I have both currently, and I have owned many in the past. Seagate hit a rough spot recently, but it seems to be kind of back on its feet. I would buy either if one was cheaper, but if they were the same price my gut would say WD.
I like Seagate TBH. Before the 7200.11 the Barracuda was nearly the fastest 7200 drive you could get. When the Perpendicular design came out it trumpt the competition for a while. I guess now it really doesn't matter. I have had both fail multiple times and never had any issues with RMAing. Get the one you like the best, just make sure to avoid the .11 series from Seagate due to firmware issues.
Between the 2, I Would say Seagate. Never had problems with them. Fujitsu makes AWESOME SAS/SCSI drives. Was not really a big fan of Hitachi till their 1TB drives came out, and that showed me that they have actually improved over the years. Most of the hard drives I have owned have been Maxtors, except for more recent purchases and they are great. And, I'll take a FreeAgent over a Mybook any day of the week.
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