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#1 PGHinBKK

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 08:37 PM

I was just informed that the Hitachi HDD in my Dell laptop is failing, and I will replace it soon. But since this unit is only about 2-3 years old, I'm not that keen to replace it with another Hitachi. I know the site cannot endorse products, but can anyone relate any instances of one brand of HDD that seems to last longer than others?  Thanks


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 09:12 PM

Fwiw.....Seagate drive.....installed since 2006. Still going strong. Passes every test.  ymmv


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 09:16 PM

Condobloke,  thanks. I was leaning towards Seagate, but thought I'd collect some opinions before I bought another one. :thumbup2:


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:59 AM

I've had drives fail over the many years I've built pc's from every manufacturer ... I think sometimes you just get lucky on how long one will last.  I CAN say that i've never had a drive fail faster than the 10k RPM drives.  There certainly is nothing wrong with Seagate drives or Western Digital I am almost positive both of the these two companies have been building them the longest.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:52 AM

Really...you only have 3 possibilities...WD, Seagate, and Hitachi, with WD and Seagate being the largest manufacturers existent today.

 

I've always thought that the idea of "better hard drives" was a myth created by users based on their limited personal experiences.  I've used all sorts of drives over the last 19 years (since 1996) and I even had the "IBM deathstar drives" perform well for me.

 

It's like any other manmade product...quality control cannot catch everything and some individual drives will always fail.  No one makes "failure-proof" drives.

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:24 PM

Thanks, guys.  Seagate has plants over here (Thailand) and so their drives are just a little less expensive. I'll probably pick one up in the next few days.


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