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Old 04-26-2005, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best brand for hard drives and why?
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Western Digital are really high in performance, but a bit too loud, and they end up getting screwed up after 2-3 years. MAxtor live for a really long time, very quiet, but low performance. Hitachi are very good too, they are built like tanks! I don't know much about the others. There's another one that you listed, Fujistu or something like that. That was my first hard drive, 6.02 GB, I had it for about three years. It ran HORRIBLE!! It was so slow, 55RPM! YEAH!! NOT 5500, 55 RPM!! ALso, the board under it, the chips blow up pretty quickly.
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Seagate all the way!
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I heard Segate is good too, I don't know much about the Seagates.
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Seagate gets my vote b/c of the reliability. Some of the other brands might have faster "seek" times and thus "slightly" faster performance. But, I think the reliability more than makes up for it. WD is supposed to be great too - but for their high end drives like the Raptor. Haven't heard as many good things re: their 7200's compared to Seagate.
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My old PC has a Maxtor in it. It is VERY quiet but a tad on the slow slide. My current PC has a Western Digital and is VERY noisey and not as fast as i'd have hopped but still faster than the Maxtor..
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I've been very pleased with my new Hitachi SATA drive, and I've been pretty happy with my Enhanced IDE Western Digital which is about.... 3 years old I would say. I dont know what is so good about the Raptor considering it costs three times as much and doesn't have hardly any storage.
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Western Digital are really high in performance, but a bit too loud, and they end up getting screwed up after 2-3 years. MAxtor live for a really long time, very quiet, but low performance. Hitachi are very good too, they are built like tanks! I don't know much about the others. There's another one that you listed, Fujistu or something like that. That was my first hard drive, 6.02 GB, I had it for about three years. It ran HORRIBLE!! It was so slow, 55RPM! YEAH!! NOT 5500, 55 RPM!! ALso, the board under it, the chips blow up pretty quickly.
#1: Their were not 55 RPM hard drives while we were alive

#2: Maxtor is fast and unreliable, not slow and reliable.
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