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Re: BAD-DOA-Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB $89 newegg

Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:55 pm

The equivalent Constellation drive is $329

Comparing a two year warranty drive with a lack of enterprise features like TLER to a five year warranty drive with enterprise features isn't a comparison.

WD does not have a 3TB Blue model yet. Given the damage they suffered in the flood they apparently lack the capacity.
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Re: Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB $89 newegg

Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:18 pm

Okay, so you don't want to compare the only Western Digital drive that matches the basic specifications of the Seagate ST3000DM001 in this deal because it's targeted at a different market.

Has any Western Digital 7200 rpm SATA3 hard-drive with 64MB of cache ever been available for less than $30/TB, delivered?
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Re: Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB $89 newegg

Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:31 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Okay, so you don't want to compare the only Western Digital drive that matches the basic specifications of the Seagate ST3000DM001 in this deal because it's targeted at a different market.

Has any Western Digital 7200 rpm SATA3 hard-drive with 64MB of cache ever been available for less than $30/TB, delivered?


No, but I won't touch Seagates. Too many issues with 'cuda firmware. Too many DOAs in my experience. Too many dead drives over 15 years of being employed as a tech.
Right now I'm staring at a less than 1 year old 2TB Barracuda LP that lived a gentle life clicking, and clicking, and clicking. Good thing I have backups.

My RAID 5 of WD Greens however - still rocking along like a champ after almost 2 years, zero TLER-related dropoffs, zero problems. I paid less than $80/ea for these drives before the floods. I also widely spec these drives in NAS, though I'm starting to rec the Reds.

To me, paying more for a drive is worth it for it to be not a Seagate. My dad worked for Seagate (as the senior line engineer for the Anaheim fab) in the late 90's and he feels the same way about them now.
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Re: BAD-DOA-Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB $89 newegg

Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:51 pm

I don't even think before the flood. Albeit I never paid much attention to the blue line.

I wouldn't get too proud of the situation. If WD fails to start recovering capacity from the flood and compete against Seagate the market will stop being a duopoly and instead end up a monopoly.
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Re: Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB $89 newegg

Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:13 pm

If I could buy a Western Digital 7200 rpm (Caviar Black, Caviar Blue or RE) hard-drive for only 33% more than the 3 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14, I'd definitely do it. Can I buy one for under $40/TB? No, the 2 TB Western Digital models are $90/TB and the 3 and 4 TB models are over $100/TB. :(
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Re: BAD-DOA-Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB $89 newegg

Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:50 pm

I got my two replacement RMA drives from Newegg
and both work perfectly!

YEA!
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