Seagate boot-of-death analysis - nothing but overhyped FUD
Of course that statement above is a BIG bad joke from Seagate or whatever the source is.
To put the things simple to everyone the best proof is looking how many viewers we got on topics here related to Seagate's problems (aka 7200.11 syndrome).
Now lets just do a simple google search, by entering:
"Seagate 7200.11 failing": I got 72,100 links
"Seagate 7200.11 fail": 98,100 links
"Seagate 7200.11-failing": 371,000 links
The bad thing is I don't know how many those links might be related to the same site, so I'll take everything divided by 4:
If we take at least four drives are necessary for someone to write about this issue on the web (hence divided by 4), and at least 10 people will read that (because they have the same issue), and they all will have an average of 2 drives with problems, then we would have: 72,100/4*10*2 = 360,500 defective drives, until 371,000/4*10*2 = 1,855,000 drives (in rough math).
Now, lets looks to those who knows the issues those drives are reporting:
"Seagate 7200.11 bsy+error": 11,100 links
"Seagate 7200.11 0+lba": 4,980 links
16,080 links, unfortunately we cannot apply the same "math" as above, since this is a bit different, few people would know relatively well the problem, and will try to fix the thing themselfs, I would estimate as low as 1% of them. So in best case scenario (for Seagate) they're just by x10 factor, and worst, by x100 factor. So 16,080 * 10 = 160,800 until 16,080 * 100 = 1,608,000.
In both cases, it ultrapasses 1 million mark, coincidence?
overhyped FUD they said? LAUGH!
Edited by Gradius2, 28 January 2009 - 10:13 AM.