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Old 02-26-2009, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When are your opinions of this type of HD?

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Old 02-26-2009, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In general, stay away from maxtor drives... Even with Seagate buying them out, I still do NOT like the idea of maxtor in a computer.
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I second that, Maxtor has given me nothing but trouble for years.
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Even with Seagate buying them nothing good has happened. Even Seagate drives are starting to have random issues....
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I concur with everything said above. I have had nothing but problems with Maxtor over the years. The few seagates i have owned were not the greatest either. My WD on the other hand have always done me justice.

In fact just had a Seagate dye on me this very week. 5 years old. But my 4 year old WD is still kicking strong with just as much use to it.
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Maxtor are bloody awful drives.


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Old 02-27-2009, 05:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have one in my server right now... Has 8 bad sectors on it... But thankfully Spinrite recovered them sectors and supposedly marked them bad, but I am waiting for other sectors to be bad here soon, 8 year old 40gb drive...
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What do you guys think is the better 500 GB drive: Seagate Barracuda or Western Digital Caviar?

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I personally like the Seagate 7200.11 500gb myself. If you're going to get a WD in that range, get the Caviar Black 640gb.
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I have a 500gb 7200.11, works ok, but doesn't seem to be as fast as my wd versions...
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