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Windows 7: Which hard drive is more reliable?

29 Nov 2010   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Which hard drive is more reliable?

The story is...
I bought the WESTERN DIGITAL WD15EVDS 1.5TB AV-GP SATA2 9(nine) months ago
and yesterday suddenly has stop responding,i tried everything,but is dead/broken.
I have 3 years warranty so today i took it back to the shop,they check it and as i said they said,is dead/broken and i can take anything i like in the same price.
I use this hard disk for E:\ for storage and downloads 24 hours per day,my pc never turn off.
So which hard drive is more reliable?
WESTERN DIGITAL WD15EVDS 1.5TB AV-GP SATA2
OR?
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB

If you have any other suggestion please do,but have in mind that i need a hard disk who can withstand the never stop work.


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29 Nov 2010   #2
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You might want to look at WD Cavier Black, has 32mb cache and 5 year warranty. I have two of them with never a problem.
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29 Nov 2010   #3
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
You might want to look at WD Cavier Black, has 32mb cache and 5 year warranty. I have two of them with never a problem.
I just check in there website and unfortunately i can choose only between those 2(two)
WESTERN DIGITAL WD15EVDS 1.5TB AV-GP SATA2
and
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB

So which hard drive is more reliable?
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29 Nov 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would stick with the WD. The Seagate 7200.11 was a miserably bad drive by Seagate. Here is just one news story I found about this issue;
Seagate barracuda 7200.11 drives failing- The Inquirer
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29 Nov 2010   #5
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I would stick with the WD. The Seagate 7200.11 was a miserably bad drive by Seagate. Here is just one news story I found about this issue;
Seagate barracuda 7200.11 drives failing- The Inquirer
And the winner iiiis WESTERN DIGITAL WD15EVDS 1.5TB AV-GP SATA2
Ok tomorrow i will pick again the same model and i hope this one will live more.
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29 Nov 2010   #6
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I've been switching to the WD Black SATA III series 64MB cache with a 5 year warranty.
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29 Nov 2010   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Really only two kinds of drives out there. Drives that have failed and those about to. So the moral of the story is your only as good as your last successful back up ! I say WD by a slim margin.
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