Originally posted by apokalipse
yeah WD drives are a bit faster than Seagate's generally (7200RPM drives)
Maxtor's are some of the fastest, but I think that is partly why they have a higher failure rate
This has only been recently due to the 16 meg cache.
However this raised the price, and they still have a higher failure rate.
I think Maxtor's problem is that they are spending lots of money researching new technolagy, but it never fully comes thru. WD and Seagate than use this technolagy, and for Maxtor to keep it's spot it needs to make even cheaper drives.