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Old 06-17-2004, 04:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I know these are old hard drives, but I have had a bunch of quantum bigfoots die on me. I switched to a used seagate 17.2 I got off ebay and so far its working good in this old PC. It is real quiet compared to the quantum. TomW

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Old 06-17-2004, 05:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have a personal loathing for Maxtors. They are the biggest P.O.S.


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Old 06-17-2004, 05:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hard drives are very quirky things. Ask around and i bet you will be able to find groups of people that have horror stories about every single harddrive model. The fact is that there are so many working parts in a computer that having something going wrong isnt so much a question of will it, but when will it. Hard drives have a lot of moving parts and its understandable that you are going to get a bad few off of a production line.

Having said that, i personally only use WD as i think they are the best. Yet only a couple of posts ago it was said that someone had to return three of them. It just comes down to personal preference i guess.
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Old 06-17-2004, 06:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Actually WD does have the 3 year warrantly.
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Old 06-17-2004, 07:10 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I have just bought a Western Digital SATA150 Raptor, 10,000 rpm, 8MB cache. It really doesn't want to do anything at all. I bought it a brand new HighPoint controller instead of the onboard and it still doesn't want to do anything.

My first problem with WD, but I expect problems with most HDD manufacturers at some point.
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Old 06-17-2004, 10:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I've always used Maxtor HD's on all my boxes & I've never had a problem. I always thought they were pretty reliable.

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