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Old 07-25-2004, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Who is the best for making hard drives?

i have always used western digital, but is seagate, maxtor or samsung any good?
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Old 07-25-2004, 10:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Seagates prettey reliable and lasts long, as i own one myself.
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Old 07-25-2004, 10:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I like Seagates and Western Digital's
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With HD’s, you always get every manufacturer ‘slated’ sooner or later in posts like this, as one poor bugger has had one of their drives fly apart. From personal experience, I like Seagate Barracuda drives for reliability, and the Western Digital Raptor for data transfer speeds.
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i would say either maxtor or western digital
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no one is best, no one is worst, if I have to give my opinion, then I have these drives:

Western Digital , Seagate, Maxtor, Hitachi

NOw my experience is:

Maxtor = loud
Hitachi = good
WD = very good and Quiet as well
Seagate = Quietest and excellant.

for just testing how their customer suport is: I mailed WD and Seeagate both (aking for soem informatin that I knew already), both have really nice sustoemr support (this is a very unlikely event you get proper customer support (ASUS is FINE example of WORST customer support)

specially I would like to thanks Seagate Personels, they arent good in products, but top of the class customer support as well.
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i've had MAXTOR 4 a few yrs now. I haven't xped any prob at all & they're defenitely not LOUD!! that my op. itz yur choice. gd luck.
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I had a maxtor once, and it shuts downs like an aircraft engine stops, i use ti think that it might be the processor's fan niose, so i never noticed it seriously, once I have to remove hard drive as I applied new thermal pad to my processor, and runned it for 2 hours as burn-in time without booting, and to my surprise, CPU's fan wasnt making a noise, then I came to know its the H/D that let others know that yes, I have shut down my system. as Now I have 4 times more powerful machine as before, and accordingly it shuld make more noice due to fans as its hotter, but its 3 times as quiet as my previous system, just because I am using S-ATA's this time and none of them is Maxtor.
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Ive just bought a Samsung and I has a three year manufactuerer warranty Very worth consideration ! Registered when you download their H.Disk utility programme
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