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Old 09-04-2008, 03:56 PM   #11
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i like WD, very good product.
But i use a Seagate, because of a trade.
i think the rest are WD, and one Samsung.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:24 PM   #12
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I've had Maxor, Seagate, and Western Digital drives that were all fine. The only exception is my Raptor that died after about a year, but that may be because I didn't let enough air get to it, those things run hot.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:48 PM   #13
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well ive had loads of seagate disks and none of them have failed on me yet ,all of the drives in my current rig are seagate in fact i have a few ide drives in my rig for storage that are from a build or two back im getting inclined to replace them with a big sata disk but im not sure yet

my parents dell also has a samsung i have had no issue with and it is pretty fast but it can be a tad loud at times but i suppose its worth it

as for western digital i had a drive of theres that was DOA i wanted to trey them see if they where any good and i must have been unlucky cos i got a DOA one so i took it back for a seagate ive also had a DOA maxtor that i bought to fix someone elses comp but that was before they where bought by seagate
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:11 PM   #14
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Western Digital. They are the quietest moving things in my case, fast, and have had none of a reasonable age quit on me.

Seagate is a good brand too, but I hate that all out of the box brand new hard drives from them I have dealt with are loud for being so new... Maybe after a couple years of use I could live with the loudness, but not brand new hard drives... Haven't seen any newer Seagates die yet, but my brother had 1 in his old eMachines system 200GB SATA only 2 years old and it was slow as crap and really annoyingly loud... I'm guessing it may have been a bad one in the batch.

I have a Toshiba in my notebook that I've had 3 years. 4500RPM, so not really fast, but decent when new. Now it's pretty slow, so I just ordered a new Western Digital for it.

Brand new, the only brand I will buy is Western Digital.
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Western Digital. They are the quietest moving things in my case, fast, and have had none of a reasonable age quit on me.
Except for the Raptors, those things are loud.
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The best for me has been Hitachi, going 3 years strong with my 250 Hitachi Deskstar. I just bought a 500GB HDD from Western Digital this year, only time will tell how well it fares.
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Fujitsu and Western Digital.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:13 AM   #18
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My dad says Seagate, but I'm for Western Digital baby!
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:17 AM   #19
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Fujitsu and Western Digital.
Fujitsu lol i cant even count on my two hands the number of bad drives i have seen by them its ridiculous
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I Dont even think they make hardrives anymore!
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