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What is generally considered to be the most reliable hard drive brand?

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I finally have some spare cash and I'm wondering which labels to look for and which to avoid. Also are there any good hardware review sites I should look at?

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None of them. Just buy any big label, their rates are all basically the same.

Although personally I like Seagates. Apparently the new Hitachi drives are absolutely fabulous too.

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Actually google did a released a study on off the shelf servers and the harddrives they used and it showed that harddrives from a certain company(which they wouldn't name) are more likely to fail.
Anyways I prefer Seagate for their 5 year warranties but my friend who like WD says the now offer 5 year warranties too?

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Anyways I prefer Seagate for their 5 year warranties but my friend who like WD says the now offer 5 year warranties too?


IIRC they're the same company now.

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If you don't care about paying a bit more for a hard drive, consider buying a WD Raptor (the only ones who run at 10k rpm instead of the normal 7.2k). I have one of 150gb and it's fast as hell.

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I've never had a problem with any WD drives I've ever purchased. I too have a Raptor and it's great.

MaximumPC and BitTech are two of my fav hardware sites - retailers like my favorite, NewEgg, have customer ratings as well.

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