Really sorry to hear about your failure. Could you be more specific about
- ... Similar stories all over the net, extremely high failure rate! ..."
I googled on "Seagate 750GB failure" and found little if anything. Can you point us in the right direction?
We've been informally tracking failure rates of Seagate versusa Western Digital versus Maxtor for the last four years. We see a much lower failure rate in the Seagate IDE/SATA drives. But even top level industrial drives occasionally are DOA.
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