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  • 39% (63)
    Seagate
  • 51% (82)
    Western Digital
  • 3% (5)
    Hitachi
  • 3% (6)
    Maxtor
  • 1% (3)
    Samsung
  • 0% (0)
    Other
159 Total Votes  
post #71 of 104
for 7200 I'd give it to Seagate hands down. Although I like Maxtors as well, I will not be a fanboy and say Seagates aren't faster.

But, for 10k rpm, there's only one option...the Western Digital Raptor. Too bad other companies don't see the benefit of having an enthusiast 10k rpm drive...we need some competition in that area.
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post #72 of 104
let me put it to you this way, if someone offered me a free seagate, id turn it down and spend 100 on a WD, because i know im getting quality


and yes we have fanboys for hard drives

im also a LiteOn fanboy
Nvidia fanboy
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post #73 of 104
LiteOn FTW!!
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post #74 of 104
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jman....also consider that your hard drives are OLD.....aand if you are one of these dummies that leave your PC on 24/7 then of course your PC parts will degrade.
Leaving your PC on all the time is BETTER for it.

Seagate > all. Raptors are a waste of money.
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post #75 of 104
It's between Hitachi and Seagate IMHO, but i vote Hitachi, they are generally cheaper w/ just as good or better tech...

Hitachi seems to be just Seagate drives cheaper w/ a lesser warranty, feel free to correct me here tho not flame!
post #76 of 104
IMO, Western Digitals are often the cheapest, and decent quality (or so it seems). Seagates has a good rep. Maxtors are fine for me, despite the troubles people have had with them. I like sticking to those three companies if I can. (Isn't Maxtor owned by Seagate now, though?)

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LiteOn FTW!!
They make harddrives? lol They make good cd/dvd burners however...
post #77 of 104
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Leaving your PC on all the time is BETTER for it.
yep, one thing i agree with in that post

your computer is strained less than constant on and off, the electical compents last longer always on, that on and off always, though the last the longest always off
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post #78 of 104
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Leaving your PC on all the time is BETTER for it.
?
Not doubting you, just interested in it.
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post #79 of 104
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?
Not doubting you, just interested in it.
think of it like this, when you turn off the current your system no longer has power flowing through it, but when you turn it on all those switchs have to open up that usally are open all the time.

also at boot times your computer is working its hardest, only after windows loads does the computer stop working it hardest so your parts are strained the most at bootup.
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post #80 of 104
Even though I have a Seagate on my current machine (and it's awesome, don't get me wrong), I prefer Western Digital. I have a 550MB WD drive in an old 486 that's over 10 years old and it still works. Really, really impressive, and all their drives are awesome.

But I must admit, the Seagate stuff is very good as well. Well, I'm happy with my Seagate HD.
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