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post #11 of 33
huh.. weird. Not a single Maxtor HD has ever died on me, and as for Seagate, I've always had issues with them.
post #12 of 33
Maxtor has the highest heat output and most deaths. Seagate = the best in my opinion. WD is pretty good too.
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post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by DataX
huh.. weird. Not a single Maxtor HD has ever died on me, and as for Seagate, I've always had issues with them.
I guess maxtor does 1 good HD out of 100 and Seagate does one bad HD out of 100.
You get the good and bad ones!!!!!!
post #14 of 33
I have got a maxtor in my system now which i will say is doing well and serving me well however ive dealt with ones before that die very quickly.
post #15 of 33
Agreed. I own a Seagate (Baracudda) and a Western-Digital (Raptor) and I love them both. No issues what-so-ever. I've been using these brands for quiet some time. I made a mistake of switch to Maxtor and I would never touch the brand again.
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post #16 of 33
Seagate does own Maxtor now, the overtake was a little while ago. Anyhoo, I like Seagates as well. As for issues...I've had issues from every popular manufacturer of HDDs. I seem to have the most issue with Western Digital, but only ever so slightly. All I can suggest is finding the manufacturer that provides the best warranty at the moment. Most of them have similar warranties, I happen to like Seagates.


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post #17 of 33
My brand new Seagate just died on me. "The worlds most reliabe" 320 GB SATA 2 with perpendicular recording. It starting making a slight whirring noise, and before I could even narrow down what the noise was I got a BSOD. But, I have had a lot of Seagates, and this os the first problem. I believe no matter what brand there are always going to be some problems. The upside to this is, I already ordered a new one, didn't want to wait for the RMA drive. So now..... RAID!!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jjk454ss
My brand new Seagate just died on me. "The worlds most reliabe" 320 GB SATA 2 with perpendicular recording. It starting making a slight whirring noise, and before I could even narrow down what the noise was I got a BSOD. But, I have had a lot of Seagates, and this os the first problem.
I think Du@lGeEk put it well when he said:
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Originally Posted by Du@lGeEk
I guess maxtor does 1 good HD out of 100 and Seagate does one bad HD out of 100.
Probably not accurate in terms of the actual figures, but a good take things anyway .

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post #19 of 33
Yeah, Seagate is nice, but they're a bit on the expensive side. Hitachi and WD are probably the ones I would go for; Hitachi for reliability, and WD for performance (Though they're very reliable too.)
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post #20 of 33
I've had a Maxtor die on me, it bad sectors for a while then did'nt startup, i worked out it was the drive weeks before so i did'nt loose any data just a paperweight/HDD.

I was running a 20Gig Fujitsu for years (5-6+ years?) then one day that quit, still lucky it was being switched between machines so still no loss of data (lucky) I have a 8Gig Fujitsu in the wifes rig and thats going strong still, now if that broke im stuffed

At the moment im running the HDD in my specs, very quiet and quick. I did'nt think it was to expensive at only £30 either, i may get another one day for RAID
    
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