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Old 08-16-2004, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Western Digital or Maxtor?

Any opinions on which brand of hard drive is better quality wise?
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Old 08-16-2004, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Personaly I prefer Western Digital. I have used both and have had way too many Maxtors literally blow up on me.

Plus, the Western Digitals (new line) are very quite.
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I favor Western Digital Hard Disks over other brands. Their documentation and online help is outstanding. I have installed maybe eight or ten WD disks over the years in my PC's. They are reliable and that is my reason for installing them.
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Thanks, that's what I figured.

I can't pass up a 120 GB WD drive for $50.
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I like Western Digital aswell What models are you looking at?
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The Merlin,

Not sure about the model, it's on the front page of the Fry's ad. It is:

120 GB
ultra DMA/100
7200 RPM
8.9ms Seek Time
8 MB buffer

That's all the info I have. There's a $30 mail in rebate that knocks it down to $50.

Thoughts??
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Old 08-16-2004, 07:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i don't know about dma but i would go with SATA or serial ATA ( same thing just some places call them diff). you can only use SATA if you have conectors for it, i think that is a great deal though. i'm gonna buy a 37 wd raptor for my new computer, i say go with wd, my dad has one and a maxtor and i think the wd is quiter, the maxtor is the slave though i think.

what ever is close to the raptor 37, i don't know exact numbers but it's close.
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Old 08-16-2004, 07:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sounds like an ATA Caviar...
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The Merlin,

Not sure about the model, it's on the front page of the Fry's ad. It is:

120 GB
ultra DMA/100
7200 RPM
8.9ms Seek Time
8 MB buffer

That's all the info I have. There's a $30 mail in rebate that knocks it down to $50.

Thoughts??
Yeah, thats about the same model as mine, but mine is 80gb Ultra DMA is just another name for ATA
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WD of course...
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