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Western Digital or Seagate? Better quality?

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January 12, 2011 1:52:36 AM
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January 12, 2011 2:40:35 AM

Kind alike me recommending what you should order in a restaurant if ya don't tell me what ya like :) 

Seagate wins big time on temps and noise...... most other things are close
Forget the blue's, Black is competitive with the 7200.12

See what ya wanna do then look at the charts

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[3016]=on&prod[2365]=on
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January 12, 2011 2:40:43 AM

Samsung Spinpoint F3 has been the best "bang for your buck" drive for a while now. 500GB or 1TB they are as fast and reliable as anything on the market and usually cheaper. Beyond that the WD Black is the best you have listed.
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January 12, 2011 6:31:49 AM

Well, there are no statistics for a comparison, so it is more a matter of personal opinion. However I've seen many Seagate 7200.11 and .12 dying lately, so I tend to avoid them.
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January 12, 2011 8:26:01 PM

Do you have any experience with that drive? I've hard alot of bad about "deathstars".
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January 12, 2011 11:17:17 PM

With four two desktops that have a total of 15 drives, I've learned that there are really only two types of drives out there:

1. Those that have died.
2. Those that will die soon.

For that reason, I tend to buy drives that get great reviews (I don't try to cut corners), but also have the best warranty policies.

I have been using WD Caviar Black drives for a few years and yes, I did have one die on 12/31/10, but WD sent a new one the same day.

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