Those highlighted drives are older models, a better comparison would be the 1G parts but even that is an older model compared to the X18 series.
"Come back"? They were the worst drives out there in 2005, 2010, and 2015.424.99 for Manufacture re-certified with a 1 year warranty
or 25$ more for new, with 5 year warranty....
has Seagate's quality come back, or they still some of the worse drives out there
For the last few years I've only bought the HGST branded, or, for more recent drives, HGST-production-line WD enterprise disks.This leaves you with toshiba and wd hdds only...
After all that crap that wd tried to pull of I would not trust anything but their enterprise hdds anymore.
Yeah WD warranty is pretty easy. Samsung is mostly fine too. Everyone else seems pretty committed to not honoring their warranty if they can manage it.A previous warranty experience with Toshiba keeps me from ever buying one of their drives again. It took me over a year to get a replacement for a failed drive and that was with me constantly emailing and calling them. All I got was excuses. They finally did send me a replacement drive after about 14 months I believe. The best warranty experience I've had was WD. Never a problem with them. This having been said, the majority of my drives are older enterprise HGST's. As stated earlier, I have a few Seagate refurbs I've had so long I don't remember when I got them. They're 1 and 2 TB drives. HGST's have been the most dependable for me.
Best deal on that Amazon page is the 14TB models at $23.14/TB. The 18TB are $24.28/TB.Hi friends, just sharing my experience since I'm reading a some negative Seagate comments here.
I have 40 (yeah) Seagate HDDs scattered purchases from the past 5-6 years, ranging from 4 TB up to 16 TB. They are various Ironwolf and Exos models, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16 TB. I have never had a single problem with any of them. All still running perfectly. Most are run in mirror ReFS storage spaces.
Counterpoint is I've had two WD surveillance drives die. They were in a Dell 1U rack server running 24x7. Didn't make it one year. WD did replace them though after I shipped them back. I will always hold a grudge there for them trying to slip shingled drives into their Red line.
So my experience is modern day Seagate drives work just fine and are perfectly reliable. That being said - all HDDs eventually die. Use your 3/2/1 backup strategy and sleep well at night.
Today's price for an X18 is $435 direct from Seagate through Amazon.
Amazon.com: Seagate Exos X18 18TB Enterprise HDD - CMR 3.5 Inch Hyperscale SATA 6Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 512e and 4Kn FastFormat, Low Latency with Enhanced Caching (ST18000NM000J): Computers & AccessoriesAmazon.com: Seagate Exos X18 18TB Enterprise HDD - CMR 3.5 Inch Hyperscale SATA 6Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 512e and 4Kn FastFormat, Low Latency with Enhanced Caching (ST18000NM000J): Computers & Accessoriessmile.amazon.com
Likewise, "Seagate Brand" on Amazon isn't actually Seagate:Beware buying disks on Amazon, my friends! Amazon has become just another bazaar with fly-by-night operators ready to take advantage of the 'Amazon' reputation.
Example: the 16TB Seagate EXOS disks currently touted on the Amazon link above are sold to you by none other than... wait for it... Price Master Jay! From Hong Kong! Yes! I'm sure he's selling legitimate product with a full 5-year manufacturer's warranty! </sarcasm>
Business Name: EP Holdings Inc. Business Address: Seagate Brand Rancho Santa Margartia CA 92688 US