Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB

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eim23x

I on the move already of Seagate 1TB Drive models SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS and SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS. I went ahead and order from zipzoomfly the WESTERN DIGITAL WD1001FALS Caviar Black and the drive shipped plug it into my box and drive shows up i ran WD tests Quick and it failed from now on i will stick with Seagate. WDC dont make the drive like they used too.

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AndyYankee17

so 375 GB the max size per platter now? I wonder if they're ever going to make a double width drive that has like 8 platters.

 

or maybe just bring back 5.25 inch HDDs

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TheMurph

Nah, we're already up to 500GB per platter, as seen on the 2TB drive announcements as of late.

And Samsung already has a 3-platter 1.5TB drive ready... even though it spins at 5,400 RPM.

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AndyYankee17

so basically drives larger than 320-500 GB are essentially platters in RAID 0 in one HDD?

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Keith E. Whisman

No.. Hard drives are made up of platters with servo arms and read/write heads on the ends of those arms. If the hdd's platters each have a capacity of 500gb and the drive has 4 platters then that drive have 2Tb of storage. The platters are all stacked on top of each other and bolted together so they spin together. The controller card on the HDD controlls that servo arm tells your OS that you have one huge HDD. It gets complicated when it comes to where data gets stored on these platters.It's not like a raid though.

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AndyYankee17

 I didn't mean something like RAID more like JBOD either way I take it maximum density has pretty much been reached and the best they can do know is throw more platters in?

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jcollins

I believe 500GB is the max per platter for the 2TB drives.  I doubt they'll make more platter drives because as the platters go up, the cost goes up and the reliability goes down.

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Keith E. Whisman

Some great deal huh? That WD 2TB drive is $299 bucks on NewEgg.com I just purchased my 1.5TB for $129 at Fry's in the Retail box. More than twice the cost for an extra 500Gb. For less than the $300dollars I can buy Two 1.5TB Seagate drives. That's an extra TB for less than the cost of a WD 2tb drive. And my Seagate has a 5year warrenty.

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Balgaroo

 

This is a review that was originally in the magazine.  Of course they will not put the reviews online at the same time they are in the mag, they want to sell the mag.  It would kind of defeat the purpose of buying the mag if MaxPC did that.  

Still good review and anyone that knows better, well you know better along with the majority of the people that use this site and read the mag.  

Maybe they should start posting a date of when the article was written when it gets online.

 

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Keith E. Whisman

This is the article from the magazine. Good grief I think it was the February issue that came out last month.

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Postoloff

Fus... Yes this drive has been out a couple months.  It had firmware issues, and recently again more firmware issues.  The recent attack of firmware issues affected all the 7200.11 series (including the E2.S, and I believe Maxtor drives as well), EXCEPT the 250 gig drive.

WD did release a 2tb recently, and I read Seagate was working on one.

Keith... Seagate actually reduced their warrenty from five years to three.  They DO stand behind their product 100% though.

He says they are $180 on newegg, and I would be suprised if they were still that high.  I'm leaning toward the fact they are more like $130 just like Tiger. 

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Keith E. Whisman

The OEM version has a reduced 3year warrenty. The retail box comes with a sweet 5year warrenty. I'll be happy to send you a copy of my warrenty page...

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FusilliJerry82

Hasn't this drive been out for several months?  And plagued with firmware issues?

 Largest drive?  Didn't Western Digital recently release a 2TB drive?

 Seriously, I had to check the date of the article in case I accidentally jumped back some months.

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jwoelich

The entire 7200.11 line has been plagued with firmware issues.  

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Keith E. Whisman

I picked one of these boys up in Retail box form for a cool $129 dollars at my local Fry's Electronics store last week. It's freaking wicked and well deserving of that kick ass award. It's also loud and there is an option in Device Manager to turn on an Accustic throttling feature. I figure that any type of throttling will slow down the performance. So I put up with that not so noisy hdd. It's noisy but not so that you would really care after a few minutes.

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dollar99

I've been keeping my eye on this awesome drive by checking out tech shopping sites for pricing and reviews. I'm shocked to see on one site out of about 500 reviews 24% call this drive a bad egg. I'm going to pass for now and keep storing my riduculous amount of data across several more reliable drives.

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Keith E. Whisman

It's got a 5year warrenty. Seagate is definately banking on this driving being extremely reliable.

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mlee19

where the fuck have you been MPC online writer?! WD has already released their 2TB drive!! It is on newegg for christ sake! 1.5 TB the largest capacity my ass! Besides, why the hell would anyone want a seagate right now? they are all shit canned anyways from bad firmware. I returned my seagate 1TB because of it! Thank god I got my stuff off of there before is could brick on me. The first time it powered up, already had clicks of death! They lost me forever. Im sticken with WD.

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knexkid

This article was written in the Magazine, so it is already a couple months old. At the time, it was the biggest HDD, and it is still the cheapest per gigabyte. I got mine on Black Friday for $120!!!  Screamin deal and I have not had any issues with firmware because Seagate updated it. I don't have an "infected model" but if you do you can download a firmware update that fixes it.

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