- Oct 27, 2017
Same exact thing happened to mine. Just suddenly stopped working about 9 months in. I went to a true SSD and haven't looked back.
No, man. When you send the files to cloud, they make a super-safe backup to FBI/CIA/Homeland Security severs. You can just ask them to send you the copy.
Years ago that was the case but testing recently showed that there's only like 0.1 to 0.3% difference between most manufactures. They're basically all the same but when you sell millions of drives there could always be a bad batch or model. Every drive will fail eventually. Backblaze does some really through testing of thousands of drives and puts out reports each year of exactly which brand and models are more likely to fail.
Lol this isn't true at all
Did not know this. Thanks for the info. I'll need to buy a modern USB stick at some point..
I have no idea what the problem was, but the drive itself wasn't even recognized when connected to a PC, just the enclosure.
Just a friendly head's up, SSDs can fail too, backup anything you care about.
The data in this article is very likely skewed against Seagate simply because it's an account of one datacenter's spread of drive failures and doesn't take into account how many drives of each brand they have in that datacenter. Seagate is used as the OEM drive vendor for pretty much all Dell PowerEdge servers and many HP Enterprise products. Without knowing the ratio of machines equipped with Seagate vs machines equipped with drives from other mfrs, it's hard to trust this data source as a true representation of Seagate's product.Why are people still buying Seagate products? Their hard drives have always had relatively high failure rates in comparison to other brands, so you're really shooting dice with their discs. HGST drive failures are nearly unheard of in comparison, and tend to perform better as well.
Don't buy Seagate drives, ever. If shopping for HDD's, go Western Digital or HGST, (which incidentally I believe is owned by Western Digital now), and for SSD's go Samsung or Sandisk.
They have had a couple of specific models known for bad reliability, and Backblaze's stats are skewed by the drives they bought up due to the Thailand floods, but generally they are not significantly worse than other manufacturers.
I would always recommend doing multiple full surface write+read tests with any new drives before putting data on them to weed out the ones that are going to fail prematurely. I've had good success with that so far.18 months is a bit quick though. Three+ years, sure, but at 18 months in a device that probably hasn't been moved once that's quick. Especially since it has a 5 year warranty. Seagate didn't plunk that long of a warranty on it expecting to have to replace them so soon.
You can just external USB the 2TB HDD. That’s what I do, 750GB SSD and 4TB external USB. Transfer new games to SSD and move them to HDD when I no longer play them.i actually have been planning to switch back to a SSD when i get my SpiderPro next month, it will have to be a 1TB SSD though so going from 2TB HDD to 1TB SSD is gonna suck storage wise but im more confident in my samsung ssds than im in all my HDD purchases lol
the thought crossed my mind but right now i dont have any more space where i got my normal pro hooked, i guess it is still a good option if i get around reorganizing everything
Interesting, I too heard a clicking sound shortly before it failed. I had no idea that was the hdd. Too bad, maybe I would have had enough time to back up all personal data if I had known.
I have the Pro, and yes both of them are great. Still very near top of class stuff. I just wish I had 2 TB.