Seagate Hit with Class Action Lawsuit for High Failure Rates

Seagate Hit with Class Action Lawsuit for High Failure Rates

Seagate Hit with Class Action Lawsuit for High Failure Rates

Seagate Hit with Class Action Lawsuit for High Failure Rates


Seagate has just been hit with a Class Action Lawsuit for the High Failure Rates of their 3TB hard drives (both internal and external) and Seagate's "inability to deliver non-defective hard drives that conform to their express and implied warranties". 

While Seagate has advertised their drives as "reliable" and "dependable" allegations have often been levied against the company that their drives have been some of the most unreliable on the market, with the Plaintiff claiming that the drives were "defective and failed prematurely at spectacularly – and in many respects unprecedentedly – high rates" and is taking action against the company both for himself and all affected consumers. 


        This is a class action arising from Defendant Seagate Technology, LLC’s (“Defendant”) repeated failure and inability to deliver non-defective hard drives that conform to their express and implied warranties; its breach of consumer protection, unfair competition and false advertising laws; and its unjust enrichment.


The class action lawsuit goes on to cite data from Backblaze as evidence against Seagate, with Backblaze having on several occasions reported that Seagate is among the worst manufacturer on the market who have failure rates that are often much higher than that of other manufacturers. 


    As demonstrated by consumer experience and reports released by Backblaze, a data backup company, the true failure rate of the Drives was substantially higher than advertised, and the Drives did not last nearly as long as comparable devices from other manufacturers or even other models manufactured by Defendant.


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Right now Seagate is yet to respond to this class action Lawsuit. The Lawsuit can be found and read here


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01-02-2016, 21:18:36

Had 4 out of 5 of these (and 2 of the replacement drives) fail in a Synology NAS at the office. Definitely junk. Seagate wouldn't replace the replacement drives.Quote

01-02-2016, 21:45:52

have one with all my photos from the past 10 years die a couple of months agoQuote

01-02-2016, 21:47:18

I had a lot of these drives and none failed. By a lot I mean like over a hundred after taking into account how many I have put into others builds.

Even got 8 of them in my NAS and has been flawless for 2 years so far.

So I wouldnt call it definite junk....Quote

01-02-2016, 21:48:53

I don't want to jinx myself...

I had two seagates fail but I put that down to a dodgy PSU. Replacements were supplied with no issue under warranty (they were older 1TB models)
My current one (3TB.) has been going for about 2 years with no signs of trouble so far.

Hitachi looks the goods according to that graph. I wonder how failure rates versus cost versus usage scenarios go. I'm thinking maybe the enterprise class drives are built to higher spec or are subject to less abuse. (taking your rig to LANS, portable back up drives, cheaper PSUs etc)

Seems we want to sue everyone for everything these days. No wonder things are so expensive.Quote

01-02-2016, 21:51:54

Have been using a 3TB Seagate HDD for multiple years now, I should really make a home server or buy a NAS.

Had a Seagate 500GB USB hard drive fail a few years back the day I bought it, but thankfully I got that replaced. They gave me the 750GB model as a replacement, so I was well happy.Quote

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