Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Which HDD Is The Best Of All?


#1

I have to get a 320GB hard drive in the next 24-48 hours.

The only debate left is, which brand to get.

Those available are Seagate, Maxtor and Western Digital.

I have been using Seagate exclusively for a number of years

now. There is really no significant price difference here. So

would it be wise to switch to another brand ?, or should I

just stick to what works ?.

And btw, I have a 300W power source, that's now running

3 HDDs, AGP card and a TV Tuner Card. Is it time to add

more wattage, you think ?.

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Sheikh 'Eenie, Meenie, Miny...' Chilli


#2

seagate vs western digital

seagate wins

don't know about maxtor

yes i think you will have power problems


#3

Thanks Saad. I guess Seagate has the most following

around here. Although I remember somebody on the

old forum, really cheering for WD.

Is it just me, or do people find it 'funny' that Galaxy

Computers just hand you a HDD in a shopper, without

any accompanying box, packing, manuals, connectors,

screws, etc. All you have, is their cash memo, for a

guarantee or proof of purchase.

Seems a little odd.

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Sheikh 'Khulla Maal' Chilli

PS: Nice to see you so sar-garam on the forum Saad.

Hope everything is fine on your end.


#4

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seagate vs western digital

seagate wins

don’t know about maxtor

yes i think you will have power problems

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i agree that in seagate vs WD seagate wins.

and hmm actually seagate bought maxtor, so maxtor is seagate

Seagate wins all the way


#5

[quote=", post:, topic:"]

Thanks Saad. I guess Seagate has the most following

around here. Although I remember somebody on the

old forum, really cheering for WD.

Is it just me, or do people find it ‘funny’ that Galaxy

Computers just hand you a HDD in a shopper, without

any accompanying box, packing, manuals, connectors,

screws, etc. All you have, is their cash memo, for a

guarantee or proof of purchase.

Seems a little odd.

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Sheikh ‘Khulla Maal’ Chilli

PS: Nice to see you so sar-garam on the forum Saad.

Hope everything is fine on your end.

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Hard Drives always come like that, they dont have a box or something.


#6

I would have to go with Seagate! Not because the other two are bad, but because its made for some tough usage. Maxtor is Seagate's low end line now. Although I've seen Western Digital being used by quite a number of people but I've also seen them complaining when it comes to some tough hardware usage.

I myself have used Seagate quite vigorously for quite sometime and it still works fine

I remember buying an Intel motherboard which was simply rapped up in a plastic sheet, no cove box, manual or anything :lol:


#7

[quote=", post:, topic:"]

Is it just me, or do people find it ‘funny’ that Galaxy

Computers just hand you a HDD in a shopper, without

any accompanying box, packing, manuals, connectors,

screws, etc. All you have, is their cash memo, for a

guarantee or proof of purchase.

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actually that is called bulk hardware and in Pakistan mostly you will find bulk hardware and it cost less that the boxed material

i also got my d101 ggcl board in a thick plastic bag but it had all the cables and stuff!

didn’t got the sar-garm wala paragraph :D


#8

Active = سر گرم

=P


#9

oh thanks for the translation

seems like that i am really good at urdu :D


#10

Better power supply, especially if you have a no-brand one at the moment. A branded 350 watt will do, or even a 300watt one.

As for hard drive, they all work just fine..


#11

Thanks guys, appreciate all the input. I guess I am buying

Seagate today :).

I had Googled this subject and read the benchmark studies

about SATA this and SATA that, but nothing beats local

Tajruba.

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Sheikh 'MeiN Tou Challi...' Chilli


#12

Seagate all the way. WD's have a tendency to conk out within a couple of months of the warranty period ending. Get a 7200.11 with a 32 mb cache if you can. There is a noticeable difference in quietness and speed.


#13

since everyone is talking about HDDs, I was wondering if anyone can guide me to get one too.

what do you guys think I should get from the following three

http://www.beliscity.com/computers_desktop_components_external_hard_drives/c4_71_696/p5318/iomega_hdd_drive_500_gb_value_line_35/product_info.html

http://www.beliscity.com/computers_desktop_components_external_hard_drives/c4_71_696/p7380/western_digital_my_book_500gb_wdg1u5000e/product_info.html

http://www.beliscity.com/computers_desktop_components_external_hard_drives/c4_71_696/p8140/seagate_maxtor_stm305004oteb05rk_500gb_usb_firewire_hard_drive/product_info.html


#14

Get the Seagate or WD. I think they are officially imported here, so they should have a warranty.


#15

[quote=", post:, topic:"]

Seagate all the way. WD’s have a tendency to conk out within a couple of months of the warranty period ending. Get a 7200.11 with a 32 mb cache if you can. There is a noticeable difference in quietness and speed.
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And I have just switched from Seagate to WD. :(


#16

I believe Wester Digital is a lot better than Seagate. I am using it since last 7 years and never had any problems. Also Seagate drives these days are coming from China and WD drives are coming from Thailand or Malaysia.


#17

See http://www.storagereview.com/


#18

I think bcoz of its excellent tech support Seagate is the reliable brand


#19

only seagate offer 5 yr warranty others offer less then that right?


#20

5 year limited warranty