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167 Million HDDs Shipped In Q2, WD Leads

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September 7, 2011 3:19:02 PM

YES ! Caviar Black power baby ! :p 
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September 7, 2011 3:40:50 PM

I may be in the minoroty, but WD drives have always given me problems. I tried a Samsung and have been a fan ever since.
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September 7, 2011 3:46:24 PM

167 million HDDs, that's a LOT of porn
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September 7, 2011 3:50:28 PM

Love WD HD's. Have had a few issues with Seagate HD's in the last year or so, so I'm staying away from them at this point. Might score on the Samsung F3 1TB HD soon, before Seagate screws them up, but time will tell.
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September 7, 2011 4:11:24 PM

I also had a few issues with Seagate HDDs but only with 7200.7 and 7200.11 series.
Now I'm using both WD and Seagate in my system and they are pretty solid. Nothing has died on me yet.
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September 7, 2011 4:16:28 PM

I have many WD drives. like 15+. ranging from 10+ years old to 2 months old.

I have never had a problem with ANY of them.

Only problem i have is with the WD external drives. takes it apart, pull the HDD. working fine. their HDD's are great.
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September 7, 2011 5:02:57 PM

It looks like the hard drive market is consolidating into mainly two companies. That seems to be the way it goes in the PC component world. I wonder if it's a good thing for consumers.
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September 7, 2011 5:10:54 PM

WD HDDs have been quite good for me so far. Only 1 failure while 3 Seagates failed in 5 months.
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September 7, 2011 5:21:12 PM

I think that WD does a better job marketing their product than their competitors. Aside from marketing, they are also huge in the external hard drive market so when you have a WD external hard drive, the first thought for the layman would be to buy a WD HDD.
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September 7, 2011 5:29:32 PM

since my cheap option (maxtor) is gone. i have always stuck with WD drives. never had any problems with them at all. im staying away from seagate though
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September 7, 2011 5:32:43 PM

weatherdudeIt looks like the hard drive market is consolidating into mainly two companies. That seems to be the way it goes in the PC component world. I wonder if it's a good thing for consumers.


it has generally been that way for the last 5 years. everywhere you go you have only WD and seagate to choose from and rarely see any samsung or hitachi HDD unless you go online
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September 7, 2011 5:42:45 PM

Been using WD for a while now. Only on my recent build have I picked up a couple F3's. I personally like both.
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September 7, 2011 7:08:52 PM

captaincharismait has generally been that way for the last 5 years. everywhere you go you have only WD and seagate to choose from and rarely see any samsung or hitachi HDD unless you go online


And 10-15 years ago I remember the 2 being WD and Maxtor, with Seagate being available but generally more expensive and harder to find.
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September 7, 2011 7:20:06 PM

I've been using a pair of Raid 0 WD Velociraptors since they were launched in 2003. Never had a single issue and they still run my operating system partition.
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September 7, 2011 7:45:34 PM

My WD Black 1TB just crapped out on me a couple of days ago after a little over a year. In any case, my Samsung F3 (x2 Raid 0) is working great so far... love Samsung.
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September 7, 2011 7:57:40 PM

yep, I hear the new 2TB Samsung Spinpoint drives are extremely reliable, and are actually the least expensive. If you want pure raw dependability, forget both WD, Seagate and choose Hitachi.
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September 7, 2011 8:26:49 PM

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YES ! Caviar Black power baby ! :p 


i love my 1TB black caviar. but i was surprised when it gave me a low score on the windows experience index
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September 7, 2011 8:47:20 PM

lunyone said:
Love WD HD's. Have had a few issues with Seagate HD's in the last year or so, so I'm staying away from them at this point. Might score on the Samsung F3 1TB HD soon, before Seagate screws them up, but time will tell.
Hi. :hello:  I'm just like you,I love my Western Digital Hard Drive Discs & especially the Veloci Raptor :)  . That's as far as it goes though,because you will not see me getting samsung :pt1cable:  . Samsung is just a load of trouble if you ask me :fou:  . Although I have not tried their HDDs yet,but every thing else I have. Also I've tried seagate & I thought the same as you. :lol: 
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September 7, 2011 9:46:31 PM

captaincharismasince my cheap option (maxtor) is gone. i have always stuck with WD drives. never had any problems with them at all. im staying away from seagate though


