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Favorite Hard Drive Manufacturer?

  

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  1. 1.

    • Seagate
      35
    • Maxtor
      16
    • Western Digital
      72
    • Other (Hitachi, Samsung, etc.)
      31


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i have used only wd in every build i have ever done...1 36gb raptor went bad after 2 weeks, but newegg replaced it.

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All the brands have died on me, except Western Digital... so far this brand has been flawless.

 

I have a 4 year old 40 gb WD PATA hdd working right now, and the thing doesn't show signs that is going to quit.

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I would have said Samsung a couple of years ago, but their customer support absolutely sucks in my opinion. You can't beat WD...they've been making hard drives since CP/M so they know what they're doing :)

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my 4 year old WDs still run like the day i bought them, quiet and solid. my maxor just crapped out on me though after only 10 months of usage. i think im gonna try my luck with one of the new seagates w/ perp. recording.

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Guest YuKoN

Of course I'd love a pair of Raptors. Bit rich for my blood tho-

 

I used to swear by Maxtor. But on my last build I got a great deal on my Seagate. Having used both, I've found the Seagate to be much quieter- in fact my pair of Cuda's running in raid 0 are quieter than any single Maxtor I've ever owned. I'm not saying the Maxtors aren't on par with any other drive of the same speed/cache- most mfgs are very close performance wise. So Seagate is my choice, until such time as I can afford the 10k drives-

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Guest erico

They are rock solid. Western Digital not so. I have had to RMA WD HDDs before.

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I can't actually say I have an overall favorite.

 

I have a Seagate (120GB in my old Compaq 8000T) that's still going strong, I have a Maxtor that's likewise still going strong, and I have a few WDs that are great, as well as a Samsung.

 

As far as performance goes, WD wins because of their Raptors. As far as value goes, I ahve to say I am very pleased with what Seagate has to offer, they have a good warranty, they are pretty cheap and don't seem to have too awefully many problems. Could be wrong about that though, haven't researched it much.

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Seagates have been running quieter, cooler & longer than anything else.

They all have a 5yr warranty & with their new "Perpendicular Recording" they kill all other 7200RPM HDD's &

even give the 10,000RPM Raptors a run for their money. :)

Have you used any of these drives with Perpendicular Recording? and if so did you see any improvement in seak time or any thing at all?

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