Originally Posted by scazbala86
"Seagate has no SSD..."
Seagate actually does have a line of SSDs. They are primarily targeted at the enterprise sector, but I'm sure its only a matter of time before they begin targeting the consumer sector. This "merger" might just be the start of that. I have used seagate drives for almost 10 years, and have never had one failure. The method of shipping and handling, along with the temperature the drive is operated at have more to do with the chances of failure than anything in most cases.
You know what? I will stay away from Seagate refurbs from now on. I had two 500GB Seagate refurbs I spanned together, and I crossed my fingers. But, because they were refurbs I named the drives the Titanic on my PC because I knew they'd sink eventually. Scoot to a month after the warranty ran out, BOOM one of them starts dying.
So I copypasta'd as much as I could to another drive (another Seagate 1.5TB I got for a badass deal
) before unspanning them and naming the leftover drive Survivor. The 1.5TB newer Seagate is still running strong but I named it Yamato because that was a Japanese warship that was supposed to be badass and was sunk eventually. My new 2TB Samsung drive I bought this weekend has subsequently been named Nimitz, for the Nimitz class supercarriers.
Long story short: I will not rely on my Seagate drives for anything major.