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Windows 7: Seagate slapped with class action lawsuit over hard drive failure rate

06 Apr 2016   #61
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

CrystalDiskInfo is also useful (go for standard edition - portable). In particular look at reallocated sector counts. I've got a number of Seagates getting quite old now and reallocated sector counts is zero for all of them (touch wood). They are all 1TB.
I buy WDs now but they could also fail at any moment. I still buy only 1 or 2TB HDDs - spreads the risk.


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06 Apr 2016   #62
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Indeed 1tb is plenty big enough
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06 Apr 2016   #63
iSuck

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Laith View Post
Probably because all the software i've installed, even though i've only taken up 331GB, i will try a clean boot later though.
It's not fragmented, is it?
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06 Apr 2016   #64
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
CrystalDiskInfo is also useful (go for standard edition - portable). In particular look at reallocated sector counts. I've got a number of Seagates getting quite old now and reallocated sector counts is zero for all of them (touch wood). They are all 1TB.
I buy WDs now but they could also fail at any moment. I still buy only 1 or 2TB HDDs - spreads the risk.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Indeed 1tb is plenty big enough
There's nothing wrong or unsafe with larger drive sizes as long as you have adequate backups.
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06 Apr 2016   #65
iSuck

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

It's amazing how you can buy a 1 TB HDD for $50 now.
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06 Apr 2016   #66
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iSuck View Post
It's amazing how you can buy a 1 TB HDD for $50 now.
Unless you live in Canada.
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06 Apr 2016   #67
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iSuck View Post
It's amazing how you can buy a 1 TB HDD for $50 now.
It's quite amazing to me since I paid $500 for my first hdd in 1986, a 20MB Seagate ST-225.
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06 Apr 2016   #68
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

My only experience with Seagate is a 500 GB barracuda. It actually runs quieter than my WD's, and so far has been flawless. Maybe it's because I only have Linux on it...
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06 Apr 2016   #69
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

It has never been fragmented, also @mjf,


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07 Apr 2016   #70
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Looks ok. Windows should be automatically defragmenting but you could check.
CrystalDiskMark (same link as CrystalDiskInfo) should give you some speed benchmarks. If the speed looks ok then maybe you are loading a lot of unnecessary software at startup. Look at msconfig.exe -> startup.
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