WD Drive worth the extra money?

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  1. Pseudonym

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    the hard drive on my macbook is starting to die causing PC like freeze ups with no mouse responsiveness.

    now, i'm looking at hard drives on tigredirect.ca (there aren't that many canadian online computer parts stores) and found that there is quite a difference of price between the WD and seagate level hard drives and similair spec'd Hitachi and Samsung hard drives. I know the WD and seagate are top of the line drives, but is it worth it to put the extra money into one. i know that data isn't something you want to screw around with, and that is why i always have backups.

    For example,

    Western Digital Scorpio 120GB Mobile Hard Drive - 2.5" SATA, 5400, 8MB, OEM - $109.99

    Hitachi / TravelStar 5K250 / 120GB / 5400 / 8MB / 2.5" Mobile / SATA / OEM / Hard Drive - $85.99

    The money i would save on the Hitachi would cover the shipping.

    Is the WD drive worth the extra money?
     
  2. Pseudonym

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    or i could get:

    Hitachi Travelstar 5K160 160GB Mobile Hard Drive - 2.5" SATA, 5400, 8MB, OEM

    for the same price as the WD.
     
  3. LOLZILLA

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    WD ftl
     
  4. Pseudonym

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    details? background? life story?
     
  5. LOLZILLA

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    I've had 3 WD's in the past year and they all failed.
     
  6. Pseudonym

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    well supported, i may save the cash.
     
  7. TheWeasel

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    LaCie are TOTAL JUNK. Working for a company that makes data recovery software I can say LaCie and Maxtor are the two most problematic drives. Checkout the posts at places like macfixitforums.com and you'll see. Stay away from them (unless you wanna make me rich which is cool too).
     
  8. The1Ash10

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    I have had good luck with WD for the most part, but guess everyone is going to have their horror stories... :dunno:
     
  9. hellsspawn

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    i have the 250gb WD... well worth the $$ nice and quick.. never had any problems with WD
     
  10. TheWeasel

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    I can show pictures of 3 Maxtor drives sitting on my desk that are junk. One says it's 2000TB. Maxtor FTL hardcore.
     
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    paper weights.
     

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