Which hard drive should I get?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Eiji, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. Eiji

    Eiji OSNN Addict

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    I have 2 choices, can any of you knowledgable ppl tell me which is better and more reliable?

    Seagate Barracuda 200GB UDMA100 8MB Cache 7200rpm ST3200822A - £80

    Maxtor Diamond Max +9 200GB UDMA133/7200 8MB Cache 6Y200P0 - £77

    Thanks.
     
  2. eddieb

    eddieb OSNN Addict

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    I have both of them. Both work equally well. You won't go wrong with either one.
     
  3. Eiji

    Eiji OSNN Addict

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    But one is UDMA100 and the other UDMA133?

    Is that a big difference in performance?
     
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Get the Maxtor, better reliability and a little more speed if your motherboard supports it.

    No, 100 to 133 won't even be noticeable.
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    get the barracuda if you care about noise hehe - hate to confuse you - but have 120 Maxtor and 80 Baracudda here and I can HEAR the diff!

    [edit] mean I COULD hear the diff when my rig was working :( :( [/edit]
     
  6. Eiji

    Eiji OSNN Addict

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    Conflicting opinions.

    Oh, what to do :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  7. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    You'll never get a 100% vote going one way or another on HD's. Myself I would go with the Maxtor but that because thats all I've ever used and haven't had a problem yet (knock on wood). :)
     
  8. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    seagate is hast faster burst and sustained read speeds then the maxtor and is quieter :)
     
  9. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    /me likes both but go with seagate cuz better warranty and quality
     
  10. i think maxtor is better than seagate, i like western digital i own 4 WD hard drives
    but if you're picking between those 2 go with the 133 and i heard that maxtor is pretty good
     
  11. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I personally like Seagate and Western Digital over Maxtor. I'm not a fan of Maxtor because of some past issues with their drives.
     
  12. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    there is no right or wrong answer to this question. The best answer is to look at reviews also the warranty might be good to look at as well but its up to you which one you want as you saw you get people saying the seagate is better or the other way around, it comes down to what you feel is the best one for your money
     
  13. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Seagate. 'nough said.

    Heeter
     
  14. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Since Seagate offers 5 year warranties and Maxtor offers 1 year warranties, your decision should be easy.
     
  15. Maxtor.
     
  16. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Hard Drives are always an iffy subject, as I don’t know a single manufacturer who has not been complained about for issues with their drives. In most cases this is unfair for you got to remember a lot of drives are slightly damaged in transit which will shorten their lives considerably.
    My personal choice (having been a happy Maxtor and Seagate customer) is at the moment go Seagate.

    Here are my reasons
    1. Noise the Seagate is much quieter, you might have a noise case anyway with lots of fast fans, but you will still be amazed how far the high pitch wine of Maxtor drives travels and even with a noisy case you will get a quieter experience
    2. Packaging Seagate is ahead of the game in terms of packaging their “seashell” box essentially just an electronegative plastic box helps protect the drive from both electrostatic and impact/vibration damage
    3. WARRANTY with hdd being so “temperamental” is makes sense to go for a company offering 3 years (I think rather than the original 5) cover rather than a measly 1 year

    Hope This Helps:)
     
  17. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    thats what i based my decision on too
     
  18. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    ^^ I noticed matey :)
     
  19. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    LOL prodj - is your sig accurate?! Time to upgrade your HDs I think and this time make it so your sig can last for FIVE years, not ONE? !!! :) ;) :p
     
  20. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    lol..i own 2 maxtors but when i get a new hd in the future (maybe in 4months) im gonna go with the seagate barracudas!