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Reliability of ST2000LM007

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I have Seagate expansion 2,5" portable HDD drive (ST2000LM007). I plan to store some important backup on it but I was wondering how much is this drive reliable, how much is his lifespan?

Will external drive last much shorter than internal?

I regret that I didn`t buy some internal 3,5" + external case for HDD and than use that for external backup :unsure:

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My experience with the 2.5" Seagates is good, but never rely on a single drive for backup.  Anything important should be on other devices, preferably in other locations.

And always be careful to eject the drive before detaching to ensure that all writes are done, and use a UPS on your computer so it doesn't power off during writes to external drives.  Just a few of the fun ways that USB drives can hose your data, whatever the drive size.

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Seagate reviews:

https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Laptop-2 ... T2000LM007

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... -_-Product

These from Newegg are not so positive, many of them said that disk died after short period of time :x

Reading this reviews I change my mind, I will on this Seagate keep my secondary files so that disk would work only 40-50 hours per year.

Primary backup files I will put on my WD green 20EARX that has 28000 working hours. It will serve as an external drive when I buy new storage disk. I have much more confidance in my old disk than this new Seagate, I bought it only because it was on good price on Black Friday, didn`t have time to study reviews carefully.

About 20EARX, i have some small doubts:

- it happened to me two times when after fast SSD boot I entered immediately in WD green to open some files but there was a 10-15 seconds delay, like that when file is not responding, I guess it needed time to read files. Is that normal?

- sometimes I noticed when I listen songs (some megamix, every song is longer than 1 hour) that when I rewind I got to wait 0,5-1 seconds. Normal?

 

What would you recommend, WD red or Seagate Ironwolf (2-3TB versions)? Which is more quieter and durable?

 


 

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???

I was told that:

" the 3TB version of any brand seems to have a disproportionate drive failure rate when compared to any other HDD capacity "

Is that true?

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Given how big a factor poor handling during the picking and packing process is in drive failures, I wouldn't place too much stake in Newegg reviews.

As far as hard drive reliability data, that's generally very closely held. The only major drive maker, major distributor, major retailer, or major end-user that discloses such data is Backblaze, and even their volume is tiny compared to many. However, I'd look them up, they do a pretty through analysis of their data.

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Run away, RUN AWAY!!!!  That model is a Rosewood series of hard drive from Seagate.  They are as cheap junk as cheap can be.  They are so cheap they didn't even put a full metal top cover on there.  The only thing keeping the dirty outside air out from contaminating the drive is the sticker on the top.

Plus, these are an absolute nightmare for data recovery.  They seem to have soft platter surfaces that scratch very easily, and they rarely work after heads are replaced even by professionals.  We see a lot of them already coming in for data recovery.  Most just have the heads stuck to the platters, so those are easy enough recoveries, but when the heads fail it could be a total loss of data.

If you did buy one of these, I'd recommend you have two backups.

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Seagate Rosewood?

 

Outside of data recovery forums I'm not seeing much mention of it aside from the encryption, have any more detailed links?

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