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I love WD but there are other HDD manufacturers out there.
See, this is what I should have said. I use too many words.
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The new Hitachi 1TB is one of the the fastest, if not fastest HDD out there. It's also at a reasonable price of ~$60. So choosing a fast OS HDD drive doesn't have to be from WD.
    
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And this is why there are many manufacturers
No, anti-trust laws are why there are many manufacturers
 
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While I agree there is other manufactures out there, and i have owned at least one of every drive companys drive, i still prefer Western Digital/Samsung over the others.

The point is it sucks that Western Digital supply will be hurt why? Because they make great products, and it is us that misses out on the great products.
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Dang should buy my 2tb green and black now
    
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post #36 of 194
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Samsung SP F3 FTW!
(damn anti capslock)
+9000

I have never seen a better series of Samsung drives than the spinpoint series. Better speeds and so far better longevity. I bought a few for family and myself and so far after a year or so no failures on any of them. By this time I had at least 1 failure from Seagate/WDD in previous purchases.
    
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Honestly, I think this is a good thing. There are other great manufacturers of drives out there that are just as good as WD. I am not saying WD isn't good, I just think people need to expand their horizons and not be brand-loyal sheep all the time. Variety people.
I think that brand loyalty is a fantastic idea. If a company does something well and treats you well, you should stick up for that company - even if times get a little bit bad. For me, it takes the place of having a favorite sports team... would you say that you need "variety" throughout the years on which NFL team you follow? No, your friends would laugh at you because you jump on the "which-team-is most-likely-to-go-to-the-superbowl" bandwagon.

I think it's nice to stand up for a brand that you believe in. It's an old value, but a good one, provided that there's actually something to stand up for. It's the one thing I admire about apple fanbois... some of them would probably give their lives for the brand
Edited by Escatore - 10/18/11 at 9:28am
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I think that brand loyalty is a fantastic idea. If a company does something well and treats you well, you should stick up for that company - even if times get a little bit bad. For me, it takes the place of having a favorite sports team... would you say that you need "variety" throughout the years on which NFL team you follow? No, your friends would laugh at you because you jump on the "which-team-is most-likely-to-go-to-the-superbowl" bandwagon.

I think it's nice to stand up for a brand that you believe in. It's an old value, but a good one, provided that there's actually something to stand up for. It's the one thing I admire about apple fanbois... some of them would probably give their lives for the brand
Hardware brands are not like sports teams. Unless you're giving away your heard earned cash to sports teams all the time, brand loyalty is foolish, despicable and there's no honor to be had by blindly sticking to something irregardless of real purchasing factors.
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Hardware brands are not like sports teams. Unless you're giving away your heard earned cash to sports teams all the time, brand loyalty is foolish, despicable and there's no honor to be had by blindly sticking to something irregardless of real purchasing factors.
If a company treats you well, if you like the way that they carry out their business, and if their products successfully carry out the function for which you have a requirement (the "purchasing factors" that I consider), then there's nothing blind about it. Obviously, if they begin to screw me over, I'll have the sense to look elsewhere.

And it's not about honor... it's about rewarding the companies who actually care about doing good things correctly for their customers, even if you are just one person.

And by the way... calling me foolish, despicable and honorless is not the way to make an argument. It's actually rather insulting. Although I admit, the insulting character of your post was mitigated somewhat by your use of "irregardless."
Edited by Escatore - 10/18/11 at 10:18am
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See, this is what I should have said. I use too many words.

I jumped ship once I saw the HD Tune scores for the new deathstar. The something.D drive. Like 180MB/s??? Excellent for a RAID5 or RAID10 setup.

EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145533

^^ my new favorite drive after the 640gb caviar blacks and spinpoint F3 1tb
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