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Poll Results: Who

 
  • 39% (63)
    Seagate
  • 51% (82)
    Western Digital
  • 3% (5)
    Hitachi
  • 3% (6)
    Maxtor
  • 1% (3)
    Samsung
  • 0% (0)
    Other
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post #41 of 104
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Originally Posted by shellofinsanity View Post
they need a longer warranty because maxtor/seagate has the highest failrate
That doesn't make sense.. Instead of replacing everybody's broken HDs, why don't they spend that money to design a more reliable HD?

And Seagates/WD are some of the most reliable.

Maxtor are the worst in reliability. I have only seen one HD fail in my life and it was a 40GB Maxtor.
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i was refering to maxtor 5yr wrranty and about it, actully try to get it, i did and they said my model drive was discontinued and no longer under warranty, read the fine print there, 5year limited warranty or untill end of product life.
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post #43 of 104
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
All you saying WD is performance king, post your results in this thread (and I'll give away all 3 of my 320 gig seagate barracuda 7200.10 and but 3 WD sata)

OCN's official hard drive benchmark thread (run by chozart)
http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...id-single.html
Are you asking for benchmarks that beat your 7200.10 results?

Can I have your HDDs now?

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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
yeah it kicks its @$$

OR

The raptor ONLY has better seek times (10,000 rpm vs 7200.10 rpm) BUT my 7200.10 barracuda's have > average mb/s transfer and destroys your precious 3 - 4 X EXPENSIVE raptors burst

O NOEz a $200 HD has better seek times then my $79 drive, even though my $79 drive is > 2x the capacity

OMG, WD RULZ
Well, I will completely disagree that any 7200RPM drive has a better read / write time. The burst time has more to do with the controller than the harddrive. It is entirely possible that a 7200RPM drive will have a better burst time. But that same drive can have a horrible burst time given the proper controller.

I guess it is more a matter of need. See, I don't need storage. I have a 74GB Raptor and I haven't filled half of it. So it would seem silly to me to get the 250GB harddrive when I wouldn't use it.... wouldn't it?

You are also playing a much greater need on transfer speed compared to random access. That is another personal need. If you are shuffling large quantities of music or movies around your HDD's, then certainly average read / write would play a larger role. But what of the users who just pull up word documents? That is where the random access and burst speeds come into play.

By the way, the 74GB Raptor can be had for less than $140.

I am building a 4 drive RAID0 array with a Acera HDD controller. I am leaning towards 4 74GB WD Raptors, although I have not left 4 7200RPM WD / Seagate HDD's out of the mix.

Raptors definitely do cost more than their 7200RPM brothers, but that is because WD is the only one that offers them. If Seagate released a 10,000RPM line-up, the Raptor would drop in cost. The small performance increase for the price also has something to do with the Law of Diminishing Returns.

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Originally Posted by s0n1c View Post
WD has 3 years warranty while Seagate ( maxtor) has 5 years.

So guess who is better?
Doesn't GM have a 10 year warranty and Toyota only a 3?

Companies have warranties because their customers don't trust the product. Warranties are good ways of convincing a customer to trust their product. It is like saying, "Hey, we used to suck, but we back our product now. How about you try it?"

You never see anyone worrying about the small warranty that comes with Honda's do you?
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post #44 of 104
I like my Seagates
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post #45 of 104
WD here.
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post #46 of 104
I love how you put the Happy face next to Seagate and the Unhappy face next to WD. That probably got a few more votes for WD just to 9!$$ you off, lol.

I've always used WD and never had one crap out on me, so I guess I've never had a reason to switch. I've heard Seagate is good also though.
    
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post #47 of 104
I really don't think you can go wrong with either Seagate or WD. Just look at which price is right.

Now nothing compares to the Raptor for performance.
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WD 4 life!
    
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post #49 of 104
i have had 2 wd's 500gb die on my in less than 9 months, so did my brother he had 2 of the 320gb. I've had seagate since and none have died on me. or maybe me and brother just got a bad batch
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post #50 of 104
lmao this thread has turned into a fanboy war with Segate fanboys vs WD fanboys...wait...we got HD fanboys too now? What is this world coming too?
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