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Blitzkrieg

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#2
I personally like Maxtor for harddrives, but out of the two you listed? I say Western Digital.

However, you are going to get mixed results no matter where you ask this question, don't expect one to shine above the other.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#6
Can't talk from experience, but I've only had complaints/rants from people about seagate drives failing/crashing
 

Reg

eXperienced!
#9
Personally, I have enjoy Western Digital HDs. I haven't had one crash on me yet. My longest running WDHD is 5 years old and has had no problems what so ever. I have had two Seagates in my day, both have crashed.
 

melon

MS-DOS 2.0
Political User
#10
I've been using WD since 1995. Only have had one fail on me--and it was a refurbished drive that was given to me for free. So, if that's any indication, never buy a refurbished hard drive. :p

The Special Edition 8 MB buffer drives are great.

Melon
 

Krux

Nissan Powered
#11
well I've used and lost both brands of hard drives, but of the two I like WD better.




Reg why in the world does your "Linux" computer have a 9700 pro in it and your xp one have a geforce 4 440? just woundering why you would need that kinda power in an OS that can't play games for jack....:D just woundering;)
 
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Indomidable

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#12
I've owned both drives and WD is better. Right now I have a Maxtor and WD 60Gb's and the WD has more space then the Maxtor. :eek: But the Maxtor acceses faster then the WD.:cool:
 
#13
I have a few old WD drives that are still ticking, but I recently got a newer 120GB (8MB cache) drive and it crashed three days later. I RMA'd it and the replacement one died in a short time too. I ended up getting a Maxtor instead and has been running fine since.

Maybe it was a bad batch or whatever, but I'm a bit jaded on them for now.
 
#15
Well I'm going to break the pattern with saying Seagate. :)

Reasons:
- Bad experiences with recent WD:s
- Seagate is quieter
 
#17
i have 2 Western Digital 120GB Hard Drives on my computer and i have never experienced any problems with any of them *touch wood* :rolleyes:

Fujitsu 40GB Hard Drive (master)
Western Digital 120GB Hard Drive (Slave)
Western Digital 120GB Hard Drive (master)

:cool:
 

Krux

Nissan Powered
#18
Originally posted by sboulema
w00t another stupid brand x versus brand y thread :rolleyes:
what a worthless post..... I smell spam:eek:



Ive had a few maxtor drives that have gone out to one made a screetching sound when it went out was kinda like those tornado warning things.
 
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bheagle

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#19
I work in a company that uses about 70 hard drives in it, and I have to say Western digital is the way to go, we have removed the Maxtor name from our purchase list because of a VERY high failure rate... we once had 35 of them, this was 1 year ago we now have 3 left out of that 35......

in other words MAXTOR SUCKS!!!

We have about 10 segate drives and so far they are nominal but not expecting to buy more of them.
 
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Blitzkrieg

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#20
Maxtor sucks you say?

Funny, I have a harddrive in my other machine thats a Maxtor...its been running for 5 years now...and still going strong...

I have 3 other ones, one for 2 years, and still nothing wrong with it. I have 2 in this machine (80gigs), they've been going for 2 months and still no sign of problems.

So I don't know where you got your 35, but perhaps you just hit some bad luck, who knows.
 

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