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Old 12-06-2005, 11:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Maxtor is crap. Out of 10 hardrives that come in bad, I would say 8 are maxtor.

Western is best, Seagates alright if you are using SCSI, otherwise I'm always a western Digital guy.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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wd no doubt. I have worked on a ton of hard drives and almost never is it a wd. seagates are not bad but maxtors blow.
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Old 12-06-2005, 12:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Both my WD and Maxtor died within a week of each other so now I am sporting Hitachi brand.
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Both my WD and Maxtor died within a week of each other so now I am sporting Hitachi brand.
They call your hard drive the deathstar. You are cursed.

I use seagate or Western Digital. Maxtor and IBM drives always, always die on me.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah... I've got to agree with Seagate & Western Digital.
Those are the only 2 drives i'll use.

Seagate has excellent free utilities and their customer support is fantasic. That's my experience anyway.
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I've got a 160GB 7200rpm Hitachi hard drive and it's awesome . Most other people would go with Seagate or Western Digital though.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:19 AM   #17 (permalink)
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They call your hard drive the deathstar. You are cursed.

I use seagate or Western Digital. Maxtor and IBM drives always, always die on me.
Nah. The Deathstars were when IBM made the drives. Mine are working great and don't make gawd awful sqeaking noises like my WD.

As far as being cursed, well maybe by something since I had two drives and my PSU die within two weeks of each other. Hopefully that's the end of that.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:21 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Western Digital, Seagate and Hitachi make very good hard drives.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:50 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I currently have 1 Hitachi 80GB, a Maxtor 40GB, a Maxtor 160GB and a Maxtor 300GB.
I only bought the Maxtors and the Hitachi cause they are much cheaper than other brands over here.
Otherwise I would go with Seagate, but they are hell expensive.

I had 2 disks die on me in the past. A Samsung and a WD.
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:14 AM   #20 (permalink)
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In my career is a technician still ongoing it seems when the companies I worked for bought maxtor they regretted it and now we have switched them to Hitachi, as the maxtors always fail on us
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