Trying to get a Seagate return atm. meh...gonna give WD a shot.
I suspect its pretty much hit & miss across the board though.
I've only ever had to return WD, possibly because I've only ever had WD.
The only one that wasn't honoured under Warranty was a 10year old 40mb drive.
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Western Digital for me. I've had Seagate fail me twice before.
The new WD reds look great for the NAS box.
Tough to choose. I would say WD based on the amount of Seagate drives I have seen fail in the past from experience..
Although that being said, now days they both good! As any hard drive is prone to failure at some point.
It's a hit and miss, look after your drives.
Replace them every 2 years as good practice to eliminate your risk
WD for sure! Only problem I've ever had was with Maxtor hdd, returned 4 in the space of a year and a half, got a WD and not a single problem for years now
Given that I'm mostly looking at 3.5" drives for bulk storage (so NAS-ey type stuff) and that Seagate has pulled out of the 'green' market, I come down on the WD side of the fence. And on a related note, Anandtech has now got an answer as to whether the new Red drive range is worth the 'premium' (which, in my world at least, comes in under a lousy R600 more ..over THREE years, pffft!)
Then again, as a prime-mover in porta-land, I definitely wants me some Momentus XT lovin'! So: horses for courses then.
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Bought a Seagate drive once, lasted about 4 months before it started dying. Returned it and paid the difference for the WD.
They didn't have any WD's in stock at the time and I needed the space urgently.
I have a nice little collection of WD drives from over the years that all still work. 1.6GB, 8GB, 20GB, 80GB, 120GB, 2x320GB, 500GB and a 1TB.
The 2 320's are still in use in a RAID 0 array that's been faultless for the past 6 years now, they've been transferred from PC to PC over the years. Planning on replacing the 500GB with a 2TB+ drive soon.
Think I still have a 400MB Conner drive lying around somewhere O.o
Seagate. I've never had a problem with a Seagate drive. Have had WD problems.