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Old September 16, 2009, 04:28 AM
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Default Seagate or Western Digital?

who is best these days. i had a seagate brick itself awhile back and was wondering if they (seagate) had got over that firmware problem issues they had at the time.

looking for more space for my file server and wondering about seagte vs western digital black vs westerndigital blue vs western digital green.


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Old September 16, 2009, 04:37 AM
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The problem Seagate recently had hurt them quite a bit I believe. I don't remember hearing problems with the 7200.12 drives, but it seems like now all suggestions point towards WD. I personally had one of those Seagate drives with the potential problem (although, it seems fine until now), but when I got myself another HDD, I went for a Caviar Green and up to now, I am not regretting it one bit.
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Old September 16, 2009, 04:43 AM
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I have been going with WD since I had a new Seagate brick on me too. I think there is a little too much Maxtor blood in Seagate still since Seagate acquired them.
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Old September 16, 2009, 04:59 AM
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I've been going Seagate since i've had a WD hdd brick on me after a few months and its replacement from WD did the same thing a few months later, its really personal choice
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WD's current drives are better than anything Seagate has to offer. I'd go with them.
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Old September 16, 2009, 07:50 PM
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chriskwarren nailed it on the head IMO. Since the marriage between seagate and maxtor i have seen a noticeable increase in the number of seagate drives RMA'd. It's probably no coincidence that the cost for the Seagate products has also dropped.
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chriskwarren nailed it on the head IMO. Since the marriage between seagate and maxtor i have seen a noticeable increase in the number of seagate drives RMA'd. It's probably no coincidence that the cost for the Seagate products has also dropped.
Is this from reading to much internet babble or do you actually work somewhere that has returns for defective products?

Because I can bet the rma return rate of hard drives is a lot smaller than you'd think.
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Old September 16, 2009, 08:16 PM
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thx guys. its as i suspected, seagate has been sliding not only in my mind.

looks like its western digital for me.

thx for the replies

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Old September 16, 2009, 09:08 PM
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thx guys. its as i suspected, seagate has been sliding not only in my mind.

looks like its western digital for me.

thx for the replies

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There is nothing wrong with Seagate at all. The .11 series had a few hiccups but so did Western Digital or did everybody forget about that?

Each manufacturer has its moments and Seagate had theirs.

Its time to move on and forget.
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Agreed.. I agree 100% with enaberif's comment. Seagate's .10 series was pretty good. Although WD Black version has been doing so good..
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