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If you've gone through 3 drives in a short period of time, I'd be willing to bet that you're not cooling them enough. Have you considered a hard drive cooler? Just to test it out, why not swap the position of this replacement drive with your other hard drive. If the other one fails, then you'll know it's temps.
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Originally Posted by n19htmare
Hitachi and Seagate seem to be what im looking at.

Whatever happened to Quantum?
Quantum was made by Maxtor. I still have a Quantum in one of my old PC's. Very noisy, but works. I agree, Seagate is probably my favorite drive. I have WD's in this machine just cause I got a deal.
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I have incredibly bad experiences with the seaggates. Western digital all the way Oh well.. Whatever meets your budget really, WD and Seagate are fairly good companies...hitachi..er... yeah.. It's like a rip off of a good name, I personally hate hitachi.. It just sounds so crappy. Haha and their tv's suck too so blah.
    
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I have the seagate baracuda, SATA 120GB. It's been in use as the sole hard drive in my rig for over a year. It has no audible idle noise but the seek is quite loud which I actually like because I like to know when it's working. It's been through about 5 partition changes, 3 full formats, 10 installations of windows, and was even dropped once and it still works like the day I got it.
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