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Old 01-22-2007, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are Seagate Barracuda hard drives fast and reliable?

Just wondering because my computer came with one and it seems to work good, but is it worth it to get a WD and keep that as a slave?
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If you want the extra storage go for it.
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Mine is kinda small right now (160GB).

Is Western Digital the way to go right now? Should I go for a different brand name?
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Made up my mind, getting this one as a Slave for music/video/games.

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0077704&catid=

Looks like a good deal, half-price, only problem is that it's IDE.
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Made up my mind, getting this one as a Slave for music/video/games.

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0077704&catid=

Looks like a good deal, half-price, only problem is that it's IDE.
What makes IDE problematic?
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It's old technology, and I'd have to remove one of my DVD drives to use it. It's no big deal though, as long as it works.
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Seagate have the lowest failure rate, and 5 year warranties on all drives.
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Seagate have the lowest failure rate, and 5 year warranties on all drives.
When Building PC's, why do people recommend Western Digital then? They're the cheapest?
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I think western digital and seagate are just competing companies. I have had a job that included destroying HDD's (about 100 of them) and a bunch were WD and seagate. So far the seagate's have been the hardest to destroy physically, while WD have been close behind on the level of destruction.
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When Building PC's, why do people recommend Western Digital then? They're the cheapest?
it's because they're cheaper. That, or people are looking for a faster drive (i.e. a Raptor 10K RPM)

WD make good drives, but Seagate ones are the most reliable.
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