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Thread: Hard Drives, good Manufacturers?

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    currently im using a western digital 100GB hard drive, works great for two years now. However, ive heard that many people have been having trouble w/ their drives and that their support is horrible. Any recommendations for a good second hard drive?
    -TiMz

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    Seagate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb
    Seagate.
    will this work together w/ my western digital hard drive?
    -TiMz

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    haha, without a problem

    most computer components will work together without a problem............ cept the obious like socket A mobo and a pentium CPU...........

    also, WD is a good manufacturer, as is maxtor............... Seagate has the advantage that they are usually quiter than the other 2.........

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    if i bought it from NewEgg or TigerDirect, does it make a difference if i use buy the OEM or Retail version, performance and reliability wise?
    -TiMz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm
    WD is a good manufacturer, as is maxtor............... Seagate has the advantage that they are usually quiter than the other 2.........
    i got two WD caviars, they dont make any noise worth noticing
    my seagate external makes more racket than they do
    but its damned quiet too, so no complaints from me

    only thing, is the WDs (mine anyway) run HOT
    55 C max, and i've had em up to 48 C or so (w/o HDD fans)
    but you get some air on em and theyre fine (35 - 40 C, better than 48)
    or sink some dough into a HDD cooler and keep em at 29 C

    but even with em runnin that close to their max,
    i didnt notice any read/write errors, pretty fkn impressive to me
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    I've got a few WDs and they've all been faultless for me. I agree with fkdup74 that they tend to run a tad hot, but it's not too excessive. These days hard drives are very samey. The differences between similar specced drives from different manufacturers is small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FKDUP74
    i got two WD caviars, they dont make any noise worth noticing
    my seagate external makes more racket than they do
    but its damned quiet too, so no complaints from me
    well external cases are usually less massive than a PC case, so they will vibrate more, thus cause more noise........

    Quote Originally Posted by Timz
    if i bought it from NewEgg or TigerDirect, does it make a difference if i use buy the OEM or Retail version, performance and reliability wise?
    OEM is just the harddisk, retail is a OEM in a nice box, maybe a manual........
    yes, you pay extra for the box you throw away as soon as you have taken the drive out.........

    for drives and such its usually a good idea to go with OEM since its cheaper and you dont need the extras (with something like a cpu thats different since you might want the stock cooling)

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    hmm, are OEM products, sold, then used... then sent back to the reseller, maybe fixed (if it was defective) then resold again, cuz if so im not sure i want to go through the agravation of having a defective hard drive
    -TiMz

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