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I've been wanting to replace my old 160 GB harddrive for a while now since it's turning to old for my taste and i'm not 100% sure on wich brand to pick! I've heard loads of positive story's about WD's being fast, quiet etc and the same about the Seagate (talking about the caviar and barracuda tags ofc). Yet i've heard more negative comments on WD aswell, shorter warrenty, ALOT more harddrive failures etc... I've ordered 2 WD's 250 gb AAKS 2 months ago, but due to delivery problems they're still not sended towards me, and i'm really doubting about canceling them, going to another site and getting some seagates!
What do you guy's advise me to do? Stick with the WD's or go to the Seagate?

I'm planning on setting up RAID 0, so if it actualy makes a difference in my pick let me know!
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post #2 of 32
I think both are good brands. I had a WD fail me a year ago, but that drive was very old. Right now I have 2 Seagates in RAID0 that i will trust my data to. Honestly, go for the better priced drive. They are of similar quality
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I would say WD. Just for the fact that all my Drives are Western Digital and have never had an issue with them. But Seagate is also a very good brand HDD. So its basically user preference, I would suppose.
    
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post #4 of 32
I prefer WD.
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post #5 of 32
I think Seagates are generally a little bit better. I know their new terabyte drives destroy the WD one.
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post #6 of 32
Ive always been a Seagate diehard fan. Ive had 2 WD's fail on me so never really trusted them. Not to say the failures werent my fault, but ive put my Seagate drive through a beating (physically) and it still keeps on chugging. If you do go WD dont do Caviar as it is cheaper but ive heard nothing but failures from friends and co-workers. Seagate also bought out Maxtor which means they are now two of the best HDD comapnies in one which is another plus for me. Their warranty service is incredible as well. Seagate is a little more expensive but Id say go for Seagate all the way especially since when i hear RAID setup i hear seagate right after. There both good but u get my point.
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post #7 of 32
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haha so you guy's all think they're about equal and i should let the price decide, keep the posts coming and i'll look up what i can get for the price
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post #8 of 32
I had a Seagate in my old PC, it was a SCSI though, but it never had any problems, and my last PC had a Western Digital, my mom's using it now. Both have lasted a good long while and gave no problems, so I recommend both brands. Right now using whatever's in this laptop, probably HP's own hard drives. I also have a 500GB WD MyBook, which is working well, has been for about 6 months.
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I was at a small computer shop in our town the other day and they do computer repairs and they had a box of dead HDs. Because i was curious i asked him about them and he said of the 40-50 drives in there about 25 were western digital, 5 segate and the rest a variety of other brands.

Hope that helps ;-)
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I was at a small computer shop in our town the other day and they do computer repairs and they had a box of dead HDs. Because i was curious i asked him about them and he said of the 40-50 drives in there about 25 were western digital, 5 segate and the rest a variety of other brands.

Hope that helps ;-)
O.o that does indeed incourage me to go into the direction of seagate :O
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