Seagate sued for failure-3TB HDD’s

Feb

3

2016

In Canada, a class action lawsuit against Seagate. The case is about the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 HDD with storage capacity of 3TB, which would turn out systematically. This previously was revealed by examining warehousing Backblaze.

Seagate is sued by Hagens Berman, which in the name of consumer class action cases tightens against large companies. Attorney Steve Berman states across Digital Trends which Seagate has delivered a product that does not meet the expectations and that Seagate customers must give their money back. According to the office would have pledged the manufacturer to repair or replace HDD’s, but customers would have received defective discs, or again have to cope with failure.

Beginning in 2015 made ​​cloud provider Backblaze known that 43 percent of 3TB HDDs from Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 series gave up the ghost. The company relied on 1163 hdd’s had to use it itself in its data centers. The indictment refers to Seagate hdd with model number ST3000DM001, which has been sold since 2011, and the Seagate Backup Plus 3TB, an external hard drive.

The indictment was read that lawyers often refer to the report of Backblaze. Whether that report is valid evidence for the unreliability of the Seagate drives is still the question. The respective HDD’s were destined for the consumer market, while Backblaze she deployment in data centers. That is not unusual and the company did the same with HDD’s plenty of other brands, where the failure rate was lower.

Further, the indictment some experiences of consumers who have joined the case and references to user reviews on newegg.com. Prosecutors do not just want Seagate repaid the money from the failed HDD, but also demand compensation for damage encountered by users due to data loss. Hagens Berman has filed the complaint with the Canadian court and now wants a jury will consider. If and when that will happen is still unknown.

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