[Ubuntu-US-CA] Failing/failed hard disk advice

Luis R. Caballero luis.r.caballero at cox.net
Thu Jun 19 00:17:26 UTC 2014


I have been using a Seagate HDD for the past 6 years and it stills runs flawlessly, I am only using it as an external HDD, bought an enclosure for it for $20 at my local computer shop and I am very pleased with Seagate, I also upgraded my every day laptop's HDD also Seagate 320 to 500 GB and also very pleased. Seagate is been very nice to me.

Luis R. Caballero

On Jun 18, 2014 12:35 PM, "Alex @ Call the Ninja" <alex at calltheninja.com> wrote:
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> Alex Bryan / Senior Technician
> 310-951-9290/ calltheninja at gmail.com
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> Call The Ninja 
> 879 W 190th St FL 4, Torrance, CA 90248
> 5870 W Jefferson Blvd‎ Suite E, Los Angeles, CA 90016
> http://calltheninja.com
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> We do see much higher "unexpected" failure rates of Seagates in our shop -- most WD drives we get are very old and were known to be on their last legs. Backblaze did an analysis of their drives recently (as they use consumer-level drives) and found Seagate to be much more reliable than any other brand with Hitachi taking the lead. There was also a similar analysis done by a russian data recovery company that found the same results regarding Seagate. One of the issues for consumers is that Seagate will release multiple models with the same model number making QA very difficult for consumers.
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> Alex Bryan / Senior Technician
> 310-951-9290/ calltheninja at gmail.com
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> Call The Ninja 
> 879 W 190th St FL 4, Torrance, CA 90248
> 5870 W Jefferson Blvd‎ Suite E, Los Angeles, CA 90016
> http://calltheninja.com
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> On 06/18/2014 12:30 PM, Scott DuBois wrote:
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>> On 06/17/2014 12:00 AM, Grant Bowman wrote:
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>>> My new friend who is trying Ubuntu with a disk from Lyz (thanks Lyz)
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>>> just sent me an email. An external hard drive Seagate (1TB, model #:
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>>> srd0sp0, newegg carries them for $79) with USB interface is not mounting
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>>> automatically. When plugged into the MacBook Pro computer a slight
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>>> clicking sound is heard, then it gets quiet and the light starts blinking.
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>>> I don't know how much travel this drive has done. Some person on the
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>>> internet took theirs apart:
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>>> http://stx.lithium.com/t5/Backup-Plus-and-Seagate-Slim/Backup-Plus-Blinking-Light/td-p/176962 
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>>> We will try rebooting and mounting on other computers and try to see the
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>>> partitions and filesystems tomorrow. Perhaps the moral of the story is
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>>> to buy Western Digital or another manufacturer? Other thoughts?
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>>> Thanks for ignoring this post or redirecting me to a more appropriate
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>>> place if you think it's off-topic.
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>>> Grant
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>> I've been reading some good things about the product below lately as
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>> I've found interest in listening to the Security Now! podcast. Since
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>> 1999 I've always heard from others to "only" use WD drives and avoid
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>> Seagate. While I have always followed this advice I can hostly say I
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>> have NEVER had a drive crash internally or externally.
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>> I've also been told to avoid PNY RAM for what it's worth. : )
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>> https://www.grc.com/default.htm
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