I woke up to find that overnight, on a pc that was unplugged, that my brand new (only 4 months old) SeaGate 80GB HD... died...
I started up the machine, and it had "Disk Error" (this is a pc). I restarted it, it came up to the Windows desktop, then the screen went blank. I hit the reset button, and i am back to the "Disk Error" screen.
Luckily, i have a 2x 200GB RAID SATA set in the machine. So, i have it all backed up. But something tells me that this happens more often than not. I look around the web and see a lot of the same things. HD's going dead before 6 months. And they are ALL Seagate's.
I am wondering... Exactly how reliable is this manufacturer's products? Should I be avoiding them in the future? Or is this nothing to worry about?
Is this happening with seagate's laptop drives as well (if they make them)?
Please tell me your ideas on this
BTW: i will be RMA'ing the drive. But is it worth it? Wil the next one do the same?