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New Seagate Video 2.5 HDD Delivers Industry Leading Reliability and Energy Efficiency

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Seagate Technology today announced the Seagate Video 2.5 HDD, a 2.5-inch drive specifically engineered for use in 24/7 video applications like digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), and surveillance applications.

The Video 2.5 HDD delivers superior performance and operation in three key areas of importance to manufacturers — high reliability, acoustics, and energy efficiency. Featuring best in class reliability, the drive has an annual failure rate of approximately 0.55, based on current configurations, enabling it to keep product in the field longer while reducing the cost of field deployment and maintaining customer retention. It also boasts 24/7 operation capabilities in extended temperature ranges and enhanced acoustics for near silent operation — features crucial for consumer electronics and video applications.

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Annual failure rate of 0.55 means approx 55% failure rate in a year? Under what conditions?
 
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Annual failure rate of 0.55 means approx 55% failure rate in a year? Under what conditions?
Under these conditions:



Though they obviously meant 0.55%.
 
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Both Seagate hard drives I have had died from the clicking death.

All 7 Western Digital hard drives I have, still work.

By no means am I saying Seagate is a bad brand, But my experience with them has done nothing but make me not ever want to use one to store important data ever again.
 

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Both Seagate hard drives I have had died from the clicking death.

All 7 Western Digital hard drives I have, still work.

By no means am I saying Seagate is a bad brand, But my experience with them has done nothing but make me not ever want to use one to store important data ever again.
That's nice, I've got 11 Seagates, all over 2 years old and they all run fine. I've had two WD Blue drives die within 6 months of being bought just this year, and one of the returned drives from WD was DOA.

But no one cares about anecdotal evidence.
 
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That's nice, I've got 11 Seagates, all over 2 years old and they all run fine. I've had two WD Blue drives die within 6 months of being bought just this year, and one of the returned drives from WD was DOA.

But no one cares about anecdotal evidence.
Long story short... always make backups (╯°v°)╯︵ ┻━┻
 

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