Hard Drives and quality

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What do you think is the better quality hard drive

Western Digital
Other? please reply why other thanks.
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Hard Drives and quality

Postby Punker » Wed Oct 30, 2002 7:19 am

Hard drives are a very important part of any computer system. a quality hard drive is a must if you are to avoid any crashes or deaths to information stored on these drives. i feel the standard of hard drives nowadays have dropped but yet there will always be a company that has a better rating than others when it comes to their quality.
Companies have been achieving astronomical sizes nowadays with only 4 gigabytes being a huge amount of info a few years ago.

The main question does not come down to who has the biggest ones but rather who has the better quality control.
You choose

The top 4 who i believe are used the most and would prefer if you choose one of them but if you believe wholeheartedly that there is another brand out there that needs mentioning please tell

thanks :D

p.s if you would like to have a say on these companies mentioned particularly on hard drives, by all means post. just dun flame it.
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Postby jmstacey » Wed Oct 30, 2002 8:20 am

I go with WD. I have had several of their hard drives and so far only one has died on us, but we think that was because of a bas psu, about 2 weeks after the hd died the psu also died almost started a damn fire!
Thats just my opinion/rating though. 8)
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Postby useless comment » Wed Oct 30, 2002 10:05 am

I'll get back to this after I've used my new maxtor for a decent period of time. I also just installed a new WD in my sister's comp so those two are gonna be the ones for me to watch and see if either develops any problems. I've usually only owned Seagates and they have done well but I never really had anything to compare them to. My most recent drive was a Fujitsu 6.4/33, a little old but still quiet and stable.
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Postby gamepyrate » Wed Oct 30, 2002 2:58 pm

Yeah I choose WD too, cheap and fast--like Datektrader's dream girl. :lol:
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Postby datektrader21 » Wed Oct 30, 2002 5:30 pm

oh you know it :P
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Postby uniquemale69 » Wed Oct 30, 2002 7:16 pm

8) I choose maxtor for overall performance I have three of them and the biggest beef I can come up with is they are too small

1-30gig primary 5400 rpm
2-40 gig secondary 7200 rpm

3- 60 gig 5400 rpm

no.3 is on a diffrent sys. than 1&2
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Postby GillianTan » Wed Oct 30, 2002 9:53 pm

I had a Maxtor and an IBM, on both of them the platters cracked and I lost bout 80% of my data. I replaced those two with WD drives 3 years ago and they are still going strong. I currently run my system with two WD drives in addition to the other 2 for a total of 4, none of them have had any issues.
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Postby Mr T » Fri Nov 01, 2002 12:40 am

I go with IBM and Maxtor haven't returned one yet.............. however have a box here of 100 to test and most are either Fujitsu and WD!
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Postby Johnny Mnemonic » Fri Nov 01, 2002 6:30 am

Have a 10 gig Maxtor ATA/33 (It was once top of the line) 5400 that is about 7 years old or so. It's been formatted, moved, and abused more times than I could begin to think about, but not One bad sector yet.

My latest 40 gig Maxtor ATA/133 is soo fast and silent. Going strong for a few months now. I would never hesistate to buy Maxtor again, but Western Digital drives with the 8Mb Cache might be my only alternative.

Word of advice Punker, if you plan on getting a top of the line HDD, it's worth while to also pursue HDD Cooling, especially with the 133 or 7200 drives. Just extra insurance against downtime. I have a simple 80mm intake and have plenty of air space around my drives.
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Postby BobHumplic54 » Wed Nov 27, 2002 4:39 pm

Western Digital is the way to go. I have two that I have been running for two years and they're great.
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