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Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Altron, 24 Jan 2004.

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Hard Drive?

  1. Western Digital

    39 vote(s)
    33.1%
  2. Maxtor

    35 vote(s)
    29.7%
  3. Segate

    35 vote(s)
    29.7%
  4. IBM/Hitachi

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. Other

    5 vote(s)
    4.2%
  1. richman

    richman What's a Dremel?

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    Maxtor all the way good performers. :rock: :rock: :rock:

    Cheers
    Richman
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Western Dig for me, especially those wonderous Raptors :D
     
  3. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    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.
     
  4. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    heh im still running a 30gig Quantum Fireball in my rig :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:

    im going for Seagate or possibly WD next :)
     
  5. technique

    technique What's a Dremel?

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    seagate and maxtor ive got a new 120gb seagate and an old 80gb maxtor and they both work fine
     
  6. cderalow

    cderalow bondage master!

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    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...

    Maxtor: 4
    WD: 6 soon to be 8
    Seagate: 60+
     
  7. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    IBM all the way, Cheap, **** and you get the pleasure of RMAing them every couple of months :thumb:


    Urm id go for WD or Seagate
     
  8. Ardentfrost

    Ardentfrost What's a Dremel?

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    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?!?! :D
     
  9. Bluebark

    Bluebark What's a Dremel?

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    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.
     
  10. ndtinker

    ndtinker Car Washoholic

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    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.
     
  11. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    I love the WD Raptors, and the Fujitzu 15kRPM drives.
     
  12. Kermet

    Kermet [custom title]

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    It's been a while since I've bought anything other than Seagate...
     
  13. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

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    Got
    80 gb IBM deskstar ( still running, no probs ) :eyebrow:
    WD 120 se ( saved her last week ) :clap:
    WD 160 se
    Seagate 160

    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
     
  14. fivecheebs

    fivecheebs Dont panic!

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    Vote - WD

    Again only because of my 74GB Raptor i just got from the US :D.
     
  15. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    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?
     
  16. felix the cat

    felix the cat Spaceman Spiff

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    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...
     
  17. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    there isnt really anything between seagate and maxtor apart from a few db
     
  18. felix the cat

    felix the cat Spaceman Spiff

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    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....
     
  19. overfloe

    overfloe What's a Dremel?

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    ibm/hitachi.. heeeeeeee's the fastest (blueyonder advert) :naughty: :lol:
    used 180GXP now changed to 7K250
     
  20. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    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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