Your Hard Drive of Choice

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your hard drive of choice

  1. IBM

    16 vote(s)
    11.5%
  2. Western Digital

    68 vote(s)
    48.9%
  3. Quantum

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Seagate

    19 vote(s)
    13.7%
  5. Maxtor

    30 vote(s)
    21.6%
  6. Fujitsu

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  7. Samsung

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  8. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. RACEOMATIC

    RACEOMATIC Pecan Grower

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    Maxtor Drives

    My brothed inlaw is a A+ technician, he just did a job for a school where he installed 100 40GB Maxtor hard drives out of the 100 he had 10 drives that were bad thats a 10% failure rate on new Maxtor drives. :lol:
     
  2. tX2002

    tX2002 New Member

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    uhum well i have here


    120GB wDigital

    80GB maxtor

    60 Seagate

    and i love em all but

    western is the ****! best ever!

    so props to the other 2! :evil:
     
  3. The375Boy

    The375Boy New Member

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    MAXTOR 7200prm 8mb cache ATA 133
     
  4. The375Boy

    The375Boy New Member

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    Hmmm i donno i have my good ol maxtor 80 gig (ata133, 7200rpm, and 8 meg cahce) works great
     
  5. Oblivious

    Oblivious DivrerHaeven Seinor Mebmer

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  6. nieves

    nieves personality tweaker

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    IBM does the trick for me. I have an 40gigs model, 7200rpm.... I have been using it for 2 years now. I find it reliable and the noise level is low. I'm content and I'll probably stick with IBM's models in what regards hard drives.
     
  7. BONEHEAD

    BONEHEAD New Member

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    Seagate hands down. But I also run Scsi so this is not fair to choose:lol:
     
  8. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy New Member

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    Maxtor

    Maxtor have always been the most reliable drives;)
    But then again I haven't purchased one in a while.

    Proof of this is Seagate and Maxtor were once manufactured by the same company.
    Still have drives to prove it:D (packed away somewhere)

    Western Digital seems new and exciting (ALTHOUGH)
    I have been using Maxtor drives since '90 never let me down :D

    Just my humble opinion:D
     
  9. Crash Override

    Crash Override Banned

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    I've got 2 Western Digital 80GB 8MB Cache HD's running together in a RAID 0 configuration

    Funny thing is WD's site says they are 8.9ms AST (Average Seek Time) drives yet every test I run shows them having a 6ms AST
     
  10. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    yea I love zerofilling and refromating my maxtor drive every month becouse of logic errors couseing the system not to boot ,..... go with western digital
     
  11. Impulse

    Impulse l33t

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    For IDE hard drives, I choose Maxtor and Seagate...
     
  12. Asuka

    Asuka BANNED

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    I'll have to say that Seagate is clearly the best! :D
    I've had a Seagate Barracuda 20GB (7200rpm) for a long time, and it was fast and always very reliable! Before I've had Western Digital and Maxtor dirves, but they were of the not-so-fast and not-so-reliable sort :dead:
    Recently, I got myself a Seagate Barracuda IV 80GB (7200rpm) because place was running out on the 20GB one (for some time already, actually), and it absolutely rocks! Not only it's fast, but also *very* silent! I always have to look at the case's HD led to see if it's running or not :D
     
  13. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    most hard drive makers are good nowadays, as for WD not being reliable, well I certainly cant vouch for that. ive 5 of their drives, one is 6 years old, still performs quite well, always has.... IMO the WD JB SEs are the cream of the crop. unless of course we are talking SCSI :evil:
     
  14. peroni

    peroni New Member

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    I've got three Maxtor's so I kinda forced to choose it as my manufacturer of choice.
    One did fail within a month though but it was promptly replaced by them. Actually one thing I really like about Maxtor support is the option to have an advance replacement.
    Does WB have that too?

    Edit: As I'm buying another HD I did some researches and saw that WB also have the advance replacement option but only for US and Canadian users.
    Screw them I'm going Maxtor once again
     
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    re

    i like to run many OSes and only IBM can do it for me with no prob, used to have many prob. with WD on the same config.
     
  16. DrBeltway

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    Had a 20M Seagate in my amber-screen 286 years ago. It died and was unceremoniously thrown in the trash. Didn't even know what RMA was back then.

    Haven't owned any Hitachi drives. (IBM's hard drive line was recently bought by Hitachi, and didn't own any while they were called IBMs either)

    Have had fujitsu, WD and Maxtor drives. Have had to RMA quite a few maxtors for various reasons (bearing whine, bad sectors, etc), but never for total failure. RMA procedure is usually fast and reliable except recently, which took weeks instead of the 2 days to advance-ship replacements as advertised). Running 2 new 6E040L0 fluid-bearing 40G drives. Extremely quiet and fast reads (~55MB/s).

    Had to RMA a 20G WD for motor failure. RMA was fast and replacement has been running fine for about 4 years now. Old and slow, but reliable.

    The ancient 1.6G Fujitsu is still running fine in a friend's computer.

    Heat and crappy power kills hard drives.

    My hard drive of choice is QUIET, RELIABLE and FAST, and I haven't found it yet.
     
  17. Wedge

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    Western Digital is the only way to go
     
  18. chachster

    chachster New Member

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    I prefer Western Digital. I have had nothing buy WD since my old 486 and all have performed well!
     
  19. BLâzéR Evo

    BLâzéR Evo New Member

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    IBM seems good to me
     
  20. MDboyz

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    Western Digital is always the first choice.
     

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