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Which SATA II Hard Disk Brand would you recommend

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April 13, 2007 3:10:01 PM

Which Hard Disk is the best brand for 320 GB, SATA II, 7200 RPM, 16MB?

a) Hitachi

b) Maxtor

c) Seagate

d) Western Digital

e) Other - Please specify brand

April 13, 2007 6:19:25 PM

It will ultimately depend on the model drive you choose, however as an overall answer, I would say that western digital makes high quality fast drives at a good price, I use mostly all western digital drives for the computers i build using SATA and SATAII. I also have had good experiences with seagate with their server drives, I am not sure if the quality of those drives also carry over to their desktop line. Are you looking for a high performance drive (10K RPM) or a standard desktop drive?
April 13, 2007 7:10:37 PM

The seagate with PMR (perpendicular magnetic recording) are extremely good and have a longer warranty of 5 years versus the standard 3 years.
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April 16, 2007 6:11:59 AM

Western Digital is, by far, the best choice.

In my experience, WD drives last forever with reasonable care. I have several WD drives in older computers, some of which are 10 years old, and they continue to run flawlessly. In the event that a drive does fail (couple of office machines over the years), WD has a no hassles RMA policy provided, of course, that the drive is still under warranty.

The 3-platter 500GB Caviar SE16 is currently the fastest 500GB drive on the market, and it's priced under $150 from New Egg.
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September 14, 2010 6:46:03 AM

September 23, 2010 3:48:02 AM

I pick D i have always gotten Western Digital drives and the first drives i bought from them still work great.
Only had one fail on me but it was dropped in the past so that prob contributed to its failure but still lasted a long time.
September 24, 2010 7:05:06 PM

i've actually suspected if wd product varies from country to country. years ago my wd died exactly end of the 1 year and seller want extra money for new one but i did not give anything. many years later i did same mistake and bought wd again and never work so i sent it back.i'd same problem with samsung two hdd.they stopped 1 year later.i don't know maybe just my luck...

i used quantum,maxtor hdd's then later and now seagate hdd's.until now i don't have any trouble with seagate.