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Month: September 2020

[trinity-users] Re: data recovery - recommendations & strategies

From: William Morder via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:25:09 -0700

On Thursday 10 September 2020 13:06:57 Mike Bird via tde-users wrote:
> On Thu September 10 2020 11:19:35 William Morder via tde-users wrote:
> > I always knew that, if Seagate somehow stays in business, then they must
> > have some customers somewhere. You must be the one.
> Seagate shipments for 2019 were just ahead of Western Digital shipments
> with Toshiba trailing well behind.
> Over the years it goes in cycles.  Manufacturers cut corners until they
> get a crap reputation and then they have to invest to build their
> reputation back.
> We've got Seagates, Western Digitals, and even some Maxtors.  Some
> of them must be twenty years old.  If you protect them from heat
> and physical shock and power surge the MTBF can be over a century.
> --Mike

Yeah, like I said, some of these are 20 years old, and still going. For me, at 
least, WD have always been reliable, never failed; I have had a few Seagates 
fail on me (2 or 3?) over the years, a Maxtor (still sitting here), but never 
Western Digital. 

Besides my own experience, too, among geeks whom I know personally, whose 
advice has always been sound: they all swear by WD. But if Kate or others 
have good experiences with Seagate, I'll keep it in mind. 

Like you say, things change. Whatever the business, they will eventually try 
to cut corners in order to maximize profits, because raising prices is 
usually a bad move. 

With these new SSD drives, though, I am in uncharted territory. I passed on a 
much cheaper Samsung, but eventually got a WD 1 TB SSD, which so far (fingers 
crossed) has performed like a champion. 

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