Best Hard Drive Manufacturer

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  1. nucklearknight

    nucklearknight New Member

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    What's the best overall HD manufacturer?
     
  2. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    i think most people like western digital
     
  3. Doomsday

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    wd or seagate
     
  4. CabbieNamedAxel

    CabbieNamedAxel OTCC|SF OT Supporter

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    nothing but good experience with seagate, although a lot of people recommend the wd raptors.
     
  5. Rommel

    Rommel friends forever

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    I've just had a seagate die on me. It was barely a month old, aswell.
     
  6. Cock Diesel

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    For notebook HDs: Hitachi. Fucking knock-on-wood reliability.

    Desktop HDs: WD. :dunno:
     
  7. Cock Diesel

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    Remanufactured Seagate 500GB drive failed just as soon as I got it home. :ugh:

    I got my money back. Never buy things from super-sales filled with knockoff Chinese goods.
     
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    Hitachi or WD
     
  9. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i've had all brands die on me. i still like seagate because of the 5 year warranty
     
  10. trouphaz

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    i've always been fine with WD or Seagate.

    (just fixing typo)
     
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  11. Ebtromba

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    seagate ftw
     
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    shits weak
     
  13. TankedOutSuicide

    TankedOutSuicide These aren't the DJs were looking for...

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    Another vote for Seagate and Hitachi....failure rates are not that bad compared to others
     
  14. dissonance

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    Seagate or WD or maybe Hitachi.

    For enterprise SATA drives Hitachi is top right now (in both performance and quality), I don't know much about their desktop variations though.


    I did have one of my Seagate ES.2 1TB drives die within 2 weeks of buying it. Not a big deal since I got a replacement within 3 days for free.

    EDIT: (typo correction)
     
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    from my experience

    WD > maxtor > samsung
     
  16. nucklearknight

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    You have more than one 1tb drive?:eek3:
     
  17. trouphaz

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    at 1Tb, you really have to be seriously considering mirroring. that's a ton of stuff that is too easily lost with a single drive failure.
     
  18. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    I run a RAID-5 with 5 1TB drives. I then have a 320GB drive split in to partitions for my OS/prog. 1 partition XP stuff, the other Vista. I will eventually delete the XP partition and purely use a virtual machine in Vista for my XP stuff. (The 320GB drive is from my RAID before getting the 1TB drives).
     
  19. nucklearknight

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    Dayum :p
     
  20. Bencorn

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    Do you have to have 64bit to bypass the 2tb raid 5 limit or just a higher end card? I have two 2TB raid 5's because I couldn't go over the the 2tb limit.
     
  21. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    I didn't even bother trying to do a >2TB volume. I just have it set as 2 logical ~1.8TB volumes. So as far as Windows is concerned it is just 2 2TB drives.

    One volume is purely movies and the other is all of my other storage.
     
  22. trouphaz

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    are you the one who works for the storage company?
     
  23. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    Yea. I'm a price analyst so I don't really deal with products in technical aspects in extreme depth. I do work a lot with product management and development people, so I have to know pretty much everything an average consumer would about our products and our competitors. And then things an average consumer may not so I can explain why we can charge a premium or vice versa.

    The plant I work at is the external data storage facility. I don't deal with internal storage, chip development, etc but I do hear things about them from time to time.
     
  24. trouphaz

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    one other question. do you have a full sized version of your AV? :p
     
  25. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    I'm pretty sure I do at home. I'll send myself an email reminder and post the link in this thread later.

    EDIT: fullsize AV here... www.dissonance.us/crap/7.jpg
     
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