WTB: New HD.. give me some recs

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  1. redfred18t

    redfred18t New Member

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    Anyways I want to pick up a new HD for my computer. I was thinking of getting a 500 gb SATA hard drive. I'm not sure if I should go with either Seagate, Western Digital, or another brand. Whenver I read up on HD's, it seems like all of them fail and I'd rather not have that happen.

    Thanks guys :bigthumb:
     
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    seagate, 5yr warranty
     
  3. trouphaz

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    Based on that other thread, I'd say everyone in this forum loves Maxtor.
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    you should NEVER buy a hard drive... because EVERY brand, regardless of price, warranty, or recommendations can, and will fail.

    I used Western Digital for years, lost 3 in a year. Switched to Seagate, lost 1, another DOA.

    Shit happens. back up your data regularly

    This hereby concludes your Public Service Announcement.
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I think you're just trying to get him to make a shitty purchase.

    He could have done a search, though. "New hard drive" was bound to turn up something.
     
  6. PC Principle

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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (Motorola Q: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; Smartphone; 176x220))

    Seagate. The rest are shit.
     
  7. redfred18t

    redfred18t New Member

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    I'll never buy a Maxtor lol

    I was thinking aboutgetting a seagate only because I have a seagate in my new desktop and a seagate in my old desktop.. neither of them have failed up to this point

    When you guys say "backup your data regularly," how do you back it up? To another HD?
     
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    Seagate or Western Digital. If the price is the same between the two, buy the seagate.
     
  9. redfred18t

    redfred18t New Member

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    If my memory serves correctly, the seagate was $5 more than the WD
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    for $5 diff I'd say get the seagate for the warranty.
     
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    i put my backups on external hdds
    some are burned to dvd disks

    checkout some data backup software.
    you can configure those to perform a backup on a schedule.
     
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    - Seagate
    - Western Digital
    - Don't know much else about them but Samsung SpinPoint drives have good performance numbers
     
  13. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i'd go with seagate, 5 year warranty wins

    however, i have had 2 of them fail on me, within 2 months after i bought them. however the warranty came through, took about 2 weeks to get my new drives. they have been running strong since then

    i have maxtor drives with 5 year warranties on them also. seagate and maxtor merged, or one bought out the other or something. my seagate drives look identical in every way to my maxtor drives, only thing different is the label and about $5-$10
     
  14. trouphaz

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    actually, i was being a wiseass. if he referred to any other thread about hard drives in this forum, he would read endless arguments about how maxtor is garbage.
     

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