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Most reliable HDD...

Poll Results: Yeah. Read the topic. ;)

Poll expired: Oct 22, 2006  
  • 20% (3)
    Maxtor
  • 33% (5)
    Seagate
  • 33% (5)
    Western Digital
  • 6% (1)
    Samsung
  • 6% (1)
    Other
15 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
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I'm thinking of getting an external HDD (Well, external enclosure and "do it myself.")

I usually just make a partition on my HDD for my music and movies and such, incase I have to reformat my main partition with Windows, but I rather have an external since having it "mobile" would be a plus, and on top of that I'm going RAID 0 soon, and I won't be able to do that any more unless I get another drive. So I mind as well.

Samsung has been good to me for the most part, cept its insanly sensitive to voltage and such from what I seen. When I had a really crappy PSU that used to eat HDDs, Samsungs were gone within two weeks, while other brands seemed to last at least a week or two longer. Not sure if I should be worried if going with an external enclosure.

Don't need any help with size, etc, just looking for a brand.

Pretty sure I'll see Seagate and Western Digital, but I'd still like to see.
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post #2 of 9
Been using different Maxtor HDD's for years, and never ever had any trouble with them. Some people think Maxtor is crap though.
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post #3 of 9
HDD's spawn fanboys like no other - but in a mild form. Everybody has a differing opinion on which company is the best and will swear up and down that another company is begging for data loss or failure
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post #4 of 9
im a seagate fan. . .but i think they just bought out maxtor and the two will have (if not already) the same internals . . ie the same reliability . . but in different sizes. . so you should be safe w/ either of those 2 . .


Edit. . Maxtor will be sproting 3 yr warranties and seagates sticking with its 5 yr.
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Seagate has decided to position Maxtor at the low end of its business; smaller capacities, shorter warranties and, crucially, cheaper

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post #5 of 9
I had all of them and all have proven to be reliable. I like WD and Maxtor and this is my first time ever trying some Seagates, they're ok IMO, I just got these because of all the features compared to the WD, Max and Sam.
post #6 of 9
Dont even look at Maxtor, I replace about 3 a week. I actually have a freezer at work just for maxtor hard drives, if you shrink the platters in it you can squeeze about 30min of stable usage, enough to ghost it to a Seagate or a Western Dig.

I'd go with Seagate first and WD as a second choice.
post #7 of 9
Hitachi ftw. Seagate and WD are really good too.
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post #8 of 9
I've been running Seagates for over five years now, from my K6-2 500mhz and up, that I can remember. I've never had a drive die on me and they're all I'll use at work unless it's a Raptor.
post #9 of 9
WDs. Although my 300GB Maxtor IDE has been great. It's like Shaq. Big, slow, and solid.
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