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Simple Answer: Western Digital, Seagates fail more often.
    
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Considering that WD is cheaper where i'm going to buy than Seagate, And most of you say WD is better(Or more reliable than Seagate) i think 'm going to be getting WD then..

My old IDE 7200 Barracuda Drives (2 of em') are still running thou..
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I find WD fails more often than Seagate. I usually recommend Seagate.
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For me it'd be Samsung F4 320GB -> Western Digital -> Hitachi -> Seagate
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I used to be a seagate fanboy after a WD drive died on me and seagate was more reliable/cheaper/faster at the time. (And my OLD seagate was still running) - this was back when my WD drive that died was an 80gb... However, WD seems to have improved a LOT since then, and has higher quality products in my opinion now, and I have switched to buying only WD drives now. (Seagate drives also seem to be getting worse, both in my experience, and the forums. I was going to buy a Seagate Momentus for my laptop but 95% of the people who tried it in my specific laptop had LOTS of issues with it)

Go Western Digital!
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Hmm.. Will look into what version of the Barracuda the shop has..

And WD Drives..
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Hmm.. Will look into what version of the Barracuda the shop has..

And WD Drives..
ive had my seagate (500GB) for just over 1 year and its already messing up.
    
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I would gladly pay more for WD.
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post #29 of 71
The only difference between WD and Seagate at this point is that Seagate never bothered to release anything special after they crapped up a few years back.
They are both About the same in terms of quality as of this moment. Its just that Seagate fell on its butt a few years back and never bothered to get back up and release anything worth buying while WD decided to release Raptors, Caviar Black/Blue/RE4 etc.

Also, WD seems to have been going through a bad phase recently. I just completed building dozens of computers with WD Drives a few months ago and several have failed already. I also had a Bunch of DOAs intended for workstations a few days ago.

Ive found Samsung Drives to be faster (proven) and more reliable (subjective) over the past few months.
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I would go with the Western Digitals. I used to use seagate drives as they were very reliable. At work we have Seagate hd's that have been going strong for 5-7 years.


When i built my rig 3 years ago, I went with a couple of the 7200.11 500gig drives. Both originals have died and I RMA's them. One of the RMA's drives has died this weekend. I have several friends that I build PC's for with the seagate drives, have their hard drives fail on them as well. I wont be purchasing anymore Seagate drives considering I have seen first hand 6 drives go bad within 3 years.

I have heard nothing but good things about western digital drives lasting without failure. I am hoping my new 1tb WD drive lasts longer than the 3 years that my seagates didnt last.
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