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    i use a 40gb western digital 7200 with 2mb cache...either its dying or my partition table is screwed....:?:

    although ive had it for about 3 and a half years and its survived alot of bangs, removals and in the boot of cars so i am well and truly happy...

    bought a WD 80gb 8mb cache for $195.00 AU, from what i hear about them i wouldnt go with anything else!!
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    In case you are going with the drives with the most votes, I recommend any of the JB/SE Western Digital drives. That is the Special Edition Western Digital hard drives that have the 8 megabytes of on-board cashe and perform quite nicely. The model number ends in JB rather than BB for the 2 mb cashe drives.

    Seagate makes very good drives, too. Maxtor is not bad, if you're looking for lower price, but greater risk. Avoid the rest! IMO
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    i remember reading a post by darth recently that the Western Digital SE's perform around 41% better than their 2mb counterparts...whether they are seagate or wot...:thumb:
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    Well I'd say Seagate's are pretty reliable... I myself have 2 seagate drives and they work without a hitch. They may not be as fast as the Western Digitals, but they're sturdy and VERY quiet... I can hardly hear them.
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    Stay VERY VERY far away from IBM's.

    I would be weary of any maxtor, unless it was ridiculously cheap, and I didn't need it as a system drive.

    I buy Western Digital and Seagate only now days. Although the WD's are easier to use, for example, a Seagate I just got had the tinyest mofo jumpers, i needed to make a tool out of a miniature paperclip just to get the jumper out. :thumbs do

    And thats when I had the drive in my hands, forget changing jumpers on an installed drive! omg.

    And don't tell me to go buy a good jumper. If I buy your hard drive, it better come with a decent 1 cent jumper, or I won't be buying from you again. ;)
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    I have had a Maxtor DiamondMax +9 60Gb for about six months now...havenīt got any problems with it and itīs very quiet! :thumb:

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    I've got no complaint with either Maxtor or WD, but of the two I greatly prefer WD, whether it is a special edtion or not

    my limited experiance with Seagate has not be the greatest, one drive now sits on a self collecting dust since it is so unreliable...however the other drive is nearly 4 yrs old and still very reliable despite all the abuse I've given it, but it is very noisy

    none of the Maxtor or WD drives I have purchased have yet to fail me

    like it has been said, avoid IBM deskstar drives at all costs...
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    I've had at least one Maxtor drive in my PC for the last 3 years, and haven't had a single problem / crash. There's 3 in there at the moment, including the original one I bought. However, if I was buying a HDD today (which I will be soon), it would have to be the WD drive that everyone is suggesting.

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    I am going with the WD120JB 8mb cache and only $107 at most places right now. I am getting mine at newegg.com. They also sell a Sata dongle for it for $24.99, $10 off if you get it with a harddrive.
    Kind of hard to beat that deal.
    From what I remember it is usually $1 a Gig plus more if you wanted any cache.

    Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vfoong
    Well I'd say Seagate's are pretty reliable... I myself have 2 seagate drives and they work without a hitch. They may not be as fast as the Western Digitals, but they're sturdy and VERY quiet... I can hardly hear them.
    Yep, i don't think any other brand can beat Seagate when it comes to lifetime and reliability.. But a proper system cooling is important to keep any modern drive alive.. :)

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