be seen on the physical drive then ?
Yes it can. On the white paper label. Usually I believe Seagate's is in the top right corner. at least mine are.
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08 Feb 2012   #38
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Look at the top right corner.

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08 Feb 2012   #39
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay thanks..i think the ones at my place doesnt have that number (cause ive been looking everywhere for that 7200.11/12 thing), cud it be its an old version?
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08 Feb 2012   #40
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The 7200.11 were problematic, but the 7200.12 seemed to correct those problems.
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