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BaLa
11-08-03, 12:45 AM
One of my HDDs just died on my machine...

first Maxtor I had go bad on me..

I was considering the

Western Digital 160GB WD1600JB 7200 RPM 8MB Hard Drive OEM WD1600JB
Specifications:
Size: 160 Gigabytes
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Seek time: 8.9ms
RPM:7200
Data Transfer: 100MB/sec
Cache:8MB $125 + Free Shipping
OEM(Drive alone) 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

or

Seagate 160GB 7200rpm EIDE Hard Drive Barracuda 7200.7 ST3160023A - OEM
Specifications:
Size: 160 Gigabytes
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Seek time: 8.5ms
RPM:7200
Data Transfer: 100MB/sec
Cache 8MB $131 + Free Shipping
(OEM See pic) 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

prices are from newegg..

the only siff I see...is warranty
Seagate 1yr
vs
WD 3yrs..


Axtrader is trying to convice me to get the Seagate....what do you guys think?..
he didn't know about the longer warranty...



<edit> for me though; warranty has NEVER been a deciding factory...
things...or HDDs or whatever...don't usually die just like that.....

Set
11-08-03, 12:48 AM
Both are nice drives but id go with the WD

$125 + Free Shipping and a 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

3 years beats 1 year

BaLa
11-08-03, 12:52 AM
another question..

Size limit, used to be around 120gigs?..

is that just for Win98?..

I have W2k SP4
should work?..

YeOldeStonecat
11-08-03, 08:26 AM
I love both. But on the models chosen, the WD does carry the 3 yr warranty...I'd lean towards that.

BaLa
11-08-03, 08:42 AM
how do they compare performance wise?..

I don't want to base my decision on just the warranty..?..

they are both
8mb 7200rpm drives and the same size...

TrevGlas
11-08-03, 01:04 PM
I've always used maxtor - never had one die on me. I still have my old 100 mb drives, still working perfectly.

BaLa
11-08-03, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by TrevGlas
I've always used maxtor - never had one die on me. I still have my old 100 mb drives, still working perfectly.
I have always used maxtor....this is the first one that went bad on me..and it will prolly be the last maxtor I bought...

b/c it died just like that....
also majority of ppls here never did like maxtors...

jumpingrat
11-08-03, 01:40 PM
The WD's are great. I have been using them for many years and have never had a problem that was not attributable directly to me. Reliable and if you choose to use it, a great set-up utility.

TrevGlas
11-08-03, 02:02 PM
Well all drives will eventually fail no matter what brand they are.

My brothers western digital died after 2 weeks had to rma it.

YeOldeStonecat
11-08-03, 02:07 PM
Can't even count how many hundreds of Maxtor's I've tossed in the garbage. Them and Quantums...highest percentage of HD's I throw out, of all the brands. Least thrown out brands...Seagates and WD's. The amount of hard drives that have passed through my hands in all these years....there's definitely a comma in the total count.

YARDofSTUF
11-08-03, 02:46 PM
Definately the WD. speed wise its about the same, and the warranty makes it all worth it.

Jeremy
11-08-03, 05:26 PM
the seagate may be a little quieter if you're into a quiet pc. if you have a billion fans, thenit won't matter, but my WD has a slight buzzing to it that you can hear, and i have 2 case fans and the cpu fan at 2800rpm.

maxtors are plain noisy. i'm never getting one again. i had a 40GB one that was supposed to have superior acoustics, but it's superior only in that its noise can be heard from other rooms with ease. and i coudln't replace it because they deemed it normal. and it has been running for a very long time.

WDs are fast, quite quiet, and quite cheap, and probalby the best choice.

YeOldeStonecat
11-08-03, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by Jeremy
the seagate may be a little quieter if you're into a quiet pc.

I've got to back that statement up....the quietest drive out there.

A_old
11-08-03, 06:09 PM
wd

BaLa
11-08-03, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by Jeremy
the seagate may be a little quieter if you're into a quiet pc. if you have a billion fans, thenit won't matter, but my WD has a slight buzzing to it that you can hear, and i have 2 case fans and the cpu fan at 2800rpm.

maxtors are plain noisy. i'm never getting one again. i had a 40GB one that was supposed to have superior acoustics, but it's superior only in that its noise can be heard from other rooms with ease. and i coudln't replace it because they deemed it normal. and it has been running for a very long time.

WDs are fast, quite quiet, and quite cheap, and probalby the best choice.
I have a few older ones that are a bit audible...
but the Maxtor L (Liquid Bearings)) Series were pretty quiet dunno about their newer drives...


I will order the WD then....
my comp is already loud...so that wont make a diff.
thanks guys ;)

Loonatic
11-08-03, 09:03 PM
Take it from someone who builds many computers for people on the side, use Seagate. Ive never had a single one die on me, and they dont make a peep. I've been thru IBM's, WD's, and the rest seagates. Wait, I have one maxtor. Its lasting me.

kieofwoo
11-08-03, 09:34 PM
For what it's worth I've also heard that the Seagate's are quieter than the WD's, but quietest of all are the new Samsung Spinpoint drives

- Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
- Capacities: 160GB
- Interface: Ultra ATA/133
- Average Read Seek Time: 8.9 ms
- Buffer Size: 8 MB
- Data Transfer Rate
Media to/from Buffer (max.) 741 Mbits/s
Buffer to/from Host(max.) 133Mbytes/s
- Fluid Dynamic Bearings for LOW noise
- 3 year manufacturer warranty
http://www.silentpcreview.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=82&page=1

I think they're about the same price as the WD and Seagate