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Old November 3rd, 2016   #5
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Default Re: New life in old laptop

I've got a bunch of Seagate's running now. 6 of them running my Exchange server, Raid5, and they're now almost 10 years old. I have a few spare in the drive caddies should one pop up with a problem, but haven't had one yet. I've seen drives from Toshiba, Samsung, Seagate and WD all fail. It's the luck of the draw. I don't worry too much about it, but if I have a choice, Seagate is my go-to. They've always supported every failure that was in warranty. When you're dealing with multiple (I think we had about 30) servers, each with 8-10 drives, and not one failure in 5 years....yeah, I'll stick with Seagate. That doesn't count all the 5000 workstations on the network (that's a real number, it was just over that), and the one failure wasn't at work - it was at my house.
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