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  • Seagate 7200.10

    Votes: 18 75.0%
  • Western Digital SE

    Votes: 7 29.2%
  • Hitachi T7K250

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  • Samsung Spinpoint T

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Hello guys. I'm kinda pis**d right now since my brand new Maxtor HDD died on me after 2 weeks and numerous problems. I decided to change the HDD brand, but with what?<br>
I have a couple of options:<br><br><b>1.Seagate 250Gb SATA2 7200.10 16Mb buffer</b> - a bit more expensive than the others, but it has the advantage of perpendicular recording wich gives it a speed boost + 5 years waranty<br><br><b>2.WD 250Gb SATA2 WD2500JS 8Mb buffer</b> - I found a mix of good and bad reviews on it. Most complain it's very hot, but this doesn't affect its performance.<br><br><b>3.HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 250Gb 8Mb buffer</b> - what I found: excelent acces time but low transfer rates when compared to the others.<br><br><b>4.Samsung SPINPOINT T 250Gb 8Mb buffer</b> - it seems to be really quiet, cool and also the least expensive, but it has a somewhat higher RMA rate.<br><br>
What do you think? Bare in mind that the seagate is also 10$ more expensive, the 16Mb buffer don't come for free and I don't know if they're worth it.<br><br>
Other sugestions are welcomed, but I would keep them under 100$
 

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Seagate, after 3 of them I won't buy anything else.....except Raptors.
 
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10x man, I was thinking of the seagate also... if it wasn't for the ultra high demand I would have had it by now. I'm only trying to see if there are other options, but it seems there aren't.
 

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I have never used anything other than WD, so that is what my vote is going for.
 
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Seagate. 16mb buffer, perpendicular recording, can't be beat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 
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Now it gets intresting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> 2-1 Seagate-WD Anyone else?
 

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I've had them all and I don't see a frigging difference, despite all the problems says they've had with their Maxtor, mine have been reliable and as a matter of fact I still have from a year and a half ago. <br />
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Now, I have 2x Hitachi, 1x Maxtor and 2x Segates in RAID 0, in 2nd rig I have 1x Samsung and 1x WD Caviar..........I'm yet to experiece an issue with any of them. <br />
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Nevertheless, the Segates are more appealing due to the newer tech, 5 year warranty and the sweet 16MB buffer, so that's where my vote is at, Plus they're not expensive.<br />
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I also had the Desktar which all 5 that I had end up in the garbage, I tried to collect from IBM but the bastards said that the info was incomplete, yet I had the invoice from egg and the serial numbers they needed, I got a number I could call but didn't bother to pursuit the issue, so from that day forward, I will never in my life buy an IBM product ever and will not recommend to anyone, in the contrary, I'll tell them that they're crap and horse crap and they should aboid IBM like the herpes.<br />
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Go for Seagate 320GB drives! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> I just got 4 off NCIX! <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 
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I'd go for the WD250KS 16mb instead of the others.<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
Runs a cool 40-41C all the time.
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've had them all and I don't see a frigging difference, despite all the problems says they've had with their Maxtor, mine have been reliable and as a matter of fact I still have from a year and a half ago.<br><br>
Now, I have 2x Hitachi, 1x Maxtor and 2x Segates in RAID 0, in 2nd rig I have 1x Samsung and 1x WD Caviar..........I'm yet to experiece an issue with any of them.<br><br>
Nevertheless, the Segates are more appealing due to the newer tech, 5 year warranty and the sweet 16MB buffer, so that's where my vote is at, Plus they're not expensive.<br><br><br>
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I also had the Desktar which all 5 that I had end up in the garbage, I tried to collect from IBM but the bastards said that the info was incomplete, yet I had the invoice from egg and the serial numbers they needed, I got a number I could call but didn't bother to pursuit the issue, so from that day forward, I will never in my life buy an IBM product ever and will not recommend to anyone, in the contrary, I'll tell them that they're crap and horse crap and they should aboid IBM like the herpes.<br><br>
IBM =:turd: <--Bib Pile of steamy.</div>
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seriously tell me how you really feel......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><br>
my vote is for the WDs.....I've had maxtors fail on me....and since seagate is now owned by maxtor, I wouldn't go near them....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">seriously tell me how you really feel......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><br>
my vote is for the WDs.....I've had maxtors fail on me....and since seagate is now owned by maxtor, I wouldn't go near them....</div>
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I could have sworn that it was Seagate bought Maxtor, not the other way around. I also thought that Seagate wouldn't introduce their HDD technology into their own lineup, just use and sell their optical media.<br><br>
Anyway, my vote is for Seagate. There's an old 2 gig Seagate drive upstairs in my dad's computer, still chugging away after 6 or 7? years.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I could have sworn that it was Seagate bought Maxtor, not the other way around. I also thought that Seagate wouldn't introduce their HDD technology into their own lineup, just use and sell their optical media.<br><br>
Anyway, my vote is for Seagate. There's an old 2 gig Seagate drive upstairs in my dad's computer, still chugging away after 6 or 7? years.</div>
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Yep, you are right. Seagate bought Maxtor, see <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10558135/" target="_blank">here</a>.<br><br>
I've had two Maxtors and a Western Digital and none of them have failed me. However, an important note is that I got all of these drives old, during Maxtor's prime.<br>
My vote goes to the Seagate because it has the best features for only $10 more. If you don't want to spend the extra $$, then get the Western Digital. Both are great hard drives <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 
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well i was wrong.....anywho I would still stick with WD....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I would take the seagate, I had a SE16 and it died and I got it RMAed and the 2nd one started sounding like the first one, so I sold it and bought a raptor.
 
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<a href="http://labs.anandtech.com/products.php?sfilter=260&pricepgb=yes" target="_blank">http://labs.anandtech.com/products.p...0&pricepgb=yes</a><br>
I say get the Price per GB<br><br>
the 250GB <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822152025&ATT=22-152-025&CMP=OTC-d3alt1me" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...P=OTC-d3alt1me</a><br><br>
and the 320GB <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140</a><br><br>
are $.30 a GB, i bought the 320GB a few months ago and works great!
 

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I like wd but I would buy the seagate in this situation.
 
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Hey guys, 10x a lot for the feedback. As you can see the score is an overwhelming 15-3 in favor of the seagate so I guess I'm going to stick with this one. Still, I may choose the 320Gb flavour if I manage to convince my wife of the utility of such an investment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cheers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cheers">
 
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