TECH Best Hard Drive Manufacturer

trouphaz

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i've always been fine with WD or Seagate.

(just fixing typo)
 
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seagate ftw
 

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Rommel said:
I've just had a seagate die on me. It was barely a month old, aswell.

shits weak
 

dissonance

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Seagate or WD or maybe Hitachi.

For enterprise SATA drives Hitachi is top right now (in both performance and quality), I don't know much about their desktop variations though.


I did have one of my Seagate ES.2 1TB drives die within 2 weeks of buying it. Not a big deal since I got a replacement within 3 days for free.

EDIT: (typo correction)
 
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nucklearknight

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Seagate or WD or maybe Hitachi.

For enterprise SATA drives Hitachi is top right now (in both performance and quality), I don't know much about their desktop variations though.


I did one have of my Seagate ES.2 1TB drives die within 2 weeks of buying it. Not a big deal since I got a replacement within 3 days for free.
You have more than one 1tb drive?:eek3:
 

dissonance

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You have more than one 1tb drive?:eek3:

at 1Tb, you really have to be seriously considering mirroring. that's a ton of stuff that is too easily lost with a single drive failure.

I run a RAID-5 with 5 1TB drives. I then have a 320GB drive split in to partitions for my OS/prog. 1 partition XP stuff, the other Vista. I will eventually delete the XP partition and purely use a virtual machine in Vista for my XP stuff. (The 320GB drive is from my RAID before getting the 1TB drives).
 

Bencorn

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Do you have to have 64bit to bypass the 2tb raid 5 limit or just a higher end card? I have two 2TB raid 5's because I couldn't go over the the 2tb limit.
 

dissonance

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Do you have to have 64bit to bypass the 2tb raid 5 limit or just a higher end card? I have two 2TB raid 5's because I couldn't go over the the 2tb limit.
I didn't even bother trying to do a >2TB volume. I just have it set as 2 logical ~1.8TB volumes. So as far as Windows is concerned it is just 2 2TB drives.

One volume is purely movies and the other is all of my other storage.
 

trouphaz

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I didn't even bother trying to do a >2TB volume. I just have it set as 2 logical ~1.8TB volumes. So as far as Windows is concerned it is just 2 2TB drives.

One volume is purely movies and the other is all of my other storage.

are you the one who works for the storage company?
 

dissonance

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are you the one who works for the storage company?
Yea. I'm a price analyst so I don't really deal with products in technical aspects in extreme depth. I do work a lot with product management and development people, so I have to know pretty much everything an average consumer would about our products and our competitors. And then things an average consumer may not so I can explain why we can charge a premium or vice versa.

The plant I work at is the external data storage facility. I don't deal with internal storage, chip development, etc but I do hear things about them from time to time.
 

trouphaz

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Yea. I'm a price analyst so I don't really deal with products in technical aspects in extreme depth. I do work a lot with product management and development people, so I have to know pretty much everything an average consumer would about our products and our competitors. And then things an average consumer may not so I can explain why we can charge a premium or vice versa.

The plant I work at is the external data storage facility. I don't deal with internal storage, chip development, etc but I do hear things about them from time to time.

one other question. do you have a full sized version of your AV? :p
 

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