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Poll Results: Who is the worst HDD manufacturer(s)?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 9% of voters (5)
    Western Digital
  • 9% of voters (5)
    Seagate
  • 24% of voters (13)
    Maxtor
  • 3% of voters (2)
    Samsung
  • 5% of voters (3)
    Fujitsu
  • 9% of voters (5)
    Hitachi
  • 7% of voters (4)
    HP
  • 7% of voters (4)
    IBM
  • 5% of voters (3)
    Toshiba
  • 16% of voters (9)
    Excelstor
53 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
i was googling to see if i could find a study to find out the percent of hdd failures from different manufacturers, but it seems that its not easy for anyone to get a solid number on this.
SO, ive posted a poll asking "WHO DO YOU THINK THE WORST HDD MANUFACTURER(S) IS/ARE?" and tell why if you could, thanks

p.s. this is multiple choice
Edited by cometman - 5/19/08 at 7:19pm
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post #2 of 16
Excelstor really need to be off the list...is a waste of space.
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post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Excelstor really need to be off the list...is a waste of space.
well they're a hdd manufacturer so i listed them. plus, its multiple choice so you can choose more than one if you like.
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post #4 of 16
I've had 6 Maxtor's fail. I've never had a WD fail or a Seagate Fail. My old 30GB drive that came in my Compaq some years ago didn't fail per say but was doing increasingly worse until I replaced it with a Seagate drive.
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post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
anyone else?
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post #6 of 16
wd, never a problem,i had a couple seagates go,wd for me.
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post #7 of 16
I've seen Hitachi and Toshiba drives fail everywhere I look. The old (10+ yr) Maxtor drives used to fail a lot, but I'm not entirely sure about the modern ones. Starting from about the year 2000, Seagate has been very reliable in my experience with them, but I've started to hear rumors of failures with recent models.

And out of the MANY western digital drives I have seen and owned, only 1 has failed. It's my girl's and I'm currently looking for a head replacement for it, and it took 6 years of near 24/7 operation to get to that point.

Of course I'm excluding the infant deaths (within 2 months, before the burn-in period was up) that had to be RMAd, but that applies to everyone.
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post #8 of 16
I have the exact answer you are looking for. If you remember correctly google did a study on this

Check the PDF i attached.
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post #9 of 16
I've had 2 250Gb Seagates go on me. My 250Gb WD has outlasted them by far. WD FTW!
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post #10 of 16
am currently running 26 or 27 (dont remember what my linux box has in it for sure) seagates in various desktops and servers and have had exceptional luck with them
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