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    Hello Fellas. Which HD should I buy WD or Maxtor? Whish is more stable and reliable? I've been using Quantum Fireball for 3 years with no problems, but they stop making them. What do you guys suggest?

    Thanks for any input.

    Looper.

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    Both make 8mb cache versions w/3yr warranty and I use both. Maxtor in my wife's rig, WD in mine. Am pleased with both. I'm sure others will have other opinions though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjackusa
    Both make 8mb cache versions w/3yr warranty and I use both. Maxtor in my wife's rig, WD in mine. Am pleased with both. I'm sure others will have other opinions though.
    Thats a new one for me...8mb cache Maxtor drivespretty cool... IMO i will go for WD which also have the 8mb cache, and I believe that they were the first ones with it. I haven't had a problem with my one 30gig Maxtor that is 5 years old. Everything else i have used is WD. They make great HD and no one ever seems to complain about them as they do with Maxtors. Maxtors aren't all that cheaper to WD anyway. I would go with WD.:)
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    I have had reliability issues with older Maxtor drives and several others are having problems with the newer models. Unless you can get a sure thing on the warranty, it may be worth your while to just get the WD version.

    But if you do decide to go Maxtor, MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP ALL YOUR DATA!
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    Hmm Ive got an 80gb Maxtor in my rig for the past 4 months and it hasnt had any problems;) Maybe I'm just lucky but the drive seems to be working perfectly :thumb:

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    Quantum got bought by Maxtor a couple of years ago. I've probably put 50 Maxtor drives in machines in the last few years and never had one go bad.

    FLaCo

    Here's the 8mb Maxtor:

    http://www.maxtor.com/en/products/at...us_9/index.htm

    And Seagate offers 8mb in their SATA drive of 80gb and larger:

    http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/...81,563,00.html

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    Thx for the links Big jack...seems like 8mb cache might become a new standard in hd's...
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    I walked into a store the other day and they had a 120G Maxtor with 8Mb cache ---- Sweet!

    If that rascal had said Western Digital on it, I wouldn't have left the store without it:laugh:

    1 bit of advice for those performance-minded individuals seeking the Maxtor solution to storage.
    Turn off the acoustic management!

    thanks, feels better getting that off my chest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    Hello Fellas. Which HD should I buy WD or Maxtor? Whish is more stable and reliable? I've been using Quantum Fireball for 3 years with no problems, but they stop making them. What do you guys suggest?

    Thanks for any input.

    Looper.
    I think 8 MB cache is the key feature to large & fast harddrives. I have a 120 mb WD 7200RPM that does not have the 8mb cache, it's the slowest harddrive I've ever owned in atleast the last 5 years, beleive me my old smaller Maxtor drives run noticably faster even though they are not 7200 RPM.

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    Thanks for all your inputs guys. I think i'll go with WD 8mb cache 7200RPM HD:)

    Thanks again:thumb:

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