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    What is the best hard drive company out there? Is there really a best?h
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    Seagate and Western Digital, by far. Western Digital has the highest-performance consumer-level drive out there, and Seagate has five year warranties on all its drives. They're easily the two most reliable drive makers as well.

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    Just for your consideration, WD also offers a 5 year warranty on most of its 16MB cache models. I've been looking seriously into getting a 250GB SATA drive for under $100. May break down and order it this weekend.
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    I'll probably be looking into some more WD drives this summer too, 2 250GB drives most likely.

    Yes WD and Seagate are great brands, My 120GB Maxtor hard drive just started to die about a week ago. Do not by a Maxtor hard drive.
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    My 2 cents on the 3 major harddrive manufactures........
    I'd stay away from the Maxtor brand since Seagate is in the process of aquiring the company. Who knows what would happen to your Maxtor warranty or return policy if that happens.
    On the other hand Seagate makes a very reliable harddrive and in my opinion most Seagate models I've used are a bit quiter than the WD drives I've used. Thats 1 big plus in my opinion for Seagate but the 5 year warranty that WD has that someone mentioned is encouraging also.

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    dont have that much knowlege, but anyway, if you look for silence, try samsung - very quiet.
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