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post #11 of 17
Either one is good. The Seagate has the slightly better specs (Don't know why others say the WD has the better specs..SinDicate gave the correct data).

Both are excellend drives, and I am very happy with my KS's (the WD we're talking about here - four of 'em spinning happily).

I would not just get a drive based on a certain technology, esp. since I don't believe that the perpendicular recording tech has proven better (The 750GB monster scores great in the benchmarks, but that also has to do with the size, since higher capacity often means a bit denser configuration of the tracks on the platters, and thus is a slightly better performance. )
    
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post #12 of 17
Get WD.
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get the seagate, seagate invented Sata didn't they? and i love the speed of them in a raid array
post #14 of 17
Im a WD fanboy, as you can see in my sig rig, nearly 1TB of nothing but WD drives, all sata, 2 in a RAID 1 array.

I have had WD ever since I can remember and Ive RMA'd 2 to date, one 120GB SATA and one 80GB IDE, it took a little bit of time for them to send me my new drives, but they did without much hassle. the oldest drives in my rig as of now are my OS drives, the 120 with winxp and my 160 with win2kpro. Both still running strong, over 2 years old now, I can not complain, although the noise is a bit much with 5 drives in the same machine. XD

However, my gf has nothing but seagate (LOL!) and shes never RMA'd a drive to date, 3 of her seagate IDE are going on 3 years now and her newest SATA is doing well, too.

So really, both make great drives, its basically up to your preference, the ever so slight difference in performance is neglegible.
    
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ive never delt with seagate hard drives, but all 3 of my western digital hard drives took craps within less than a years use.
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Seagate 100%, I own this HD and it is really quiet and fast.
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Seagate all the way for me. I've had every other brand fail on me at least a few times.
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