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DiTBho:
does anyone know about modern Seagate Barracuda and WD-red line?

Good/bad/mumble

AaronLee:
I was just thinking again about Micropolis, due to it being mentioned in this thread, and realized that they were located in Chatsworth, and CMI was also located in Chatsworth. Not that there was any connection between the two, AFAIK. Anyone here ever used a CMI drive? After the IBM fiasco with CMI drives was first being discussed, I personally stayed clear of all CMI drives. I delayed getting my IBM PC AT until things played out, and I was guaranteed of getting a non-CMI drive. I guess that was enough to cause the company's demise, as it wasn't long after that where I never heard of them again.

From my perspective, Micropolis was a well trusted brand, and CMI was bottom of the barrel. Complete opposites.

NiHaoMike:

--- Quote from: DiTBho on September 28, 2021, 02:19:19 pm ---does anyone know about modern Seagate Barracuda and WD-red line?

Good/bad/mumble

--- End quote ---
Still don't trust Seagate, WD Red is pretty good.

--- Quote from: AaronLee on September 29, 2021, 07:47:58 am ---I was just thinking again about Micropolis, due to it being mentioned in this thread, and realized that they were located in Chatsworth, and CMI was also located in Chatsworth. Not that there was any connection between the two, AFAIK. Anyone here ever used a CMI drive? After the IBM fiasco with CMI drives was first being discussed, I personally stayed clear of all CMI drives. I delayed getting my IBM PC AT until things played out, and I was guaranteed of getting a non-CMI drive. I guess that was enough to cause the company's demise, as it wasn't long after that where I never heard of them again.

From my perspective, Micropolis was a well trusted brand, and CMI was bottom of the barrel. Complete opposites.

--- End quote ---
There were the IBM "Deathstars" that were basically guaranteed to fail.

DiTBho:

--- Quote from: NiHaoMike on September 29, 2021, 01:44:53 pm ---Still don't trust Seagate, WD Red is pretty good.

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13/06/2017, qty=8, Seagate Barracuda, 7200.6G sATA 1000GB: still all working
25/09/2010, qty=8, Seagate Barracuda, 7200.12 sATA 500GB: still all working

my info are not updated to modern 2T-6T stuff  :-//

AaronLee:

--- Quote from: NiHaoMike on September 29, 2021, 01:44:53 pm ---Still don't trust Seagate, WD Red is pretty good.

--- End quote ---

I used Seagate's very first product, the ST-506 5 MB hard drive, and after that pretty much stuck with Seagate for a number of years. Then I started getting premature failures about the time of their 40 MB hard drives, and for a very long time I avoided them. I ended up using Western Digital, Maxtor, Hitachi, and a few others. One Samsung and never again. Anyways, maybe 10 years ago or so, based on reviews of Seagate drives, I returned to using them and have been happy without a single failure yet. I've noticed a few models that get bad reviews, but I've so far avoided those. I've bought a few Western Digitals during that same timeframe, and they've also all held up well.

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