Originally Posted by Kelson
I don't know what you mean by that. I have Seagate 2TB drives all over the place -- they are my staple drive. I've found them to be reliable and trouble free. Perhaps because when I buy a drive I don't buy the cheapest possible and when I see "green" on the label I look the other way.
I own a computer service business, and had a rash of bad Seagates that was intolerable.
That left a well deserved bad taste in my mouth, so I went back to Western Digitals.
The WD 640 Black are gems, the 2TB Green are dogs. They have a huge failure rate under two years in my client sites, and my own.
The 2TB Caviar Black are nearly 2x the price... not worth it.
A five year warranty on the Black isn't worth the high price.
When you use the warranty, you get a refurbished replacement with a 90 day warranty.
If the original drive fails 1 year into the warranty, your five year warranty is now 1 year and 3 months.
The only saving grace is the WD warranty program (cross ship) is SO far ahead of the pitiful and time-consuming Seagate process.
As a servicer, I found the Seagate policy to be appalling, and I won't go back.
I will pick up one of the current WD Live boxes.
I don't need MKV, DTS-HD or BD-Lite.