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    Im just curious in what is the best/recommended HDD for PC's today....

    I have a Maxtor and a WD...they are both pretty good...i thought my Maxtor was dying cause it was clicking awhile ago but it stopped...i think it was the Raid IDE ports as the problem...anywayz...Vote!!!
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    Hard to say really... depends on what you want from your hard drive. I went for the Seagate because they make a very good line of normal performance drives. But if you are looking at a massive drive, then the new Western Digital 120GB w/ the 8MB cache is about the fastest drive going right now.

    I'm staying away from IBM until they get their act together, and Maxtor has never really been much of a contender in the performance drive market.
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    stay away from maxtor! far FAR away!

    i lost ELEVEN drives last year - ALL maxtor!

    go read the old news @ www.harddrivehell.com

    unfortunatley, i'm STILL using maxtor drives, but only cuz i can'afford to change out yet


    when i do, i'll be going WD all the way

    SG sucks too, btw, and for that matter any of those IBM with the GLASS platters are just a disaster waiting to happen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    Hard to say really... depends on what you want from your hard drive. I went for the Seagate because they make a very good line of normal performance drives. But if you are looking at a massive drive, then the new Western Digital 120GB w/ the 8MB cache is about the fastest drive going right now.

    I'm staying away from IBM until they get their act together, and Maxtor has never really been much of a contender in the performance drive market.
    Well im not looking for massive drives...i just want a HDD that will be working for a good amount of "years" to come...

    ....im looking forward to a 20-40 gig HD for Windows and an 80-120gig HD for Backup Data (movies,Music, files,etc....)...so would WD be the best choice or should i go for seagate...or maxtor...im staying away from IBM forever.....so far im looking into WD,seagate and Maxtor...thanks darth...havent seen u in a while

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    If you're not looking for top performance, but reliability, then the Western Digital should do nicely. They tend to be a little less expensive and have a tendency to last nearly forever.

    As to the comment of the Seagate drives sucking, I will be the first to admit that this used to be the case, but they have made huge leaps in reliability and have earned a place of respect once again in the drive market. I am using one of the Barracuda drives right now and it performs very well.
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    At the moment I'm using a 30G Maxtor and a 60GB Maxtor.. Haven't had a problem with either. the 30GB is about 3 years old now, and the 60 is about 18 months..

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    The only company I've seen drives from that haven't failed yet have been Western Digital. I like Maxtor, however, I've RMA'd 3 drives in the past few months, going back to december '01. The good news is, Maxtor doesn't BS ya for the RMA's.
    IBM: I've got two cranking away in RAID 0, but until they clean up their act, I doubt I'll be buying another IBM drive in the future. That 8hr per day hodgepodge is plain bull****. The drives need to be able to run 24/7/365 or they shouldn't be making them. NO other company is doing this stuff, regardless of the product quality (although some should).

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    Anything except IBM right now. My vote went to Seagate for their quietness and performance and reliability.
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    I'm running a WD 200BB, no problems whatsoever.
    Speedy, reliable (don't know about the noise factor - never had the opportunity to compare).
    I was having some problems with my old WD Caviar 8.4Gb under Windows, but have witnessed no problems since I switched it to Linux? *Keeping fingers crossed*
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    i would never buy any thing other then Western Digital. they are quiet, reliable and if they break down 1-2weeks and u got a new one warranty works great!!! or seagate they are good. if u are looking for a loud hdd go with fuji or something like that its like having a lawn mower loose inside ur PC. or u can go with Maxtor if u want to have a semi loud pc and have pre paid shipping for warranty purposes in about a year ;) .

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