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Firecuda 2TB, should I risk another?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by hyperseven, May 3, 2018.

  1. hyperseven

    Mobster

    Joined: May 1, 2013

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    Location: M28

    Bought one of these for my new laptop to upgrade from the 1tb installed.

    After three days notice some games installed on the drive would not run.

    Installed HDD sentinel and said drive was 14% health :eek:

    Returned this today but want a 2tb+ drive but slim pickings.

    Was I just unlucky or are these drives poo?
     
  2. t31os

    Mobster

    Joined: May 24, 2006

    Posts: 3,279

    Location: Surrey - UK

    Just bad luck most of the time, it happens, fortunately problem drives usually play up within the first week or few days. Had the same happen with a WD blue we recently added to my fathers system(problems started on day 2), sent back, got a replacement and everything is spot on now(we're a couple months along now and not a hitch).
     
  3. hyperseven

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    Well ordered another as had a tenner off voucher, should be here between six and eight.

    If this craps out I won't be happy.
     
  4. bremen1874

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 20, 2008

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    If you want to test a drive use the manufacturer's diagnostic.

    The results from third-party apps should be taken with a very large pinch of salt.
     
  5. hyperseven

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    How so :confused: is it not reading the same SMART data?
     
  6. bremen1874

    Sgarrista

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    SMART data isn't consistent between different drives and manufacturers.

    Many third-party apps misinterpret the results.
     
  7. hyperseven

    Mobster

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    Fair enough. I'll grab seatools for this new drive and give it a good going over before I clone the old one.
     
  8. t31os

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    Bad batches happen, and statistically if you buy enough parts you're likely to get at least one duff item. Use a supplier with a solid RMA service (like OCUK) and it's an inconveience, but nothing more.
     
  9. bledd

    Don

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    Just unlucky.