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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 #11 of 16
Over the years I've had several Maxtor drives fail, as well as a couple of old IBM deathstars. I seem to have the best luck with WD, Fujitsu and Seagate drives.
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post #12 of 16
The worst hard drive manufacturer is easily Maxtor. I've replaced literally over a thousand of them

Seagate makes the best drives.
post #13 of 16
I have to say Seagate to be the worst. Out of 4 computers I've built, 2 were WD and 2 were Seagate .10s. Both seagates made clicking noises and eventually failed.
post #14 of 16
Excelstor and Maxtor = Fail
 
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Thread Starter 
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I have the exact answer you are looking for. If you remember correctly google did a study on this
yea and i was looking at that, and then i saw this article that said the study from google was inaccurate. Not sure if it's plausible, but its interesting none the less.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,129558/article.html
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post #16 of 16
I have 1 40gb WD, an 80gb WD, and a 120gb Hitatchi, all of similar vintage (about 7 years). No problems with any of them.
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