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Can Seagate's Barracuda be trusted for data now a days?

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Personally I haven't touched Seagate disks for my personal data since all their issues with their Barracuda 7200.8 hdd's back in the days but now I am in a need of a cheap and reliable 7200rpm HDD with at least 64MB of cache since my WD Enterprise 1TB may be dying slowly it got a causion warranty in CrystalDiskInfo and warranty expired 25th of September 2019 this is just ironic :laugh:

So I need a cheap and reliable hdd where I can offload the data so I am wondering what you people think about the Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 it's like £32,91 shipped to me.

I don't need more then 1TB for this data and I don't want to waste like £98 on a Samsung 860 QVO 1TB for this data.
 
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Toshiba is also a third option to consider as well if you would rather skip Seagate.


 
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They had one batch of 2 Tb drives and 1 Tb about 8 years ago that were bad. The issue was fixed, they are no worse than any other drive. Just like all drives, if its important Back it up

I build a server using refurbished Seagate Constellation 6 x 3 Tb drives about 4 years ago for a friend and its still going
You might look for a deal on those. But drives are dirt cheap now

Another thing, never swear off a company because of a one bad experience. They all have them. If this were true i would never buy EVGA again. I've sent more EVGA parts back than anyone I know. And they make some of the best GPUs now
 
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I've had 0 problems with the 2TB barracuda that has been in my rig for 3 years now. Back things up and it doesn't matter what brand the drive is, as they all fail eventually.
 
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Another thing, never swear off a company because of a one bad experience.
I don't know about that, some people banned buying anything Samsung after 840 EVO fiasco.
 
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I don't know about that, some people banned buying anything Samsung after 840 EVO fiasco.
That a firmware update fixed? I don't know who these some people are

I get it. People do this, I'm just saying its not a good idea

Seagate drives are as good as any other. When they have issues, it gets fixed and there support is great. Back your stuff up
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I've had one Seagate drive go bad, and it was a 5400rpm laptop drive that was on its second lease on life in a desktop. The only reason I preferred WD was for their streamlined and straightforward product stack, whereas literally everything Seagate is called Barracuda. OEM, retail, 5400rpm, 7200 rpm, got confusing after a while.

Blind brand loyalty (or aversion) is really almost never a good idea. Look how far it got the people who swore off Samsung after the 840EVO, missing out on one of the best SATA drives to this day (850EVO) and the fastest NVMes on the market. Only way is to find out for yourself by buying a Barracuda and seeing if it fits your needs.

Dare I say 7200rpm Barracudas have almost always been a little bit faster than WD Blues for me in the past.
 
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I get it. People do this, I'm just saying its not a good idea
Didn't stop me from buying a 970 EVO or a Samsung monitor, and a Note 9. Also had the 250 GB 850 EVO that I passed on to my brother.
 
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Yes, Seagate hard drives are fine.
 
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In a word: yes. If you're concerned about failure, RAID, and that applies to SSD and HDD alike.

That said, 1-4 TB drives have higher failure rates than drives sized above and below that.

Edit: Hmm...I'd do some digging to find a 1 platter version of like a 6 TB drive. You get the better stability of the newer tech and you get better performance because of higher density.

Barracuda Pro 2 TB (ST2000DM009) is what I'd get in your described circumstance. 7 platters = 14 TB down to 1 platter = 2 TB.
 
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In a word: yes. If you're concerned about failure, RAID, and that applies to SSD and HDD alike.
Nope not really concerned about failure, I usually catch a drive before it fails and I don't know how I do it but I do in my own system :laugh:

I guess I will properly just collect the Toshiba directly after work tomorrow and thanks for the sharing of Seagate drives because a lot of ppl on youtube and so on uses Barracuda's and so on but I am not really sure.

I had one or two P300 at work going bad but that was in a server with a load of read and write in my own system it's just backup of a lot of old things I don't really use every day so it should last.
 
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This is obviously my own personal experience but I have not had a problem with any Seagate Barracuda drives that I've ever purchased (the bulk have been 2TB's). I have read all of the reports about reliability problems and the like but in almost 20 years of building my own PC's and that, I've had nothing but good experiences with their HDD's.
 

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I don't want to buy 2TB I only need 1TB as a direct replacement.

If I didn't care about money I could just spend £98 locally for a Samsung 860 QVO 1TB but I care about my money and I don't want to use £98 for just a storage drive.
 

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I don't want to buy 2TB I only need 1TB as a direct replacement.
It's new versus old. The one I linked 2 TB/platter w/1 platter where the one you linked is 500 GB/platter w/ 2 platters. The reasons for wanting higher density is three fold:
1) faster: the more data moves under the head in a given time frame, the quicker it can do read/write operations.
2) lighter: 1 platter will weigh less than two platters.
3) reliability: there was something seriously wrong with the ~500 GB/platter models with an observed failure rate in the neighborhood of four times more frequent. Granted, that's going from 1% to 4% but still, more is bad.

The fact it has twice the capacity is the result of technology moving on (1TB drives debuted what, a decade ago?). 1 TB models have been discontinued unless they're in 2.5" form factor.

In your shoes, knowing the cost difference is so huge, I would take my chances on the riskier drive too especially when the drive you have now hasn't completely failed. That drive can still serve as a backup in case the new drive does fail.
 
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I bought a Seagate 2 TB (ST2000DM008) about 2 and 1/2 months ago and it performs very well so far.
It is almost twice as fast as my WD 1 TB Black and my WD 500 GB Blue HDDs.
 
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Had 1 seagate die on me after dropping it. Still have 3 with no problems.WD makes good hds
 
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Toshiba is also a third option to consider as well if you would rather skip Seagate.


that x300 is loud as hell
my p300 is too.and it's hot.not to mention spin up time takes bood 4-5 seconds while my seagate reacts almost instantly.
 
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that x300 is loud as hell
my p300 is too.and it's hot.not to mention spin up time takes bood 4-5 seconds while my seagate reacts almost instantly.
I wasn't suggesting the OP get that exact model other than Toshiba HDD might be worth looking at. I have a 5900RPM 3 TB in a external enclosure that hasn't caused any trouble for me.
 

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Video Card(s) 2x PNY GTX1070 :: none
Storage Plextor M5s 128GB, WDC Black 500GB :: Mushkin Enhanced 60GB SSD, WD RE3 1TB
Display(s) Acer P216HL HDMI :: None
Case Antec SOHO 1030B :: Old White Full Tower
Audio Device(s) Onboard - iLive IT153B Soundbar (optical) :: None
Power Supply EVGA 500w 80 Plus :: Wounded Corsair CX600
Software Windows 10 Pro - Plex Server on Dragonfly
Benchmark Scores >9000
Seagate can be trusted just about as much as any other major drive manufacturer, I reckon. That said, if you have important data, don't ever just buy <insert drive here> because it statistically has the lowest failure rates and call it a day. Use a backup. A RAID array can save you most of the time, but not if your computer explodes or burns down with the house. That's why they say RAID is NOT a backup! In my opinion, saying RAID is not a backup is going a bit far, but the point is valid. Especially important data should be backed up beyond a RAID array, just in case Zeus targets your computer with a rather hefty lightning bolt.
 
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