Originally Posted by Lurikrunch
I could have sworn that it was Seagate bought Maxtor, not the other way around. I also thought that Seagate wouldn't introduce their HDD technology into their own lineup, just use and sell their optical media.
Anyway, my vote is for Seagate. There's an old 2 gig Seagate drive upstairs in my dad's computer, still chugging away after 6 or 7? years.
Yep, you are right. Seagate bought Maxtor, see here
I've had two Maxtors and a Western Digital and none of them have failed me. However, an important note is that I got all of these drives old, during Maxtor's prime.
My vote goes to the Seagate because it has the best features for only $10 more. If you don't want to spend the extra $$, then get the Western Digital. Both are great hard drives