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    The best HDD maker? :bounce2: : peace: :bounce2:

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    I personally own a Maxtor HDD, but I voted for Western Digital, because of itīs 3 year warranty. :cool:

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    I've been usin' WD exclusively for the last year now. :thumb:

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    I've currently got 2 x Maxtor and a Seagate with me, but I'm gonna vote for WD.

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    Personally I've had good luck with both Maxtor and WD. But the WDs seem to have one setting for "alone" and another for Master. At least the ones that I have. and since I swap them in and out (before getting everything networked) I vote for Maxtor.
    I also like Maxtor's drive tools which allow you to re-certify the drive (i'm sure that WD has them as well, but I will look at Maxtor first, unless the WD is a lot cheaper)

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    Tomi_s

    Wd's warranty on standard drives is 1yr as well. Last I saw, all of the manufacturers that offer 8mb models (including Maxtor) have a 3yr warranty on those models. The warranties are pretty much the same accross the board.

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    I'm going to have to stand in favor of Western Digital - even the one that went south on me will still run Linux. (Strange huh, go figure:confused: )

    Just so you don't feel alone kane2g, though at this time, you are.
    Here's an article in support of your stance regarding those awkward jumper settings;
    http://storage.ziffdavis.com/article...,922848,00.asp
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    I dont think I'm alone, as I agree with you guys. If the settings were the same for master and alone, it would have my vote.
    I'm just too lazy to read the instructions on the drive, and sometimes I forget that WD made them that way. But I agree that they are a good manf. of hdd's

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    So far the best hd's I've used have been Maxtors so I voted for them, but I've never used a WD. I think I'll try one next time i upgrade

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    In the last 14 years, i've used quite a few maxtor drives, and 'bout 1 in 3 ended up dying within a year (ran a total of 4 drives in a raid array, rest alone). I've had several seagate drives scsi and ide alike, and I have an old 700mb seagate drive that's well in excess of double digits old that's still alive and kicking :) (running win2k on it right now as a matter of fact heh)... WD's I've had probs with in the past, but havn't had any issues with as of late (last year)... Quantum drives, i've not had much of a problem with (cept about 4 fireball cx 6.4gb ide drives... still use a few quantum atlas series scsi hd's) ... Personally though, I'm partial to Seagate drives as I've yet to have one fail on me at all in the past 14 years :) (I killed one myself due to stupidity, but that's a whole other story).
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