I bought eight 4TB Seagate Enterprise class SATA drives, and one was dead. Unacceptable for a $400 drive.And three of them were dead right out of the box. Don't buy these.
As you well know (being in the same boat as me) anyone who's been in IT long enough has favorites that change over time. I used to love Seagate, hate them now. Used to love Hitachi, now I don't. Used to love HP servers, now not so much. Used to love Apple, now.......well of course I still love them! :rofl:
I have more WD drives die on me than any other. And it's been a mix of the drive dies, but the enclosure is OK, and the enclosure dies, but the drive is OK. Also, the only drives I've had to play the enclosure shuffle game have been WD.
Fujitsu are absolute shit. Dell used them a ton in the early to mid-2000's, and when I worked in Chicago all I did was go from client to client replacing hard drives on servers. Fucking Dell and their shit choices for components.The only manufacturer with drives that fail in Sun servers more than Seagate is Fujitsu.