07-11-2011 11:25 AM
i'm sorry not until now i've found i post in the wrong sub-forum.
i admit i am quite annonying with the distributor in hong kong and
how seagate as a listed company treated with their exisiting/potential customers.
once again, sorry for the wrong "bullets" on the wrong sub-forums. i didn't check clearly this sub is for external hd.
i've just google it and found the thread on top of the result.
the hard drives i quote with is a bare hard drive instead of a complete package of external usb/sata hd.
however, i would like to point out, if you think that someone could even break titianum stuff,
i am sorry but i got to let you know this product , the bare 1.5Tb is really horrible.
if you think running with dell PE860/R610/R710 with raid1 & 2000kva smartups rack is also a trouble for the hd i've mention with... i brought these because hitachi had run out of stock in my country and why i didn't brought the SAS becoz i soely use these as cheap raid1 storage only.
yes. i run cheap sata 7x24x350 a year.
yes. i do also run expensive sas/fc on mission critial place where i need.
yes. they all run in the same rack.
these hd's are run inside a rack with the same environment, humidity + temp control however i am getting really headache with these drives.
thank gosh i run them with LSI raid WITH my existing hd as global hotspare.
i do remember i did had a dozen of seagate with UW160 scsi many years which aren't very good too...
so... let me make this clear.
i've posted to the wrong sub-forum. i'm sorry about to all seagate advocates.
i 'm not try just register as a new comer to say something bad about seagate, i am just trying to say:
some batch of production/manufacturing DO have problems, not just segate, it also happen with other stroage companies.
so, guru, now you see, i aren't as clever as you think that i don't even able to different out the external and internal.
btw, we don't run low end WD. our trading computers we run with raptor or SAS.and manner doesn't mean anything with knownledge.
just my 2cents.
07-11-2011 02:57 PM - edited 07-12-2011 11:27 AM
You're entitled to an opinion, but coming in all bullish about knowing more than those that made the dam thing is a recipe for a wrong start don't you think.
Anyway you've answered your own question, 24/7 350 days a year, with desktop drives
Try that in a Nissan dealer and ask why your Micra doesn't perform like a Skyline and why does it break everytime the rev counter hits 6000rpm for more than a minute.
p.s, you see you said Raptor, that's the type of HDD you need if you want it to jump through hoops all day.
07-15-2011 05:30 PM
i had this problem,the drive would click,video would stop and start,i had it standing on top and at the back of my desktop tower,the power supply was right below it,i moved the external usb drive away from my computer and the clicking stopped,but started again now and then,i have it laying flat,so i got some rubber pads that are sticky on one side and stuck them underneath to raise the drive up for more air flow,the clicking has stopped and my videos don't stop and start,my friend had the same problem,he had his next to his laptop,i told him to move it as far away as he could and it fixed his problem too,i hope this helps some people, because it sure was annoying to me and i'm sure it is for you,good luck.
07-18-2011 03:36 AM
In my HONEST opinion, if yo hear the drive clicking, or ANY drive for that matter - I'd as soon as possible get a back up drive for it and assume it is going to die sometime in the near future, you might offset that date, but the time will unforuntatly come, and usually at the worst time possible.
07-18-2011 09:11 AM
Bad power supply does cause issues, not the psu, but the juice that runs around the board to supply the ports, anyway you are also 100% correct so I gave you a big fat wet juicy Kudos
12-11-2012 07:54 PM
J-Rod the information you gave is disappointing even more so since I just experienced "the click of death" on my less than one year old 1.5T Seagate external hard drive. I am crushed since I am active in photography and thought it was my answer to store all of my picture on it. I had downloaded years of pics from my computer my grandchild's, family, work, team sports, friends, family portraits, classes etc, etc. I can live with the loss of the Seagate going bad but the loosing the my pics is a little hard to deal with.
What really upsets me is if seagate knows this has been an issue and does not address it or fix it, but that is only half of the frustration. I did look on line at what Seagate gave for options but really their option was to send it to them and starting cost is $500+ dollars just to sniff at it. Unfortunately, if I knew I could get the pictures back then I would probably pay the money but not just to have them sniff at it and say sorry can't do anything.....cha-ching $500 dollar bill for their faulty product.
Have you found any other options because I have had the company I purchased it from and their Geek Squad looked at it but were really no help and basically said yep there is a problem...Oh that is to bad. I also had my IT department at work look at it but they also had no luck.
12-12-2012 04:13 AM
Have a look through these mate, there is a method to stop them clicking but I don't know if it's a story or not, it involves tightening the alloy cover torx screws to a certain torx, normally the recommended ones by the maker, it may help you it may not but here's some ideas before you write it off