Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Altron, 24 Jan 2004.
Maxtor all the way good performers.
Western Dig for me, especially those wonderous Raptors
I'd say pick the drive that's in your best computer.
If that doesn't help, then pick the driv your primary OS is on.
heh im still running a 30gig Quantum Fireball in my rig
im going for Seagate or possibly WD next
seagate and maxtor ive got a new 120gb seagate and an old 80gb maxtor and they both work fine
it depends on my use... for raid setups i tend to go with maxtors or seagates (depends on my raid type... pata or fc) i'm going to be using some WD drives for raid in my new system (pair of raptors) and i tend to use WD JB drives for storage drives...
all in all...
WD: 6 soon to be 8
IBM all the way, Cheap, **** and you get the pleasure of RMAing them every couple of months
Urm id go for WD or Seagate
Wow, that's my two drives... well, if the 120 seagate is a baracuda
You mean I'm not the only one that owns an 80gb maxtor combined with a 120gb seagate?!?!
Seagate…I can’t even remember the last time I had to RMA one. The Maxtor and WD drives that are in our Dells go down all the time.
I've been all WD's until now. I got a Seagate and haven't looked back - it is silent at idle and bareley audible when reading/writing. It's the 120Gig 7200RPM 8Mb cache, IDE version.
I love the WD Raptors, and the Fujitzu 15kRPM drives.
It's been a while since I've bought anything other than Seagate...
80 gb IBM deskstar ( still running, no probs )
WD 120 se ( saved her last week )
WD 160 se
So I have had good luck with most drives.
got an old maxtor in another comp, no probs at all
If I have to choose, either seagate or wd
Vote - WD
Again only because of my 74GB Raptor i just got from the US .
I vote maxtor. I used to stand my ibm's when everyone elses died, but now they are dying on me.
I still stand by the maxtor d740x being one of the fastest ever pata drives, i had a 40 gig one.
My complete hdd list:
13gig seagate u series: still running
40gig 7200rpm WD caviar : died when dropped
40gig 7200rpm maxtor d740x : still running in gf's pc
6 ibm 60gig 7200rpm's : at least 3 still running
2 maxtor diamondmax +9 160gig 7200rpms : lovely drives
all my hdd's are pata.
how do i tell what gxp my ibm drives are?
edit: whats the software called for making the maxtors quieter?
this is a bit of a daft question....should have specified what for as each manufacturer seems to be specializing in something...
o well, but for overall operation, without breakdowns, speed, and noise level, seagate wins in all imo...
there isnt really anything between seagate and maxtor apart from a few db
seagate have been using fluid bearings for ages, whereas other manufacturers are catching on now....of course it depends on the model, but these days as you said theres not much in it apart from a couple of db....
ibm/hitachi.. heeeeeeee's the fastest (blueyonder advert)
used 180GXP now changed to 7K250
I prefer Maxtor (good drives), but in reality anything other than WD is good.
Have I ever mentioned that I hate WD with a passion?
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