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.
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.... just woundering
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.
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.