Brands of laptop Hard Drives

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  1. Chris

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    What to buy

    Seagate, Samsung, WD?

    I want a tough drive, that can handle the most impact
     
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    Toshiba (one with 16MB cache)
    Hitachi
    Samsung
    Fujitsu
    Seagate

    Overall, none are really durable. Best idea is get a laptop that has an accelerometer to park the heads when it detects free-fall (IBM Thinkpad)
     
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    I'd put Fujitsu and Hitachi at the top of that list, because I have excellent experience with both brands in multiple HDD-equipped devices.

    As for the impact issue, get a Thinkpad or a Toughbook and keep it in a padded case. Levenger.com sells "Laptop PJs" that is a padded leather case that lets you use the laptop without removing it first.

    Better yet, be careful.
     
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    Pelican makes awsome cases.
     
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    I have one for my Game Boy SP. It's pretty nice, yeah; same style as what I was suggesting for this guy's laptop.
     
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    i like hitachi and seagate the best, but i would take any one of those drives listed

    i'd stay away from western digital and maxtor (even though i think maxtor now is made by seagate and has decent warranties)

    i have a nikimi hard drive that is 5 years old and still running strong, i've never heard of that brand before. i originally had 2 of them, the other one died 2 years ago
     
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    Bump up to a 7200RPM drive to reduce file-seek time and increase transfer speed a bit. It doesn't really cost much more these days, and it will perk up your older laptop nicely -- ESPECIALLY if it's using a 4200RPM drive right now, which it probably is.
     
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    newer toshiba laptops do this as well
     
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    Toshibas have heat problems, though. Fujitsus also make a lot of heat, but they radiate it better.
     
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    I had a hitachi 7200 rpm that died on me. Switched to seagate recently. The hitachi is a little faster from the benchmarks that i've read.
     
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    I have Fujitsus in my laptops and they dont seem to have any issues
     

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