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Anonymous
April 19, 2005 2:23:15 PM

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For IDE Hard Disk, what brand do you think is the most reliable?

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Anonymous
April 19, 2005 2:23:16 PM

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Most realiable?

Maxtor Maxline.

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April 19, 2005 2:23:16 PM

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I have had similar fail rates from all brands. Maxtor seems to have the
easiest warranty to deal with.

Kerry
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Anonymous
April 19, 2005 2:26:32 PM

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In article <ewoFAmORFHA.3704@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>,
Kerry Brown <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsystems.c*o*m> wrote:
>"Music Lover" <music@my-heart.org> wrote in message
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>> For IDE Hard Disk, what brand do you think is the most reliable?
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>I have had similar fail rates from all brands. Maxtor seems to have the
>easiest warranty to deal with.
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>Kerry
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IMO, since you have to understand that the disk _you_ buy, no matter
what brand, may die RIGHT NOW and treat your important data
accordingly, I buy based on price and performance.

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a d y k e s @ p a n i x . c o m

Don't blame me. I voted for Gore.
April 19, 2005 10:08:06 PM

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"Matt Gibson" <mattg@blueedgetech.ca> wrote in message
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> Most realiable?
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> Maxtor Maxline.
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> Matt Gibson - GSEC
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> "Music Lover" <music@my-heart.org> wrote in message
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>> For IDE Hard Disk, what brand do you think is the most reliable?

Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital are 3 common brands. I don't think one is
more reliable than the other.
Although other people would argue that statement.

EviL.
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 10:08:07 PM

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Yes, me being one of them.

The Maxtor Maxline series is designed to be more reliable (higher MTBF) than
the other brands.

Note: There may be other models from the other manufacturers that offer a
similar MTBF, but I'm not aware of it.

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> "Matt Gibson" <mattg@blueedgetech.ca> wrote in message
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>> Maxtor Maxline.
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>> Matt Gibson - GSEC
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>> "Music Lover" <music@my-heart.org> wrote in message
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>>> For IDE Hard Disk, what brand do you think is the most reliable?
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> Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital are 3 common brands. I don't think one
> is more reliable than the other.
> Although other people would argue that statement.
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> EviL.
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Anonymous
April 19, 2005 10:08:08 PM

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I've had never had a maxtor drive last longer than 2yrs. So I will get
nothing but WD drives.


"Matt Gibson" wrote:

> Yes, me being one of them.
>
> The Maxtor Maxline series is designed to be more reliable (higher MTBF) than
> the other brands.
>
> Note: There may be other models from the other manufacturers that offer a
> similar MTBF, but I'm not aware of it.
>
> Matt Gibson - GSEC
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> "izzy" <123@23.co.nz> wrote in message
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> > "Matt Gibson" <mattg@blueedgetech.ca> wrote in message
> > news:o 91waFJRFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> Most realiable?
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> >> Maxtor Maxline.
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> >> Matt Gibson - GSEC
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> >> "Music Lover" <music@my-heart.org> wrote in message
> >> news:epiMXYIRFHA.1096@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
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> >>> For IDE Hard Disk, what brand do you think is the most reliable?
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> > Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital are 3 common brands. I don't think one
> > is more reliable than the other.
> > Although other people would argue that statement.
> >
> > EviL.
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Anonymous
April 19, 2005 10:08:08 PM

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"Matt Gibson" <mattg@blueedgetech.ca> wrote in message
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> Yes, me being one of them.
>
> The Maxtor Maxline series is designed to be more reliable (higher MTBF)
than
> the other brands.
>
> Note: There may be other models from the other manufacturers that offer a
> similar MTBF, but I'm not aware of it.
>
> Matt Gibson - GSEC
>
> "izzy" <123@23.co.nz> wrote in message
> news:ezGEfYKRFHA.4028@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
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> > "Matt Gibson" <mattg@blueedgetech.ca> wrote in message
> > news:o 91waFJRFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> Most realiable?
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> >> Maxtor Maxline.
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> >> Matt Gibson - GSEC
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> >> "Music Lover" <music@my-heart.org> wrote in message
> >> news:epiMXYIRFHA.1096@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
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> >>>
> >>> For IDE Hard Disk, what brand do you think is the most reliable?
> >
> > Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital are 3 common brands. I don't think
one
> > is more reliable than the other.
> > Although other people would argue that statement.
> >
> > EviL.

HD manufacturers' reliability data are mostly unreliable, result from
accelerated test projections, and are not based on real-world test
conditions. The fact is that if hard drives were tested to failure in real
time, using real-world test conditions, by the time results were available
the drives in question would be hopelessly obsolete. MTBF is a very slippery
slope, and is commonly misused as a *predictor* of the life of a given
product. It has a brother--MTTF--(Mean Time To Failure) which would probably
be a better indicator, but I guess MTBF is more sexy for some reason.
Anonymous
April 20, 2005 2:09:12 AM

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Music Lover wrote:
> For IDE Hard Disk, what brand do you think is the most reliable?


Understand, you can get a lemon with any of them, however I have had my best
success with Western Digital.




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Don Burnette

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