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    Maxtor, always been reliable for me

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    Hitatchi, but only after you run the firmware program to make them even faster than they are already.

    Why they have kept that such a secret, I have no idea!

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    Samsung, I like quiet & the warrenty as I run drives 24/7 and most warrenties don't allow that.

    Western Dig if I want a bit more performance.

    If I had as many women go down on me as Seagates, I'd be a very happy bloke

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    Another vote for Samsung.

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    I've got all sorts of drives at home but they are all generally Either Maxtor ( a few from back a few years ) or seagate.

    Running them in Various configurations including Raid 0, Raid 0+1 and *touches wood* I've not had a drive fail on me yet.

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    sorry about the Poll....never let an Admin run a Poll....he'll cock it up

    I'm gonna add that lot up in a mo....

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    sorry about the Poll....never let an Admin run a Poll....he'll cock it up
    Oh soo true...

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    OK here goes, having "read between the lines" of what you've all said, and taking the first mentioned in love affairs with two brands......(psychology huh? )

    Western Digital: 16 votes
    Samsung: 13 votes
    Maxtor: 5 votes
    Hitachi: 2 votes.

    Not a solid Seagate solid vote in there!

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
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    shall we do a proper vote poll?

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    That'd be a good idea. For me, I've had WD, Seagate, IBM all crap out on me. Maxtor have been excellent, but since their takeover and rebranding as Seagate's budget line, I'm just not confident that they'll maintain that level of reliability.

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    Can't we have multiple votes? That would be more representative...

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    I think "weakest link" style would be most fun. I would vote Seagate out of the Big Harddrive House first!

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    At work we have tested on a medium scale (for PVR use), WD, Seagate and Maxtor.

    The Maxtors were the most unreliable, 7/10 of them failed.
    The Seagates and Western digital held up with only a couple of fails out of 100.

    I put WD and Seagate on an even keel.
    Maxtor are terrible.

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    At work i have tested around 30 maxtor 40gb disks and of those about 12 failed.

    But of the five i have bought and installed on various machines for friends over the last three-four years none have failed so far. The only bad thing about them is the noise when reading the disk. But they were dimondmax 9s and the 40gb ones were dimondmax 8s.

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