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Poll :Faster and better hard drive, excluding Raptor

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Which company makes the faster and better hard drive?

Total: 14 votes

  • Seagate
  • 65 %
  • Western Digital
  • 36 %
January 29, 2007 2:20:30 AM

After voting, please explain why you voted for that one! This will help me make my decision. Thanks! P.S. : (Please don't include the Raptor in your decision).
January 29, 2007 2:37:44 AM

Just take a look at THG HDD charts. Most of the more budget minded HDD's from WD are on top of Seagate
January 29, 2007 2:38:48 AM

Why i choose Seagate?

It is backed by 5 years warranty. In fact, i never have a single failed hd from seagate. Three of my wd crashed in less than 1 year.

Take care.
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January 29, 2007 2:47:50 AM

Never, ever by a Maxtor.... I know they have been bought out, just wanted to get that on record...

Actually, the Samsungs have been impressive of late, cheap and fast.

I like the 5 year Seagate warranty however, although I don't know how much of that is to reassure all the former Maxtor customers worried that Seagate will get contaminated by bad quality as the absorb Maxtor.

Did I mention that Maxtor drives suck?
January 29, 2007 3:00:26 AM

Thanks for the advice The_Vorlon. Its too late for my wifes comp. She has a Maxtor and it started making noises a few days ago. So no, i won't get Maxtor anymore. I know they don't last. A friend of mine recently bought the Seagate 500gb, sata 2 with ncq. He will let me know what he thinks of the drive next weekend when he builds his comp.
January 29, 2007 3:14:40 AM

WD Near Line drives. Designed for 24/7 operation, 1 Million hours MTBF, 5 year warranty.

Lets see, if I RAID0 them that cuts my MTBF down to 500,000 hours, bummer. 8)
January 29, 2007 3:18:38 AM

I thought the Seagates were the ones with the 5 year warranty, and the Western Digitals had a 3 year warranty only? When i went to the stores, this is what i was told. HMM.....
January 29, 2007 3:57:12 AM

My votes in for the perpendicular Seagates. Slap a pair of those in RAID1 (oh no I lost half my storage space! What a bummer at AU$0.40-50 a gigabyte), and you've got yourself great fastitude. It isn't a word, but it should be, if only for this occasion.
January 29, 2007 4:29:12 AM

It's model specific.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=250

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My votes in for the perpendicular Seagates. Slap a pair of those in RAID1 (oh no I lost half my storage space! What a bummer at AU$0.40-50 a gigabyte), and you've got yourself great fastitude. It isn't a word, but it should be, if only for this occasion.


Actually RAID1 is slower because it has to write the same thing to each drive. You gain better reliability. Which is nice for those who don't have NAS or tape or DVDRW or a fireproof safe to keep the hardcode in or and offsite location where you do them and they do you. But if you *do* have all the above it just seems a bit, I don't know, paranoid maybe? :twisted:
January 29, 2007 4:58:11 AM

So, am i correct by saying that SOME Western Digitals have a 5 year warranty, while ALL Seagates have a 5 year warranty? Also is Seagate more confident in their drives by offering a better warranty?
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