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Hitachi, Seagate or WD, who makes the most reliable hard drive?

Just read this article. I never see Hitachi mentioned in build suggestions, should they be?

http://www.techspot.com/news/55399-backblaze-data-shows-hitachi-and-seagate-as-most-and-least-reliable-hard-drives-respectively.html
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  1. Seagate is great
  2. Not according to the data in this article, in fact, they are by far the worst of the three.
  3. Best answer
    Hitachi UltraStar drives are very reliable, but they cost a lot.

    Personally, I've been using WD a lot in recent years. Their Green line was bad, but the Black and RE lines worked great for me.
  4. jimthenagual said:
    Not according to the data in this article, in fact, they are by far the worst of the three.


    .Years ago Hitachi were bad .My Seagate are still working well and quiet.
  5. Hitachi sold its hard drive business to WD years ago. I'd expect similar reliablity now between Hitachi and WD. It depends a lot on the drive model, mind you.
  6. WD is better bet i guess, i had all three brands. Only wd is survived, 3 hitachi and 4 seagate drives failed in my lifetime so far...now i hv decided to only buy WD. i even hv WD Green drive and it wrks without any problem. but WD green is not a good option for desktop coz it is slow compared to WD black...
  7. donw said:
    WD is better bet i guess, i had all three brands. Only wd is survived, 3 hitachi and 4 seagate drives failed in my lifetime so far...now i hv decided to only buy WD. i even hv WD Green drive and it wrks without any problem. but WD green is not a good option for desktop coz it is slow compared to WD black...


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  8. It depends what your hard drive build quality and your motive to use this drive. Also affected is how you use it.
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