OT: Is any hard disk brand better/worse than the others?
tjaviss-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Mon Dec 1 15:24:22 UTC 2008
I wouldn't recommend Maxtor. In both my personal experience and that
of servicing other people's PC's, they tend to self-destruct rather
badly. Others I've had issues with, but they usually tend to give me a
little forewarning beforehand. Seagate is also owned by Maxtor now.
Fujitsu I've also seem abysmal ROF with a few years back, and not
It's been awhile since I've bought any new drives, but the last few
Samsung drives I got are still kickin'
With any brand nowadays, if you want your storage to be safe I
recommend backups or a cheap RAID (and some form of SMART-type
monitoring so you know if it starts to die)
On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Evan Leibovitch <evan-ieNeDk6JonTYtjvyW6yDsg at public.gmane.org> wrote:
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> Hello all.
> I haven't been in the hardware market for a while so I'm wondering if
> there are any real winners or losers amongst hard drive makers.
> It's amazing how terrabyte drives are now reasonably priced. Right now
> the ones that seem to be aggressively priced are the Seagate
> Barracuda, Western Digital Caviar Black, and Samsung Spinright. Also
> on the market are entries by Maxtor and Hitachi.
> Is there a real preference out there? Does any brand really stand out?
> Do any really fall behind? Reliability, of course, is at least as much
> a factor as performance, and noise also matters.
> Any suggestions are welcome.
> - - Evan
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