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    What brand of HD
    Can someone tell me which brand of HD I have n my imac? It just got replaced from the old seagate drive (got an email saying I had one that could fail.) It's real quiet. I went to systom profiler and under model it says ST31000528AS. I think that's another seagate, which doesn't make me happy.

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    It's a Seagate.

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    Any idea why they'd do that? Why not a Western Digital or A toshiba? The drive is real quiet right now, but the last one I had seemed to get nosier over time -- it would occasionally sound like an automatic drip coffee maker, especially when I was deleting files.

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    Beats me.

    They're pretty much hit or miss. Hopefully yours lasts but at least it's covered under warranty if it doesn't.

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    I hope so too -- but the Warranty is only good for another year. The drive worked fine. When I asked at the store what brand they put in it, I was told they didn't know, which I think is bogus. Have you heard bad things about Seagate drives in the past, I take it?

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    I looked up reviews for that exact drive and some gave it 4-5 stars and have had zero issues while others gave it 1 star and had it fail. It's a toss up.

    Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    As most come out of the same Thailand factory it is simply a matter of luck., Hitachi, Fujitsu

    In twenty years of using a Mac have used Seagate, Western Digital, Maxtor, Fujitsu, IBM, Mercury SSD, Kingston SSD and G,Skill Falcon SSD sand, apart from the SSDs, have only ever had two drives fail so they are all pretty reliable..
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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