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Which brand is better
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Owned both and can't say one is better than the other. Go for best price and warranty.
 
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post #3 of 20
Neither is worse, neither is better. They both have similar failure rates, WD tends to be a bit pricier, but I find it's worth it for their support.
Granted, Seagate also has good support, they just don't like to cross-ship, unless it's their enterprise disks (constellation, etc..)
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I have both as well and bot based on price but wd says they have a bunch of technologies etc
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I only buy Western Digital. I've owned Seagate in the past and have had nothing but bad experiences.
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In the end it is a preference issue. I had all sorts of issues with other manufacturers before they went out of business or were bought out.

they both have decent reputations, personally I prefer WD.

I still have some WD drives that are 6 or more years old and still kickin!
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it really depends. At the moment, the only hard drives i would trust are the WD Caviar Black HDDs because they have a 5 year warranty and they have better reviews than the majority of HDDs out there right now. Seagates hard drives are good but in term of failure rate they are comparable to the WD Caviar Blue which is about 30-40% for most of those hard drives according to newegg and that is too much in my opinion. It really comes down to the one that can offer the most durable hard drives and the best warranty and WD is a clear winner with the Caviar Blacks.
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Both companies are good. I prefer WD drives because they've given me less trouble over the years and have a better warranty. That said, both companies have good and bad models. I'm a fan of WD Blacks, Blues, Greens (where suitable), Reds, Scorpio Blacks, and Momentus XT's. The Barracuda 7200.14's also interest me, although with some people reporting odd hums/drones, chirping, receiving non-1TB platter units, etc., I'm more cautious about those. Their warranty is also embarrassing.

Currently I'm swapping out defective/dying SSDs from computers I've built with Seagate Momentus XT drives. Ahh... the SSD headache. Oh well - at least none of my Crucial M4's died. smile.gif Just Indilinx and Sandforce units. rolleyes.gif

Edit: Which reminds me, my sig SSD (OCZ Solid2 30GB) seems to have finally kicked the bucket. It's not currently showing up in the BIOS of any computer I connect it to. I should edit that out of my sig... died with 194-197 erase cycles.
     
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post #9 of 20
Like what? Both manufacturers say that, and some have pretty fancy names, but it's generally pretty benign stuff that both of them have.
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post #10 of 20
I use and like both, however WD's warranty is way better than Seagate's atm.
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Both companies are good. I prefer WD drives because they've given me less trouble over the years and have a better warranty. That said, both companies have good and bad models. I'm a fan of WD Blacks, Blues, Greens (where suitable), Reds, Scorpio Blacks, and Momentus XT's. The Barracuda 7200.14's also interest me, although with some people reporting odd hums/drones, chirping, receiving non-1TB platter units, etc., I'm more cautious about those. Their warranty is also embarrassing.

Currently I'm swapping out defective/dying SSDs from computers I've built with Seagate Momentus XT drives. Ahh... the SSD headache. Oh well - at least none of my Crucial M4's died. smile.gif Just Indilinx and Sandforce units. rolleyes.gif

Edit: Which reminds me, my sig SSD (OCZ Solid2 30GB) seems to have finally kicked the bucket. It's not currently showing up in the BIOS of any computer I connect it to. I should edit that out of my sig... died with 194-197 erase cycles.
Poor Kramy. getting stuck with crappy SSDs all the time. frown.gif
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