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Windows 7: Seagate Confirms Buyout Talks Underway

18 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I won't go anywhere near seagate HDDs after all the problems they had with the 7200.11 series
I've had 3 laptop drives with no issues, as well as a 1TB from the 7200.12 series that is working just fine. I am aware of the 7200.11 issues, as you can see in my sig.

I had a 500GB WD die after just a month of having it.

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18 Oct 2010   #12

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I bought 4 500GB 7200.11s, none of which used the "bad" firmware. Out of those four, 2 have continued working properly, 1 became unusable because the plastic fin in the SATA slot broke off, and Seagate won't warrant it, and 1 is about to be RMAed for the fourth time. Obviously, their recertified drives used for warranty are trash.

I'm now wondering how their warranty program will fare...or continue, if the buyout succeeds?
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19 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Steve Ballmer Signature (jealous???)

The 7200.11 failures were a big black eye for Seagate. That may indeed be behind them now, but when any Seagate drive fails, people will bring up the 7200.11 fiasco. The Seagate name got tarnished badly.

I'm not saying that is the reason for the buyout, but it wouldn't surprise me.
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