The results on Seagate 3tb hard drives are the same as what we have already experienced but have had no issues with 2Tb Seagate Barracuda drive. We stopped supplying the 3TB Seagate’s with issues back in early 2014 although it seemed to be centred around one particular Firmware version. It was no mistake that all of our customer failures were in Raid systems (redundant safe duplicates) because loosing 3Tb of data is just unthinkable, in most cases we replaced the drive with a Server Grade drive that where more than $100aus more and have not looked back.
Hard Drive Failure Rates for 2014
The table above shows the annual failure rate through the year 2014. Only models where that have 45 or more drives are shown. It is also usually enough drives to start getting a meaningful failure rate if they’ve been running for a while.