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Windows 7: need suggestions on new hardisk

06 Feb 2012   #21
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eviliony View Post
lol thats true but unfortunately there are few choices available at my place... and thus we only have like hitachi, seagate, WD and Samsung ... but its not the latest model... so its quite hard to cross by the ones uve recommended.. some friends suggest me to go with Hitachi .. any complains u have heard?
Sure. I have heard complaints about Hitachi.

And Western Digital, Samsung, Seagate, Fujitsu, and the rest of them.

So what? They are all fallible and you won't find an answer.

If your failed drive was a Western Digital, you would be considering a Samsung as a possible replacement. Signifying not much.

Flip a coin or throw a dart.


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06 Feb 2012   #22
eviliony

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06 Feb 2012   #23
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have 3 x 1TB Seagate Barracudas 7200.12 running well for a year or so with 0 reallocated sector count. I believe the 7200.11 was a bit of a problem for Seagate.
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06 Feb 2012   #24
pparks1

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^That Hitachi is probably as good as anything else. Hitachi makes a lot of enterprise storage, but in the end that doesn't matter much either as Seagate makes lots of enterprise storage as well.

I've had good luck with Seagates myself, but wouldn't have touched a 7200.11 model of the Seagate Barracuda if Seagate sponsored me. Each brand without a doubt has had some lemons.
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06 Feb 2012   #25
eviliony

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okay will take that into account... thank you
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07 Feb 2012   #26
Kevin Ismail

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eviliony View Post
okay thanks... i dont think i can easily find the black ones here.... cause in my place the choices are so limited... i think i can only get the blue ones..
I find Here in Indonesia, WDC Black 2TB, 7200RPM, SATA III, 64MB Cache is still Priced around USD235. I guess it might be less there in Brunei.

Don't know when will the price make us smile?
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07 Feb 2012   #27
Dave76

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I have a few Seagate drives and have not had any problem with them, even have a 7200.11 (after the fix).
Have a couple Western Digital drives, one of them failed but I still recommend them. As mentioned all manufacturers drives have a certain percentage of failures.

All the drives you have mentioned are good quality drives, you'll just have to pick one.
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07 Feb 2012   #28
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

A person does tend to buy the model HDD they have had success with. In my case, I have never had a Western Digital HDD fail on me and have used them for years. The only Seagate HDD I bought failed on me within 6 months, and 1 of the 2 Hitachi HDDs I have owned also failed. I'm not saying that Western Digital is better than the others, its just that Ihave had better luck with them.
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07 Feb 2012   #29
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Great thanks for all the suggestions... i think im gonna go for Western Digital first, then Seagate then the Hitachi... is it true that the WD Blue does not have the 1.5TB ryte? i have googled it up no result about it being 1.5tb
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07 Feb 2012   #30
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eviliony View Post
Great thanks for all the suggestions... i think im gonna go for Western Digital first, then Seagate then the Hitachi... is it true that the WD Blue does not have the 1.5TB ryte? i have googled it up no result about it being 1.5tb
That appears to be true. Look here:

Internal Desktop Hard Drives Overview
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