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Favorite Hard Drive Manufacturer?


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    • Seagate
    • Maxtor
    • Western Digital
    • Other (Hitachi, Samsung, etc.)

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Personally quite fond of Samsung Spinpoint drives - I have an ATA 160GB model and a SATA II 80GB model and both are impressively quiet (Very picky about noise). I've read very good things about Seagates, however, so my next drive will probably be one of those. I've also owned an incredibly irritating WD: it made a screachy/whiny sound that racked at my brain; and a Maxtor 80GB which seems all fair and reasonable, although the first one died on me after about 3 months of usage.

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Guest mori-kun

I would have to go western digital.....but then apart from 1 hitachi drive wd is all i use xD,

my 40gb ide has been on the go for 5 years now without problems....my 120 4years.....hope my raptors hold out the same...probbably not since they spin alot faster xD

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Right now, I'd have to vote for WD because that's mostly what I use. I've got 8 of them, a couple 20 giggers, a 5 gig, a 10 gig, a 60 gig, a couple 160 gigs, and a 120 gig. I bought the 20 giggers, 5 gig, 10 gig, and 60 gig off Ebay used. They are old and all have failed but the 5 gig because I can't use it. The rest are all running great so far. I've also had a Maxtor 40 gig and a Maxtor 60 gig. Both served me well until I sold them.


I've got a Seagate 320 gig on the way, I've heard good things about them so I'll see how it goes. I don't know what I'm gonna do with all of these drives and only 3 functioning computers.........anyone want any dead hard drives????

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I'm sticking W/ WD; have bought at least 5 over the years and not one of them has failed.


A bit off-topic: Seagate is for porn

Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn.

Check out the story here.

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