I've had both Maxtor drives that I have owned fail =D
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September 7, 2011 10:33:41 PM

2 out of 5 WD Black reported critical smart error on me after 1 year of 24/7 use, luckily i got 1 to 1 exchange from WD. Always have backup on at least 2 HDD.
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September 8, 2011 1:19:51 AM

weatherdudeIt looks like the hard drive market is consolidating into mainly two companies. That seems to be the way it goes in the PC component world. I wonder if it's a good thing for consumers.

Well, for example, 2TB 7200RPM HDD prices have actually gone up a bit, so there's your answer...
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September 8, 2011 2:49:24 AM

Stay away from cheap wd greens. I had a dead on arrival drive after getting it from the store and a one that died 2 months after rma. Now I'm putting the replacement on the shelf.

I did some research and it has something to do with the "energy saving features" the wd greens use. They power up only when access and power down. This actually wears the drive much more causing it to fail faster.
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September 8, 2011 5:19:58 AM

Wish I Was Wealthy said:
Hi. :hello:  I'm just like you,I love my Western Digital Hard Drive Discs & especially the Veloci Raptor :)  . That's as far as it goes though,because you will not see me getting samsung :pt1cable:  . Samsung is just a load of trouble if you ask me :fou:  . Although I have not tried their HDDs yet,but every thing else I have. Also I've tried seagate & I thought the same as you. :lol: 

I'd have to agree with "Wish I Was Wealthy" he's so damn cool! :sol:  I'm so damn cool also! :sol: 
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September 8, 2011 5:27:48 AM

johnsmithhatesVLC said:
Stay away from cheap wd greens. I had a dead on arrival drive after getting it from the store and a one that died 2 months after rma. Now I'm putting the replacement on the shelf.

I did some research and it has something to do with the "energy saving features" the wd greens use. They power up only when access and power down. This actually wears the drive much more causing it to fail faster.

Hay johnsmithhate. I've a pair of those WD Green power in raid and none of them have given me trouble yet. ;)  Maybe you just had some bad luck. :lol: 
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September 8, 2011 5:32:04 AM

lunyone said:
Love WD HD's. Have had a few issues with Seagate HD's in the last year or so, so I'm staying away from them at this point. Might score on the Samsung F3 1TB HD soon, before Seagate screws them up, but time will tell.

Hay lunyone, :pt1cable:  you maybe luny after all. :lol:  Buying that samsung idea may have fried your brains out. :lol: 
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September 8, 2011 6:26:55 AM

Its funny, people will stay away from a brand from one bad experience, you need to look at the big picture. You cant make a random assumption from 1 or 2 failures. If you have ever worked in the warranty department of a PC manufacturer like myself, you have a much better idea of whats going on.I have been out of that job for a while (5 years), but back then samsung, seagate and maxtor had the highest failure rate, and most catastrophic failures. Also, many of the failures are due to the way drives are shipped, have you seen how courriers and storepeople handle goods? im surprised there arent more DOA hard drives.
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September 8, 2011 3:42:01 PM

AMD X6850 said:
I've had both Maxtor drives that I have owned fail =D


i'm in the minority there. i never had a maxtor drive fail on me. they i had no choice they were always the HDD i i got when getting a pre-built system .but I never did get them when i started building my own systems though
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September 10, 2011 6:21:21 PM

have had seagate, western digital and a samsung all begin to fail on me. However they all were used 24/7 appart from the seagate one. drive any hard drive hard for a long time and it will fail.
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September 10, 2011 9:24:29 PM

irh_1974167 million HDDs, that's a LOT of porn

People save porn? That stuff gets old soooo quickly. Who wants to watch the same thing over and over again when you can get new stuff?
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