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  1. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    My seagate drives seemed to die yesterday during cdawall's and my bench session.

    i smelled something burning and i assume it was my hdd's bc nothing else was effected.
    The drives just do not spin.

    one is a 750gb 7200.11
    and the other is a 500gb 7200.12

    I got online and the 500gb registers and lets me make an rma, the 750 does not.

    I got online with there chat and they said it was an oem drive as in it came from a machine. i dont know wth they are talking about but what do i do?
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    Send the 750GB in the same box for RMA and see if they send you a new 750GB as well.

    And don't buy Seagate again. I'm sticking to WD.
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    i like seagate though :( this is the first time I have ever had a problem.

    do you really suggest that?
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    Well if the drive's toast, I'd throw it in the same box and see what they do.

    And with Seagate's whole firmware fiasco, I will never buy a Seagate drive again. I had a 7200.11 750GB as well, and it worked fine for me, but it was way hotter than it should have been, and then their new drives had the firmware issue.
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    :( i wont buy wd. not happening. 3 drives died in 6 months
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    Then maybe Samsung F1's?

    And keep in mind, you just had 2 Seagates die in 6 seconds :banghead:
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    Maybe a power surge knocked out the drives. Just saying. No way TWO drives could die that closely without some other factor.

    But yea i would try sticking them in the same box.
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    lol, the only 2 out of like 10 i have

    will they just ship the 750 back?
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    If both drives died at the same time, and they smelled burnt, then it isn't the drive's or Seagate's fault. So all the trolls can leave now.

    As for the RMA, where did the 750GB drive come from?

    And I wish people would get over the damn firmware shit, all three of my 1.5TB drives were affected, and I'm not sore about it at all. Flashed with the new BIOS and am a happy camper. The majority of the problems were the user's fault, not Seagate.
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    And where did he get it?
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    I dont know. :/

    if im screwed, just say it.

    Now, i do have a 750 that i bought off egg for my server?
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    If it came in a Pre-Built computer, then you are screwed. Unfortunately, the OEM that sold the machine is responsible for supporting the drive. They are really good about tracking what serial numbers go where, and which ones are put in OEM machines specifically.

    However, you can possible argue with Seagate, and try to use the invoice from newegg claiming you bought the drive outright from there.
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    I have had 1 Seagate die on me....
    It was a Maxtor DiamondMax 160GB 8MB Cache SATAII. I still have not RMA'd it even though the Warranty is about to run dry... :ohwell:
    Expiration 29-Nov-2010
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    Huh? You said you had 1 Seagate die, then you said it was a Maxtor.
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    hmm, okay. well i'll try and use that to my advantage.
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    Yep.
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    Ok, I'm still unclear as to what you meant. Is it a Seagate or Maxtor?
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    Seagate owns Maxtor
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    Ah. I did not know that, thanks.
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    submitted a request to RMA the drive.

    Also sent a SS of the receipt off newegg showing i bought a 750 :)
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    of the hundreds of Hdds I used I only had 1 fail (not good to mix up the 5 and 12V wire)

    Make sure any Hdd has a fan cooling them
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    My case acts as one giant heatsink. The HDD cage is also designed for the same thing.
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    True but without a fan the case won't keep the HDD below its preffered operating temperature. I believe thats how my two F1's died.
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    crud, the newegg drive is a 330 the dead drive is 630.
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