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Post by BoredAtWork » Thu Sep 02, 2004 3:21 pm

Hey guys,
Out of following is there a manufacturer you would recommend or one you'd warn me off of;

Maxtor
Hitachi
Samsung
Seagate
Western Digital

I'm looking to get a SATA drive.

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Post by Seahorse » Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:12 pm

Yes - avoid those exploding IBM drives... :lol:

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Post by rib? » Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:26 am

Seahorse wrote:Yes - avoid those exploding IBM drives... :lol:

Any big name is a much of a sameness...

yeh, even as a loyal IBM patriot... dont touch the IBM/Hitatchi Deathstars... :D

Maxtor and WD are the ones to go for atm i reckon.
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Post by Kulgan » Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:22 am

rib? wrote:Maxtor and WD are the ones to go for atm i reckon.
I agree.

Be careful with Maxtor's warranty period - they say 5 years for some drives, 3 years for others, and hide 1 year warranties about. The retailers are confused and often get it wrong, so read the blurb on Maxtor's site to check the warranty period for your proposed drive.

WD's range is all 3 year warranty I think - so I recommend those above Maxtors atm.

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Post by BoredAtWork » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:29 pm

Cheers for the help guys, I've had WD before so I think I'll stay with what I know :D

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Post by Seahorse » Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:01 pm

Never had a HD that wasn't upgraded inside 5 years... :lol:
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Post by LazyManc » Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:16 am

Wouldn't touch maxtor drives atm, too many failures in the last 12 months to make it just a coincidence. Western Digi all the way IMO.

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Post by Seahorse » Sat Sep 04, 2004 4:27 pm

/me Looks through new PC's window, notices Western Digital badge, relaxes... :D
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Post by mid_gen » Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:30 pm

Western Digital = great.

Maxtor = rubbish.

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Post by rib? » Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:12 am

you know what? i've heard this discussion somewhere before :D


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Post by Seahorse » Mon Sep 06, 2004 5:31 pm

Neither - they don't taste like chips... :twisted:
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Post by Chief » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:55 pm

i just baught two Maxtor Diamondmax 10 300GB SATA150 with NCQ and 16MB Cache, they rock.
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Post by LazyManc » Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:58 am

Until they stop working after 4 months ;)

Tbh, they've probably fixed the reliability issues by now, but for a good year or so there was a very high failure rate. Not quite on the IBM Deathstar scale but not far off (i've still got a working deathstar -wooo).

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Post by ZiK » Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:05 pm

All my deskstars still work. I've never owned a Maxtor, but I work for a company which sells thousands of them, and the amount sent back to the RMA department is crazy.

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