Originally Posted by FreedomEclipse
You have now - but not directly.
Nope I bought a 2500k
(Check my specs on the left bro) and, again I admit I am basing the arguement about "the internet says so" I have mentioned that more then once. the Internet gave everyone a voice a platform to vent on (just like you) But there are other people out there who are very technical and good with computers just like us who have blogs or run tech sites that vent also. to simply just bundle everyone in the same basket is just the same as saying there are no women on the interwebs
I take every complaint with a pinch of salt but at the same time I am very mindful and suspicious of that particular brand. Check in some of the seagate/samsung or other HDD based news posts. there are a few people that have posted about their bad experience with seagate, albiet it was probably posted a few months ago but there are a fair few posts on TPU about peoples personal experiences with that particular brand.
as always - no one is forcing anyone to buy anything they dont want to buy and after reading reviews online about whatever product we're after, Its common sense that we choose to go with something that has more good reviews.
to simply just say "because the internet says so" is a little strong. as tech sites (bar tomshardware) do some great reviews. and i buy my hardware based on peoples reviews, but that doesnt mean that i trust any random person that has something bad to say about a peice of hardware.
Wow, that post is all over the place, I don't even think you know what your stance is at this point. Half of your rambling is "people say bad things about seagate, so they must be bad" and the other half is "I don't trust any random person that says something bad" and "I take negative criticism with a grain of salt". I guess what your really mean is "I take negative criticism from random people on the internet with a grain of salt, unless I have an irrational bias against the brand, and then I'll use the negative criticism of random people on the internet as proof of how bad the brand is."
And I'm not saying that people aren't going to post about their problems with Seagate, but you seem to ignore the fact that people are also posting about their problems with WD/Samsung/Hitachi/etc. Just a quick trip over to the storage section of TPU shows the first page has WD Problem, Samsung Problem, Samsung Problem, Samsung Problem. Not a single Seagate issue on the first page, but 1 person with a WD problem and 3 people with Samsung problems with no Seagate issues. The only recent thread about someone having an issue with Seagate is Feaksavior's thread, and he uses exclusively Seagate, so bad luck is bound to hit, and another thread about a 7200.11 dying form July.