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post #21 of 35
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Does anyone simply not trust WD drives? In my experience they break the most! I use Maxtor... yes im aware that Seagate bought Maxtor but there are still maxtor branded drives built and I buy them.
I have had the opposite experience TBH. I belive that WD and Seagate are better than Maxtor, but only because I have had a Maxtor fail
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post #22 of 35
I used both WD and Seagate.
WD: 3 for 3 drives survived for as longa s I needed them (then they were sold)
Seagate: 2 for 4 survived (other 2 DOA)

Enough said? My future purchases will be WD
post #23 of 35
I have a 212 mb WD that i put in the first rig i built in '97 that still works. Granted i dont use it every day still, but it still reads and writes. I love my WD drives.
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Seagate and WD FTW
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post #25 of 35
I hear so many people saying, oh this brand failed on me, but this other brand has never failed on me. It's very tiring. Chances are, you'll get some hard drives that fail on you. I think most of the brands out there are good quality, and some people just have bad luck.

Ofc, there are the occasional problems with a specific model, esp if it has some new tech in it.
    
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post #26 of 35
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Seagate and WD FTW
:drink :
post #27 of 35
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Use enough hard drives and you'll realise the failure rates for the big brands aren't all that different, barring certain flukes.

Anyway this drive is a few weeks old. WD has a 320GB single platter drive. Sequential transfer rates on them are superb.
Exactly, thank you.

Not to mention, less platters and less spindle(for write)
translates to less Watts.
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post #28 of 35
I've had 1 WD (1 yr!!) fail me and 2 Maxtor's (5 yrs). I can't say anything about Seagate as I've only had this one less than 8 months and I've had no problems so far. The WD just died all of a sudden, but customer support was great and I got a quick replacement and it's working fine.
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post #29 of 35
Western Digitals are some of the best drives, in my opinion. They're generally the cheaper drives, too. I've only had one died on me, which was an old second hand 10gb ide drive.

Maxtor apparently has a higher failure rate, but I haven't had a dead on yet. (I did have a new hitachi die on me tough.) Nice deal, if I had the money/need I might get it.
post #30 of 35
not new. just a deal. wrong section
    
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