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  • Maxtor

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • Seagate

    Votes: 5 33.3%
  • Western Digital

    Votes: 5 33.3%
  • Samsung

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 6.7%

  • Total voters
    15
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I'm thinking of getting an external HDD (Well, external enclosure and "do it myself.")<br />
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I usually just make a partition on my HDD for my music and movies and such, incase I have to reformat my main partition with Windows, but I rather have an external since having it "mobile" would be a plus, and on top of that I'm going RAID 0 soon, and I won't be able to do that any more unless I get another drive. So I mind as well. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Samsung has been good to me for the most part, cept its insanly sensitive to voltage and such from what I seen. When I had a really crappy PSU that used to eat HDDs, Samsungs were gone within two weeks, while other brands seemed to last at least a week or two longer. Not sure if I should be worried if going with an external enclosure.<br />
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Don't need any help with size, etc, just looking for a brand. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Pretty sure I'll see Seagate and Western Digital, but I'd still like to see. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Been using different Maxtor HDD's for years, and never ever had any trouble with them. Some people think Maxtor is crap though.
 

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HDD's spawn fanboys like no other - but in a mild form. Everybody has a differing opinion on which company is the best and will swear up and down that another company is begging for data loss or failure
 

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im a seagate fan. . .but i think they just bought out maxtor and the two will have (if not already) the same internals . . ie the same reliability . . but in different sizes. . so you should be safe w/ either of those 2 . .<br />
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Edit. . Maxtor will be sproting 3 yr warranties and seagates sticking with its 5 yr.<br />
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I had all of them and all have proven to be reliable. I like WD and Maxtor and this is my first time ever trying some Seagates, they're ok IMO, I just got these because of all the features compared to the WD, Max and Sam.
 

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Dont even look at Maxtor, I replace about 3 a week. I actually have a freezer at work just for maxtor hard drives, if you shrink the platters in it you can squeeze about 30min of stable usage, enough to ghost it to a Seagate or a Western Dig. <br />
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I'd go with Seagate first and WD as a second choice.
 

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I've been running Seagates for over five years now, from my K6-2 500mhz and up, that I can remember. I've never had a drive die on me and they're all I'll use at work unless it's a Raptor.
 

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WDs. Although my 300GB Maxtor IDE has been great. It's like Shaq. Big, slow, and solid.
 
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