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Old February 23, 2012, 10:29 PM
Desiato Desiato is offline
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Personal experiences with hard drives is usually meaningless. While I'm sure many of us have reached the right conclusion, few can prove it; not without experience with hundreds of retail drives from different batches.

Even then, half the dorks who work in PC shops don't handle drives with care. Who knows what a mail-order drive might go through before and during transit. And don't get me started about most end-users I've witness handle and install drives...

There are infamous exceptions, of course. Sometimes it's clear a line of drives is defective such as in the Deskstar fiasco.

For what it's worth, I like non-green Western Digital drives.

Originally Posted by grinder View Post
I do urge all users to have proper backup and data-retention habits no matter what your HDD preference may be.
Best advice.
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