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Old 12-12-2009, 05:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There are virtually no differences between brands of hard drives.

The real buying point is warranty length.
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The real buying point is warranty length.
Hardly, the warranty has very little to do with drive reliability.
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I never said warranty had anything to do with reliability.

I am saying that because the technologies and designs are so similar, one is better off buying on warranty.

Same goes with video cards.

Because as already mentioned many times, everyone has different stories when it comes to good and bad experiences.
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I half agree with your point.
It is, I would say, impossible to know drive reliability in advance so I understand where you are coming from. On the other hand there are differences which show through when there is a big failure like a lot of the seagate 7200.11 but is far less obvious in the face of a large field of similar numbers.
Genetically we are 99% the same as everything else, that doesn't mean that the 1% isn't important or doesn't make a difference. (I don't know enough about genetics to support those numbers but it is like that and I'm sure you get my point).
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That's true.

I was speaking in the case if one compares very similar models/products, having the only difference be in the warranties.
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Fair enough.
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