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Old 11-06-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB VS SEAGATE

I've been pondering whether I should leave Seagate. I've always been a fan of Seagate. Due to the bad reviews from many buyers about Seagate in the recent years, I'm debating about being loyal to WD.

What I encounter now is a problem. Since I love Seagae, it's really hard for me to decide whether it's good to go with WD.

The current WD that I find really good is the Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

However by looking at the Seagate 1.5 tb 72000 rpm 32mb with $10 more than the WD above, I can get more space. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148337

Yet the Seagate 1tb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148274 is cheaper than the WD if I was to go for a 1tb only.

But I value stability, especially this is a high amount of storage HDD. The WD has better ratings and reviews for stability than any Seagate.

What do you think I should do? And why is Seagate HDDs getting terrible? Is it because they took over Maxtor?

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Old 11-07-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB VS SEAGATE

I have been in the game a long time... And they are both good companies.

Personally I own the 1TB seagate 7200.11

Its a great drive, fast and quiet. When i first received it I had to RMA it. Would disappear from disk management, wouldn't format correctly.

The Re-Certified drive that they sent me failed a week later. Could not write any data to the drive.

the Third drive they sent (another Re-certified) has been running fine for 3+ Months, and i think it will run for a very long time.

On the other hand I have a 750Gig 7200.10 in the same machine that has been running for 2 Years no Problems at all.

And a WD 74GB Raptor That has been running for 3 years on top of that.

Just dont get a Maxtor
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