View Poll Results: Which make?

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  • Samsung

    16 19.28%
  • Maxtor

    19 22.89%
  • Western Digital

    17 20.48%
  • Seagate

    27 32.53%
  • Hitachi

    4 4.82%
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    Hard Drive preference?

    Just curious which do you prefer? And why!

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    Seagate, just because they're so improved since a few years ago.
    WD & Samsung not far behind.
    Maxtor & Hitachi OK, but don't excite me much.
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    Always have WD and never ever had a problem with them.

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    I have 4 Maxtor disks. 2 on a RAID, 1 in a USB caddy and one in an Xbox. I didn't pick maxtor on purpose I can just get my hands on then easy. They are such a quiet disc once you set the acustic Managment with Ftool.

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    I have
    5 Seagates 20,80,160,160,250
    1 Samsung 120
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    1 IBM 10

    I found the Samsung louder than the Seagates, although my main seagate does make quite a bit of "ticking" when under a lot of load.

    Not sure what the Excelstor disk is, but it was cheap and cheerful and just for storage.

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    My 2 fave are Seagate and Samsung. Both are good and bad in diffferent ways.

    Seagate - Quietest Idle but seek is noisy.

    Samsung - Quiet idle but has a really annoying extremly high pitched whine that most poeple can't hear but I can (A few nights of clubbing should sort that out) Seek is extremly quiet and it supports different levels of quietness depending on performance wanted.

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    Maxtor, after having had a run of Caviars, Seagates and Deskstars go tits-up on me. So far, I've not had a single Maxtor go bad.

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    No one likes Hitachi? I never tried one of them before or a Samsung... But I love seagates! They are reliable and fast...

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    I've not had a Seagate for a while, but will be getting them next for the 5yr warranty.
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    Seagates, they're reliable and fast. My Hitachis work fine though, just not quite as nice as seagates.

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    I used to use WD, but switched over to Maxtor. Maxtors seem to be alot quieter. Plus, in our test labs, we use Maxtor and Seagates in our drive arrays
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifosi
    Not sure what the Excelstor disk is, but it was cheap and cheerful and just for storage.
    Excelstor is just a cheap relabeled IBM 180GXP (now Hitachi) drive. Ive had several IBM/Hitachi drives and have always been very happy.

    Yet i voted for seagate, its hard to explain why.

    Also i hate Maxtor with a passion, even though i know they have come along a long way since the tediously slow disk i had a few years back that sounded like an avalanche.

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    Seagate - I've found them reliable and there's the five year warranty.
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    WD, Seagate, Maxtor. All have been good reliable performers for me in the past.
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