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My Western Digital just went out. It was a month past its warranty. I want to know if anyone else has had problems with this brand. I've had three of their hard drives and everyone of them have gone bad, while I still have a 720mb hard drive that I bought in 94 or 95 (Seagate) still working like a champ. Any of you have any preferences on hard disk manufacturers? Any complaints / recommendations?
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I had some trouble with WDs several years ago, but my newer WDs are running great. Seagate has been very good to me over the years. I still have an old 540 MB Seagate from 10 years ago that runs great, and I have several (hrm...4 or 5) newer ones running at home. Personally, I stick with Seagates for all of my key machines.
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i have a 40gb seagate from 99 and it runs great
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My experiences with WD have been good overall. While I've had to RMA WD drives in the past, I've also had to RMA drives for pretty much every manufacturer.

WD is pretty flexible when it comes to RMA's, heh once my uncle's WD drive failed about three weeks after the warranty expired and they still sent him a replacement unit. Just make up a sob story like it failed two months ago but was in your aunt's system who doesn't know anything about computers... It's worth a shot.
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I agree with the others. Generally WD is a good drive but I have had the best performance from Seagate. On the flip side, I have been building systems for years and have RMA'd more Maxtor drives, by far, than any other. Good luck with the decision-making process. Computer electronics are somewhat of a crap-shoot, anyway.
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Seriously? I've heard tons of good stuff about Maxtor . . You're right about it being a touch and go subject though. Anyone know anything about Hitachi?
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