question about Harddrives. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-25-2005, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 133
Send a message via AIM to Augsy
Default question about Harddrives.

I dont know if this is true everywhere but from what ive seen Maxtor, and seagate Hd's are more than western digitals. What is the reason for this, are they better or just more expensive?

Augsy is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 187

I wouldnt suggest maxtor, i have had a ton of problems with their sata drives, WD and Seagate are solid hard drives.

Thermaltake Shark
OCZ 700W GameXStream
Asus M2N32 SLI
AM2 X2 5600
Corsair XMS 2x1GB
Western Digital Raptor 150 GB
2xBFG 7950GT
AZNRockThis is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Field Engineer
SHAWN's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,697
Send a message via AIM to SHAWN

maxtor sucks. WD quality owns all IMO. seagate isnt to bad either.
A+, Network + , HP Certified Tech and MCP

Specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1095T, Asus M477TD, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 1T, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, ATi HD4650, W7, 27" HL272 Monitor
SHAWN is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 02:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 133
Send a message via AIM to Augsy

ok thanks for the help!
My LeEt CoMp
Asus A8N-SLI
AMD Athlon 3500+ venice
Enermax 535 watt PS
2 x 512mb OCZ premier series
XFX 6800 GT (1100/400)
WD Sata II 250 GB HD w/16mb cache
Lite-on 1693S DVD-RW
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
windows xp pro
Augsy is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
Capricorn's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 372

I used to swear by Maxtors, myself. I've got them in four different machines right now and they're running great. (These are all older IDE drives though. Haven't used their SATA drives.) One the other hand, I had a one of a pair of 160 GB Maxtor drives fail on me after only three months. (Luckily I was using them in RAID 1, so I didn't loose anything.) The little research I did at the time seemed to think the general quality of Maxtors had gone downhill in the last year or so. That's the first one I ever had fail.

On the other hand, I've had several WD drives fail. I've had several that didn't, too. One place I worked bought a batch of HP Pavillions that had WD drives in them. Over the first six months almost half of them failed. HP sent our tech guy a new case of WD drives to replace the remaining ones. The replacements did fine though. I also found WD drives to be noisier in general.

Now, I'm using Seagates exclusively -- at least until they start failing on me. They're very quiet and very fast. I've use a bunch of the SCSI drives in the day, and they only seemed to fail when they were ancient.
Case: Enermax CS-A106USB
Motherboard: ASUS P5N32-E SLI
CPU: Intel E6300(idle 35C/load 39C)
RAM: OCZ Platinum Rev 2 DDR2 800 MHz (4 x 1GB) 4-4-4-15-T1 (2.1v)
Hard Disk: Seagate 2x250GB SATA ST3250620AS in RAID1
Monitor: Mitsubishi DP900u
Graphics: BFG GeForce 8800GT PCI-E
Sound: SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia v.2-400 4.1 speakers
Optical: LiteOn 16X DVD-ROM; Sony DRU-710A DVD-RW
Capricorn is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 04:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 94
Send a message via AIM to neo214

I have a maxtor and it's fine, I would only say don't get a Hatachi, their jumpers are all F'ed...
neo214 is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 04:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS

Maxtors are unreliable

WD are great harddrives unless you get their value line, and if you do their as bad as maxtor.

Seagates are great but more expensive

DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.