Originally Posted by RCoon
So my question is, are some people just super unlucky, or are Seagate drives really that unreliable? I've had my two drives for 2 years now, is it time to backup and replace?
All mechanical hardware will eventually fail. The brand doesn't matter. You should always keep backups of important data.
Seagate is as reliable as every other hard drive manufacturer.
There's a reason why products are warranteed for at least a year and that is to compenstate for infant mortalities (products that have a manufacturing defect not caught during quality control). Because nature is chaotic, no two objects are exactly alike. Warrantees compensate for that.