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post #11 of 17
Don't know which one is the best but use WD, Seagate and IBM (Deskstar, remember? before HITACHI) etc. I like WD better. AAKS series is awesome as well as enterprise RE2 series.
post #12 of 17
Everyone has a diffenret opinion on the drives. I have had my WD drives last for years and never had one go bad.

But it is safe to say that for performance, it is the rediculously priced raptor in the lead, followed by the Seagate 7200.11 / ES.2, then the WD KS/AAKS.

Again, this is only my opinion since thats all I can offer.
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post #13 of 17
WD ftw. i went w/seagate the past year and had 5 fail on me. most recent one had my data since 2000 on it that's what made me switch.
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post #14 of 17
one of the reasons i like seagate: their CEO doesn't give a crap about political correctness.

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Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn.
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post #15 of 17
I would say Seagate and WD. =]
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post #16 of 17
I also give a vote for WD (their 160gig drives are about the quietest drives made)
I have a bunch of Seagates and they are fine but louder.

I used to run 4 Hitachi 80s in Raid0 and they kicked ass (easily beat up a pair of Raptors) but ran a little warmer than the WDs.
post #17 of 17
I think if you go with either the 7200.10 or 7200.11 Seagates, or the AAKS series WDs (or RE2s) you'd be hard pressed to do better. There will be clinkers from any manufacturer, so you may wind up with a dud for any of these. But these are all well proven to be very fine choices.
     
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