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post #11 of 71
Either is fine as long as you stay away from hitachi.
I personaly prefer WD or Samsung
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post #12 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by justinjja View Post
Either is fine as long as you stay away from hitachi.
I personaly prefer WD or Samsung
Hitachi have had some great drives lately. Don't let the deathstars steer you away from them.
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post #13 of 71
Samsung > WD > Seagate > the rest
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western digital!
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post #15 of 71
Personally I always go for WD but thats just me.

I've owned 10-15 WD drives over the past few years. Only one ever gave me issues (failed SMART test, no data loss) and they had a replacement at my house within 4 days...
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post #16 of 71
I've had great experiences with pretty much every drive manufacturer except Seagate. I've had about three of there drives fail out of the four I've owned. I think I just had a particularly bad bit of luck with them, but I really didn't enjoy the RMA process. Toshiba or WD get most of my business these days.
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post #17 of 71
buying HDD is a gamble whether you choose WD or Seagate since there's no telling when it will fail on you. So if your data is precious to you, set up a raid redundant HDDs. Good luck!
    
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post #18 of 71
Hmmm
DO NOT GET Seagate 7200.11 or Seagate 7200.12 1Tb
Other than that my 500Gb Seagate is faster than my friends 1Tb WD Black for large files it was something like 15% faster. But the WD Black overtook it in files smaller than 512Kb. I havn't really found a problem with my HDD so far. Although it has gotten slower and does sometimes click really loudly when searching for a file. This might be me using it a hell of a lot now seeing as my external HDD got stolen AND that my backup arrived DOA (Seagate 7200.12 I reviewed it before actually)
So now going for WD/Samsung for backup

RMA for Seagate is terribly slow, they also tend to be very rude sometimes. Have had amazing experience from them and very bad so I really can't say its bad or good here.

I will tell you this, Seagate is amazing at 2.5" drives, all my externals took so much punishment (one had been shot at with a low-power nail gun about 6 times... tech class really was a joke, even my macbook has holes in it. Laptop wars was not the smartest idea, whoever came up with was border-line retarded) they all still work, and fast XD
Too bad that one got stolen
Edited by Alex132 - 2/28/11 at 11:59am
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post #19 of 71
WD all the way. Never had good luck with Seagates and we have had a bunch of failures in our Dell Optiplex 780s recently.
post #20 of 71
Seagate lost a bunch of reputation with a whole string of failures of its 7200.11 series. Supposedly 7200.12 is much better, (I'm using one) but there are still detractors from Seagate. I would get the WD over seagate at those prices, since not only is WD cheaper, they have a better track record for reliability.
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