About Fake Seagate Seagate Hard Disk Drives
About Counterfeit Seagate Hard Drives
Seagate are one of the best known Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
manufacturers. Seagate are reputed as
manufacturers of fast, reliable, high quality hard disk drives.
Modern Seagate Hard Disk Drives tend to be 2.5 inch (as used
in most laptop computers) or 3.5 inch (as used in most desktop
and tower computers).
External hard disk drives tend to
be 3.5 inch Hard Disk Drives which have been fitted into an
external Hard Drive caddy and which connect to a PC or laptop
computer via a USB lead.
Fake 2.5 inch internal Seagate
Hard Disk Drives, Fake Seagate 3.5 inch internal Hard Disk Drives
and Fake Seagate USB (external) Hard Disk Drives are currently
available (at the time of writing) via online auction sites
(such as eBay) and from various other websites.
Drives are measured and rated according to their capacities.
1024gb (gigabytes) = 1tb (terabyte).
Over time, Seagate
Hard Disk Drives have become faster and the capacity has
increased. Today; the capacity of Seagate Hard Disk Drives is
usually measured in Terabytes and it is little surprise
therefore, that Counterfeit (Fake) Seagate Hard Disk Drives are
usually found labeled in sizes above 1tb (more than 1 terabyte).
However; a Seagate Hard Disk Drive is basically a box of
rotating disks which have a finite capacity. Access to the
rotating disks is controlled by a circuit board which is
attached to the drive. This circuit board contains chips which
have been programmed which data about the drive model, type,
A Fake Seagate Hard Disk Drive is typically
an old unit which has been re-programmed to "think" that the
capacity is larger than it really is. Eg; there have been cases
where 160gb hard drives have been labeled and reprogrammed as
2tb hard drives (there are actually 2048gb in 2tb).
Additionally, as previously stated; a hard drive is basically a
box of rotating disks. Over a period of time, the rotating
causes failure (this is why reputable computer engineers will
always recommend the use of a new Seagate
Hard Disk Drive rather than a second user unit). Since
Counterfeit Seagate Hard Disk Drives are usually not new; their
life expectancy will be far lower than a Genuine Seagate Hard
Counterfeit Seagate Hard Disk Drives will
also be slower than a Genuine Seagate Hard Disk
Drive and since the capacity is incorrect; this will be lower
than a Genuine Seagate Hard Disk Drive and it will also probably
Fake Seagate Hard Disk Drives are typically
purchased online. Most Fake - Counterfeit Seagate hard Disk
Drives can be found on online.
A normal Seagate Hard Disk Drive
is basically a mechanical box of rotating disks. Data can be written
to, stored on and read from the disks.
A Seagate SSD
(Seagate Solid State Drive) is basically a box full of non
volatile memory. Data can be written to a Seagate SSD, stored on a
Seagate SSD and read from the a Seagate SSD.
Since Seagate SSD Hard Drives are not mechanical; they are
much faster than a standard Hard Disk Drive, they use much
less power, they are silent in operation and they generate
no heat. Additionally; because there are no moving parts
they are very reliable.
However, if a standard hard
drive fails, the data will usually still be stored on the
physical disks. This data can often be retrieved - rescued
by specialist companies such as Ontrack data retrieval.
Legitimate Seagate SSD Hard Disk Drives are very
reliable, and if a legitimate Seagate SSD drive fails, the
data may still be retrievable.
Fake Seagate SSD Hard
Disk Drives contain inferior circuitry to a genuine Seagate
SSD, the internal memory chips will usually be sub standard,
they will often misreport their true capacity. Fake Seagate
SSD Hard Disk Drives will be slower and much less reliable
than a genuine Seagate SSD Hard Disk Drive.
Seagate SSD Hard
Disk Drives are usually inferior SSD drives which have been
re-labeled as Seagate (to take advantage of Seagate`s
reputation for high quality products). The fake Seagate SSD
firmware may or may not be re-programmed to identify the
drive as being a genuine Seagate SSD and the drives true
capacity will often be much less than promised or reported.
many cases; when a fake Seagate Hard Disk Drive fails (and it
definitely will at some point), data stored on the SSD will
usually be lost.
note; Seagate Hard Disk Drives and Seagate SSD Hard
Disk Drives should only be purchased from legitimate -
authorised Seagate dealers.
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