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tanka12345
2008-11-21T18:30:15Z

Hi Everyone!

I saw the Mac vs PC thread earlier today and thought why not make a Western Digital or Seagate Thread...So here it is!

I'll vote Western Digital because they focus alot more on quality and performance (even though I have a Seagate HDD), Caviar Black and Velociraptor could beat Seagate any day!

So what do you guy's think....Western Digital or Seagate? (Feel free to chose another company like Samsung or Hitachi)

POLL

WESTERN DIGITAL - 6 - 60%

SAMSUNG - 2 - 20%

SEAGATE - 2 - 20%

HITACHI - 0 - 0%

 

Thanks,

Tanka12345

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2008-11-21T19:43:54Z

I would go for Western Digital due to the high failure rate of Seagate drives i have encountered the last few years.  WD has come a long way in terms of high performance, quietness of the drives, and good temps.  Seagate was doing very well, but they have just gone to crap as of late.

Der Meister
2008-11-21T20:04:06Z

WD; both my drives are WD

bob_on_the_cob
2008-11-21T20:19:19Z

I'm going to vote seagate. Had a drive go bad under a year old that WD claims is out of it 5 year warranty.

tanka12345
2008-11-21T20:26:24Z

Bob it's 3 against 1, I personally like WD even though I have a Seagate HDD right now. Maybe we'll have to beat some sense into you Bob...[;)]

And thanks for your input guys

bob_on_the_cob
2008-11-21T21:09:23Z

tanka12345 wrote:

Bob it's 3 against 1, I personally like WD even though I have a Seagate HDD right now. Maybe we'll have to beat some sense into you Bob...Wink

And thanks for your input guys

Ha ha. I have a WD in my PC right now. The warranty thing has left a bad taste in my mouth considering I have recommended WD for there 5 year warranty.

 

Super Dave
2008-11-21T23:11:56Z

tanka12345 wrote:

So what do you guy's think....Western Digital or Seagate?

Since the Seagate drive in my laptop recently died I am a little down on Seagate at the moment. I like Western Digital drives a lot...and I have a lot of them! I even have an old Maxtor ATA133 drive that has served me well. And speaking of Maxtor, read what happened to them when they were purchased by Seagate in 2006 right HERE. I bet I know how those laid-off employees would answer your question, tanka12345!

bob_on_the_cob
2008-11-22T00:04:27Z

Super Dave wrote:

[quote user="tanka12345"]So what do you guy's think....Western Digital or Seagate?

Since the Seagate drive in my laptop recently died I am a little down on Seagate at the moment. I like Western Digital drives a lot...and I have a lot of them! I even have an old Maxtor ATA133 drive that has served me well. And speaking of Maxtor, read what happened to them when they were purchased by Seagate in 2006 right HERE. I bet I know how those laid-off employees would answer your question, tanka12345!

Wow that sucks. Buy and dismantle the competition i guess.

tanka12345
2008-11-22T00:43:12Z

That's sad for the employees who lost their jobs [:'(] Seagate just focuses on profits and market share, not quality and reliablilty like WD. WD also take care of their employees.

Thanks for you opinion Super Dave!

Super Dave
2008-11-22T01:02:24Z

I read that original LA Times article back in May 2006 when it was first printed and it actually startled me with it's brutally-honest corporate revelation!

 

recoveringknowitall
2008-11-22T01:34:04Z

Where do Samsung drives fit into all this?

tanka12345
2008-11-22T02:00:43Z

To be honest I never really thought about other manufacturers like Samsung.[:$] You can post you opinion on others if you like, but could you also say which one you like better: Western Digital or Seagate.

Thanks

Tanka12345

bob_on_the_cob
2008-11-22T02:02:18Z

recoveringknowitall wrote:

Where do Samsung drives fit into all this?

True. The new F1s look great.

 

ice91785
2008-11-22T11:22:01Z

Can you still add polls to the opening post? If so you should add one: between WD, Seagate, Samsung, and Hitachi.

i have always been a Samsung guy for my desktops also -- uber silent drives and pretty well performing

tanka12345
2008-11-22T16:47:57Z

Hi Ice,

Thats a great idea! Unfortunately there seems to be no poll option, but I'll make a manual poll instead!

Tanka12345