Which HD to Get?

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  1. Rich Uncle Skeleton

    Rich Uncle Skeleton Lurker

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  2. crontab

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    Get the cheaper one if this is for home use. With my experience, I've seen equal amount of failures for WD and Maxtor.

    -crontab -l
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

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

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    I'd say WD only because Maxtor is just coming out with high capacity drives - WD has had them for awhile.

    But I agree with crontab - HD's fail equally now :mad:
     
  4. Camcam

    Camcam J.U.N.K.E.R.

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    The Western Digital one... that 8mb cache will REALLY speed things up.
     
  5. JazzHound

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    Can't vouch for the Maxtor, but one of the special thing about the WD SE 8MB drives is they come with 3 yrs warranty.
     
  6. crontab

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    That Maxtor also has a 8MB of cache and a 3 year limited warranty. Again, get the cheaper one, you can't tell the difference.

    -crontab -e
     
  7. Furner

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    in my years in computer repair, i have had very good luck with western digital. true, they do go bad sometimes, but that is true with any brand. western digitals RMA service is easy and fast. the only downfall is that they have stopped the 3 year warranty as a standard feature, but for a nominal fee, you can upgrade on their website
     
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    All WD Special Edition drives still come with the 3-year standard.
     
  9. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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  10. Rob

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    My WD SE 180GB works great. :bigthumb:

    I have both Maxtor's and WD's in my current computer, and both have worked great.
     

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