I need to buy a New HD

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  1. thahamer

    thahamer New Member

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    My Harddrive always used to give me Disc Read errors. When i first got it, it worked fine. Then it started giving the error, and I would have to hit ctrl-alt-delete and it would restart and turn on OK. About 2 weeks ago It gave the error, I hit Ctrl-alt-delete and it restarted but it gave the error again. I restarted like 30 times and it didnt wanna work right at all. I had to overlay the OS for it to even turn on, so now I have 2 OS's on the computer. I dont know if I should Format the computer and reinstall, or if maybe I should just buy a new Harddrive. I thought maybe the Harddrive just sucked, but i dont know much about hardware.

    If i am buying a new Harddrive what should i look for? The one i ahve now is made by Western Digital... and its about a year and 3 months old.

    what are good brands to go with?
     
  2. monolith

    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I would go with seagate. But we don't know if your system supports sata, so we can't recommend that... yet.
     
  4. thahamer

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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Seriously, listen to jolly. You might be buying a drive that isn't compatible with your motherboard.
     
  6. thahamer

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    I bought the Maxtor 200 gig. I checked my motherboard which said it had 2 UltraATA133. The harddrive i bought also says it uses Ultra ATA133
     
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    wow, you bought a maxtor? ata-133? Please return it... it will die on you.
     
  8. thahamer

    thahamer New Member

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    Are you serious?
     
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    Whats wrong with them?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    ... they die ...

    did you skip my post?
     
  12. Lateralus

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    Maxtor sucks man, Seagate is the brand to go with now or Western Digital they're prices are almost the same but Seagate comes with a 5 year warranty.
     
  13. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    mother. fucking. :werd:


    i KNOW OT is gonna kill this site and mebbe whak the server, but:

    http://harddrivehell.dyndns.org

    pls refrain from using the M... word or i may have to stab you in the face with a fork over teh intarweb, mmkaythx
     
  14. thahamer

    thahamer New Member

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    Ok well i bought themaxctor.. I dunno mnaybe it will suck but my computer wont even recognize the fucking thing. Maybe i have to update the bios?
     
  15. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    not only are you a n00b, but you're stupendously stupid as well for not following advise that the tech GODS here (me and... well just me) have given you about that brand hdd

    :squint:
     
  16. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    and people say I'm cocky :mamoru:
     
  17. thahamer

    thahamer New Member

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    Eh.. i didnt see the posts till after i bought it. It was only like 60 bucks so worst case.. i lose 60 bucks.
     
  18. danskmacabre

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    Hmm, I quite like Maxtor HDDs actually.
    I own a couple, both 80GB ATA133s and have owned them for a couple of years with no probs. (had them for a few years now)
    I also have a 20gb Maxtor which I got 2nd hand ages ago and it's still going strong.

    I recently bought a 160GB MAxtor HDD which also works fine

    A lot of people say they suck, but well, in my experience, they seem fine.
     
  19. RyanL

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    Yes because your expience with 3 hd is > all...

    Seriously people, just because it hasn't had any issues for you doen't mean that it won't for other and that it is what they should get.
     
  20. danskmacabre

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    I never claimed MY experience is better than ALL, I merely said that IN MY EXPERIENCE I've had no probs.

    But since you mention it, quite a few ppl I have met, off and online have had no probs with Maxtor HDDs.

    The same situation can be said for IBM Deskstar HDDs, personally, in companies I hhave worked for in the past, there have been no end of problems with Deskstar HDDs, but then some ppl swear by them and say they have had no problems with them.

    Personally, I think it's a bit of a crapshoot.

    Anyway, please stop trying to make out I'm saying something like "you're all wrong MAXTORs rule" when I'm only saying " I like them and have had no probs"...


    peace.
     
  21. danskmacabre

    danskmacabre Guest

    And the statement

    ", just because it hasn't had any issues for you doen't mean that it won't for other and that it is what they should get."

    Is quite true, but the same can be said for any brand of HDDs, or in fact any hardware at all.
    And just because some ppl here highly recommand Seagates or other brands, certainly does not necessarily mean that ppl won't encounter problems with them.

    HOWEVER, when ppl post their individual views on various brands, it DOES help the person who is enquiring what brand they could buy.
     
  22. RyanL

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    This is exactly what I'm talking about. WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK IF YOU HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM.

    It doesn't matter whether or not you have had a problem or not. I used to use maxtors all the time, never once did I have a problem with them. I found out the WD makes a more reliable drive so I switched to them when I upgraded my system. If you my WD breaks you know what I'll get? Either a Seagate or another WD. Because that company makes a more reliable drive then Maxtor does.
     
  23. RyanL

    RyanL OT Supporter

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    Or you could just go look up the actual failure rates of Maxtor, WD, Seagate drives...
     
  24. danskmacabre

    danskmacabre Guest

    Because the person who started this thread asked for recommendations.
    In my experience, I recommend Maxtors.
    Why? coz I've never had a problem and I've used them for years.
    Anyway, I see you're quite an aggreessive person, so if you're incapable of continuing this discussion in a polite manner, we should probably stop here.

    Of course it matters whether you've had a problem or not.
    If Maxtors were the be all and end all of dodginess, then they would go out of business.
    So they can't be all that bad.
    Hell you've said yourself you've had no probs with them.
     
  25. danskmacabre

    danskmacabre Guest


    Statistics really mean nothing, ppl can manipulate them to mean whatever they want.
    Maybe Seagates ARE beter, I don't really know, but the actual occcurence of failure rates in real terms for the average user is probably minuscule.
     

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