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Flash, aaaaaah! Western Digital waggles sales in nemesis Seagate's face

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WD - Better returns policy, in the UK at least.

WD has a much better returns policy, without question. You can register a credit card, and get the replacement shipped out before returning the faulty drive.

In a word, a Godsend.

and my reason for choosing WD, over Seagate.

But in fairness to Seagate, the Ironwolf drives have been much more competitive last few weeks. Ironwolf NAS 4TB is currently around £110, at lot cheaper the WD's 4TB Reds. The last 4TB Red I purchased was faulty out the box too, though Amazon's packaging was so poor you almost expect it will fail when you see how it's packaged.

Synology boxes give much more detailed S.M.A.R.T information from Seagate Ironwolf drives too.

It's always worth zero'ing and validating writes of any new drive over several days, before use.Keeping an eye on the completion time making sure it hasn't jumped from 24 hours to several days and then back, telltale sign of errors, as it finds errors and maps them out.

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