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Cave Man
Nov 19, 2008, 09:35 PM
Well, major bummer. One of my 1.5 TB Seagate drives just failed. Under 1 month, so it's back for a replacement.

Have I ever mentioned how important backups are? ;)



spacepower7
Nov 19, 2008, 11:08 PM
I've been kinda suspicious of these drives since reading about some firmware/streaming/Journaling problems. Also reading about a couple of failures, and that's alot of data to lose if someone doesn't have backups.

Glad you did.

Also, seeing them on sale today on the web for $136 with free shipping makes me think many retailers are trying to get rid of current inventory, and waiting for new drives with updated firmware.

Big-TDI-Guy
Nov 19, 2008, 11:12 PM
I almost got a 1.5TB Segate drive for my iMac 2 months ago, then I thought about exactly what happened to you, so I got the 1TB drive - figured that one had the "bugs" worked out.

Glad I did that now. Even if it is almost full just 2 months later. ;)

cuestakid
Nov 20, 2008, 06:05 PM
you guys are not alone-in fact drobo and OWC have basically told their customers not to use the drives in their enclosures as they are causing issues.

Cave Man
Nov 20, 2008, 06:16 PM
That's a different problem. That issue has to deal with how external enclosures interact with the drive and OS X. My issue is that the drive simply failed. First Seagate drive I've owned that's died. I'm just glad I have everything backed up.

pilotError
Nov 20, 2008, 06:37 PM
Well, major bummer. One of my 1.5 TB Seagate drives just failed. Under 1 month, so it's back for a replacement.

Have I ever mentioned how important backups are? ;)

Seagates been having serious issues with their drives lately. I just built a system with a 1TB drive and it crapped out in less than 5 days (PC couldn't see it all). They replaced it with a refurbished drive because it didn't die until 31 days after I bought it from newegg.

The replacement drive keeps killing my Master Boot Partition. I finally have it sort of stable but I'll give it time.

Do a search for the 1.5T drives and you'll see the issue is pretty widespread.

Seagate used to be the premium drive company, but after seeing all the issues, I'm going to start looking elsewhere. Western Digital used to be the cheap versions, I'm starting to think WD is actually producing better stuff.

iParis
Nov 20, 2008, 06:41 PM
That's a bummer.
Well now I guess I know the answer to my question.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=598559

senorfrog97
Nov 20, 2008, 10:13 PM
Yep. Stay away from those drives - they're bad news. I almost jumped on a couple when I saw them going for a GREAT price - well guess I know why the price was so great...

iParis
Nov 21, 2008, 07:51 AM
Seagates been having serious issues with their drives lately. I just built a system with a 1TB drive and it crapped out in less than 5 days (PC couldn't see it all). They replaced it with a refurbished drive because it didn't die until 31 days after I bought it from newegg.

The replacement drive keeps killing my Master Boot Partition. I finally have it sort of stable but I'll give it time.

Do a search for the 1.5T drives and you'll see the issue is pretty widespread.

Seagate used to be the premium drive company, but after seeing all the issues, I'm going to start looking elsewhere. Western Digital used to be the cheap versions, I'm starting to think WD is actually producing better stuff.

I have been using a 160GB WD Passport External HD.
It is amazing and works wonders; never had a problem with it.
Now I think I'm going to get a 1TB WD Desktop External HD since I ran out of space.

bilbo--baggins
Nov 30, 2008, 05:39 AM
Seagate's support is terrible too. I've had 2 or 3 messages from their support saying they'll get the firmware to me quickly, and still I've received nothing. They even had the stupidity of upgrading their ticketing system during the fiasco - so they deleted everyone's support requests and account details. Even contacting them several times since then has failed to get me the new firmware.

Mine is being collected by courier, the online shop I bought it from is giving me a full refund.

I won't be buying seagate products again.

cube
Nov 30, 2008, 06:08 AM
I wanted to get one of these drives and, after learning about the issues, had to content myself with buying a 1TB disk again, which is not ideal.

t0mat0
Nov 30, 2008, 06:18 AM
Always get a backup. Even if it's costly.
The pain of learning the hard way is not worth it! Especially as the 1TB hard drives are coming down in price now. Have had Seagate drives go down, and Maxtor, WD and Lacie external drives all fail in the past. For Macs, the use of a Time Capsule with an external drive or an internal one in a caddy bolted on is v. worthwhile. Usually, for that amount of data, it's taken a long time to curate/create