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Windows 7: Seagate Completes Acquisition of Samsung's HDD Business

04 Jan 2012   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Oh no...Samsung was the one shining light in a host of bad HDD experiences for me in the last few years....

The exact opposite for me...every Samsung i had had nothing but issues along with short lifespans...
I've got a handful of the Samsun 2TB spinpoint F4's for work and home purposes and none of them have yet to give me an issue.


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04 Jan 2012   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I've used Samsung HDs too with no operational problems, but they usually click on start-up and are noisy. I do hear them run, but not my Seagates nor Toshiba.
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04 Jan 2012   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All drives are different. For example, my Seagates mostly run in an external thermaltake dock..so they are open and exposed. When I hit the power button, they make an audible. Booooooooaaaaaaaa. And then they go silent within 2 seconds. I hardly ever hear them again.

A couple of WD Caviar Blacks are really quiet and others are load. 1 was so loud, I used the WD tool and set the acoustical tuning on and lowered performance of the drive slightly to more or less eliminate the noise from the drive.

Most of my experience with Seagate drives are that they are normally very quiet. At least all of the drives I have owned have been quiet.
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04 Jan 2012   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The motor start torque does make a louder sound than when it is fully spun up. when I say I could hear them, I should say it was an extemly low kind of hummmm. Not distracting at all. My fans are noisier.
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04 Jan 2012   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I've got 3x 1TB Barracuda ST31000528AS (the 7200.12). To me they run quiet and relatively fast. Zero reallocated sectors. Same deal for my Hitachi.
Now I'm tempting fate!!!

I'm careful to monitor cooling but in a decent case behind an intake fan they "keep their cool". Mounted in some of the tiny OEM cases their temperatures can soar and I believe this could push them into early failure regardless of the Brand.
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05 Jan 2012   #16
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

And here I had thought they got out of the quality HDD business
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05 Jan 2012   #17
seekermeister

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

I wouldn't buy another Seagate, even if I knew that the drive that I wanted was of good quality, because their support stinks, and that factor runs the gambit across all of their hard drive models.
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05 Jan 2012   #18
windrider

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have owned Maxtor, Hitachi, Western Digital and Seagate

Now its all Seagate that I have. And for warranty I have never had an issue dealing with them.

In notebooks, and my PS3 I have used the Hitachi and Western Digital with no issues.

So it makes no difference to me.
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05 Jan 2012   #19
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Most of my internals are Seagates and most externals happen to be WD.
Availability and price were my main decision factors. I would like but don't expect good service anymore across the board. Maybe it's the person you get on the day.
PS: one exception is Logitech. I am so far impressed! Pity they don't make HDDs.
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05 Jan 2012   #20
sonshi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Samsung still gets to keep their SSD business right?
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