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Old 02-13-2006, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Maxtor? Seagate? or Western Digital for the most reliable hard drives? (sata 250GB)
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in my opinion,

maxtor = cheap quality, cheap price.
seagate = cheap price, decent quality (compared to maxtor)
WD = high price, high quality.
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in my opinion,

maxtor = cheap quality, cheap price.
seagate = cheap price, decent quality (compared to maxtor)
WD = high price, high quality.
One person has a seagate drive fail and everyone thinks their low quality?

Seagate are the best quality drives, with western digital inches behind.
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wat bout the noise of the seagate drives?? compared to the noise of the WD drives
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noise depends on how the hard drives are put in. They have to have all screws on them, and tightly in place.
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Cant go wrong with WD or seagate.
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I have all Seagate's. not a single problem with them. one of them I got to replace a Quantum Fireball hard drive, which died.

the combined noise of all 3 hard drives is less than my CPU fan (a Thermaltake Silent Boost)
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The Seagate drives are actually more expensive in Australia than WD but it's worth it, it's just slightly better. I have both a Seagate and WD 80GB drive and there have been no problems.
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One person has a seagate drive fail and everyone thinks their low quality?

Seagate are the best quality drives, with western digital inches behind.
I also had a seagate drive fail, but I think that was because I used screws that were to long to mount it and I screwed them in to tight. The best brands are seagate and western digital.
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overall, I believe Seagate have the lowest failure rate, followed closely by WD.
there will always be at least a few cases of hardware failure with any brand, so if one or two people get a bad drive, doesn't mean the wole series is bad
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