Interesting report about hard drive reliability

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  1. theSeb macrumors 604

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    This topic comes up often with lots of anecdotal evidence from posters. Here is an interesting read


    Full article
    http://arstechnica.com/information-...ty-to-the-test-shows-not-all-disks-are-equal/

    I wonder how WD's purchase of HGST will impact the reliability

     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Thanks for the post. Interesting read.

    Here is the source if anybody wants to look it over.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Very interesting read, and thank you for posting it OP.

    As one who has indeed experienced HDD 'issues' in the past, I like to keep an eye out information on such matters.
     
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    I've been allergic to Seagate since late 1990-s, when they were massively used in Gateway 2000 computers. Good to know, some things don't change ;)
    I bet the HGST fares so well in quality department because it is the former IBM Storage division.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    Actually HGST made their own drives before they bought the IBM storage division. And don't you remember the IBM DeskStar drives that were failing like crazy?
     
  6. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Don't remember them, but I remember we had some strange SCSI drives in AS/400 whose heads glued to platters.
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    The technical term for sticking to platters that was used is "stiction". This happened to at least a couple of brands of disks.
     
  8. spaz8 macrumors 6502

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    I never owned one, but I remember the "deathstar" term.

    I have used WD pretty exclusively the last several years.
     

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