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    Wouldn't touch Seagate with a barge pole. Their failure rate is significantly higher than WD's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Wouldn't touch Seagate with a barge pole. Their failure rate is significantly higher than WD's.
    Could you do me favour and point me toward the data for this please? Quite relevant for me at the moment

    Just in my own experience it was the exact opposite. Was constantly replacing WD drives in my server until HP replaced the whole array with Seagate and not had a failure since. But these things depend on model as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    indeed better to have plenty of space, id also would have like to have a "hot spare" even if it wasnt plugged it for the "just in case" moment of a disk dying and there is an issue getting a part or the warranty has expired.

    this is something i am starting to do as getting hold of older disks is a pain
    That's a cold spare - a hot spare is in the drive array formatted and ready to be built onto :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Could you do me favour and point me toward the data for this please? Quite relevant for me at the moment

    Just in my own experience it was the exact opposite. Was constantly replacing WD drives in my server until HP replaced the whole array with Seagate and not had a failure since. But these things depend on model as well.
    Trying to find the report that confirmed my experience of them. I'll see if I can find it.

    EDIT: This is the one - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...elab,2681.html

    Hitachi and WD are at the top of the pile.
    Last edited by localzuk; 17th June 2013 at 01:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Trying to find the report that confirmed my experience of them. I'll see if I can find it.

    EDIT: This is the one - Study: A Look At Hard Drive Reliability In Russia - Practical Relevance

    Hitachi and WD are at the top of the pile.
    Just to be picky, that report is 3years old......

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Just to be picky, that report is 3years old......
    I've not seen any evidence that Seagate has radically changed their quality control practices. Personal experiences of myself and my tech seem to agree with the study.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    That's a cold spare - a hot spare is in the drive array formatted and ready to be built onto :-)
    a spare is good


    over the years i have preferred WD over others.
    the face that alot of OEM's use them must be a sign that they are either reliable enough or they are getting them at a cheap enough price
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    Now the hard decision,

    2x 600Gb Velociraptors mirrored as the boot and VM drive

    or

    2x 250 Gb Samsung 840's mirrord

    Id love the SSDs, I "think" 250Gb would be enough for core OS and 2x VM's ... hmmmmmmm.....

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