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February 13, 2003 9:15:26 PM

Which is the best: Western Digital S.E 8MB cache ATA100 or Maxtor Diamond Max 9 8 MB cache ATA133?

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February 13, 2003 9:23:31 PM

Pretty much the same really. Ive seen benchmarks showing that the diamond max9 is slightly faster, but in real life situations the noticable differece is ZERO.
Both are fast.

Go with whatever takes your fancy. Though the W.D comes with a 3 year warantee... i dont know if the Maxtor drive does?


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February 14, 2003 12:34:55 AM

Maxtor comes with 1 year warranty. I will buy soon, so tell me wich one and I'll buy it.

What about WD 10000rpm SATA 150?
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February 14, 2003 2:03:52 AM

I've no experience with WD, but my Maxtor experience tells that they are reliable

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February 14, 2003 4:43:23 AM

Well considering that the performance of the two is so similar, and that the Western Digital comes with a <b>THREE</b> year warantee... it would be a bit silly to get the maxtor dont u think?

regarding the WD 10K rpm drive... it sounds extreemly good i know, but its aimed at enterprise systems, only comes in one capacity (1 platter, 36Gb) and probably wont be available to the masses for quite some time :( 
i hope they release a 72Gb edition sometime soon, but im not holding my breath

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between 450 and 500 FPS in Quake3 deserves to
be severely beaten with a rock. :smile: </b>
February 14, 2003 5:32:35 AM

My experience with Maxtor and WD has been with Maxtor being more reliable, BUT with most of my failed WD drives being around 2.5 to 3 years old! What does that mean? It means the failure that is more likely to occur is also more likely to be coverend under warranty. With my luck, my Maxtor drive would fail the same day as the warranty ended and my ISP would be down that day.

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February 17, 2003 9:06:30 AM

The Western Digital would be the best choice due to it's 3 year warranty. it is also a quieter drive in operation I believe!
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