Seagate or WD

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150
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Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150

what ine performs better

first-hand accounts please if posible
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7200.7 is older innit? 7200.9 is the latest.
besides that, the wd is sata ii. the seagate offeres ncg and has a lower average seek time.
cant offer any firsthand experience though, sorry.
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Whilst I was an official Seagate reseller, I prefer WD and Maxtor drives these days.

I'd go for the WD or a Maxtor, but may I ask why you're looking at something as small as only 80gig?
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The Seagate looks a smidgen faster on paper.

BTW - Seagate is supposed to be aquiring Maxtor in mid 2006.
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Axe wrote:
Whilst I was an official Seagate reseller, I prefer WD and Maxtor drives these days.

I'd go for the WD or a Maxtor, but may I ask why you're looking at something as small as only 80gig?

i will NEVER buy another MAXTOR Hard Drive

the last five dirves i have purchased from them i have had nothing but issues
great drive but needs to get more durablity and longevity

im buying an 80 because of seak time and it is going in a word processor

and whats the diff tween SATA 150 and SATA II
and are my motherboards SATA 150 conectors gona support the SATA II drive or do i need to replace that (again)
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And you know, that's funny. I heard bad stories about Maxtor a decade ago, but I've had at least 30 of them in that time, and NEVER had a single problem with any of them.

The only drives I've had issues with have been Quantum, and a couple of WD's.
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lemiwinks1 wrote:
and whats the diff tween SATA 150 and SATA II
and are my motherboards SATA 150 conectors gona support the SATA II drive or do i need to replace that (again)

SATA 150 sends the data at 1.5GB/s while SATA II sends the sata at 3.0GB/s.
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I've used Seagate, WD and Maxtor. Never had an issue with any of them. In fact, I still have a 1.6GB 10 year old Seagate that's still working as a slave drive in my original computer. My experience so far is the Seagates, seem to be the quietest.
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I have White Label Magnetic drives in all of my computers right now. My main server has been running non stop for about 2 years now, very quiet, no problems whatsoever.

And they are cheap!

Here is the only place I have been able to find them so far:
http://3btech.net/harddrives.html
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Axe wrote:
And you know, that's funny. I heard bad stories about Maxtor a decade ago, but I've had at least 30 of them in that time, and NEVER had a single problem with any of them.

The only drives I've had issues with have been Quantum, and a couple of WD's.


aggreed with quantum they are the only company i have had no good with whatsoever. quantum just sux

i have had a few issues with WD

thanks for the lead on Magnetic lucassix ill look into that company

and im still confused about SATA II. i get that it is fully double the speed of SATA150 but are the SATA II drives compatible with SATA150 boards?
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I have used them all, only had one Maxtor bite the dust, I currently have Seagate(Master), WD(Slave).

The selling point for me about Seagate is the (5 year warranty). Have not needed it but it's nice to have.



It's all in what you want..........
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I've worked with all of them, and from my experience, I have found that WD seems to be the best. I don't know why, they have pretty good warranties, and always have been pretty reliable for me.
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i prefer seagate hard drive than western digital not only because of its brand but because it has a 5 year warranty but i don't use these two brands of hard drive.

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