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Which is better for reliablity? WD or Seagate?

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May 13, 2009 10:17:21 PM

I'd go with the Western Digital. I've always had good luck with them. And for the same price, I'd rather have the 320GB than the 250GB Seagate. :) 

I just ordered (today) two 1TB Western Digital hard drives myself. They've always been reliable.

If you go Seagate, just don't buy the 7200.11 version of their drives. 7200.10 or 7200.12 are ok, but don't get 7200.11.

Depending on your budget, you might consider these:

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB (energy efficient) $89
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (Performance) $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both include Free shipping as well. Not to mention 3 times the storage of the WD drive you were looking for.
May 13, 2009 10:34:01 PM

I too would go Western Digital...
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May 13, 2009 11:42:48 PM

jerreece said:
I'd go with the Western Digital. I've always had good luck with them. And for the same price, I'd rather have the 320GB than the 250GB Seagate. :) 

I just ordered (today) two 1TB Western Digital hard drives myself. They've always been reliable.

If you go Seagate, just don't buy the 7200.11 version of their drives. 7200.10 or 7200.12 are ok, but don't get 7200.11.

Depending on your budget, you might consider these:

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB (energy efficient) $89
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (Performance) $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both include Free shipping as well. Not to mention 3 times the storage of the WD drive you were looking for.





i cant decide which to buy can you tell me which is better?


here are the ones im looking at:


http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-W32AAKS 52.99 Free shipping


http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-ST25S4 44.99 Freeshipping

would u still go with WD i dnt really need the extra 70Gbs

a c 353 G Storage
May 14, 2009 8:35:25 PM

Don't think there is a nickels worth of difference in performace/reliability (slight edge for WD). I believe both are single platter which means WD has greater density leading to possible performance gain over Seagate. Also the WD is sligthly cheaper per MB.

As previouely stated stay away from the seagate -11, and for me the verdict is still out on the Seagate -12. Wanted two 500 G -12's), but opted in the end for 2 WDs (blk 640's)

Added: for seagate might want to look at:

It's a -12, is 500 gigs vs WD 320 and is thinner and uses higher density single platted (500g per platter)
AND is only $3 more than the WD

www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-ST50S48
a b G Storage
May 14, 2009 9:27:19 PM

Seagate used to hold their own with WD. However, they've had some issues lately w/ the firmware problem and overrated seek times. WD has been solid. I don't know why anyone would go with a different manufacturer.
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