Beware of 3 TB hard drive failures

Do you have a 3 TB hard disk in your PC or Mac?

Backblaze have a good write-up about it: Over 90% of their 3 TB hard disks from 2012 have failed by now.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/3tb-hard-drive-failure/

Don’t know about other manufacturers, but Apple has a replacement program:

https://www.apple.com/support/imac-harddrive-3tb/

I didn’t even realize they had 3TB drives out in 2012…

I lost 2 of these I put on my Airport for time machine backups of the house macs. Upgraded to 4 gig models. But that certainly explains it. I was really pissed at the time because in all of history I’ve lost only 3 or 4 other drives to actual physical failures, and 1 or 2 of those were SCSI drives it was so long ago.

case: The vicissitudes of the bleeding edge world…
point in case: [quote]Over 90% of their 3 TB hard disks from 2012 have failed by now[/quote]

I’m not surprised, they’re Samsung disks (Samsung owns Seagate). Someone did a chart how the quality of Seagate drives dropped in the months/years that followed the acquisition.

My experience with Samsung made disks, shortly after warranty expires so do they. Bit like the old IBM deathstars.

[quote=217548:@Sam Rowlands]I’m not surprised, they’re Samsung disks (Samsung owns Seagate).

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It is the other way round. I remembered reading the news a few years ago that Seagate bought Samsung HDD business).

Some articles here:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/19/samsung-sells-hdd-division-to-seagate-for-1-375-billion/

http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/20/2648216/seagate-samsung-hdd-deal-complete

Since the term of the deal states that Samsung HDDs will retain their name on the HDDs for 1 year, those HDDs that were bought in 2011, and even 2012, were real Seagate HDDs of their own name. They could not have been Samsung’s.

Not that I like Samsung, I have bad experiences with their products too.