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#1 LiamP5

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:12 AM

As i post about my bios didnot find hdd problem after that i thought to buy 500gb hard disk and i have got two option to buy one seagate 500gb released july 25 2011 and second western digital 500gb released june 11 2011. In weight western digital much lighter than seagate hard disk. I know that seagate is new in that of western digital hard drive but also seagate has record failure over two-three year so i am confuse which to buy please help me out?
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:19 AM

You're buying one of these from your local computer store, correct?  If yes, ask which drive appears to have the best manufacturer warranty.  I've had a couple of WDs fail over the last few years.  HDs are a business gamble as to how long any one will last.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:39 PM

1TB hard disks generally offer much better capacity/price ratio and are much faster.



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:43 PM

RETAIL (comes in a pretty box) WD drives generally carry a 3 year warranty and Seagate's carry 2 years.  OEM or bulk drives (comes in an antistatic bag or plain box) give you a one year warranty from that store.  So, what you buy and where you buy it matter.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 08:01 PM

Drillingmachine i can only afford to 500gb hdd and i don't so much money to buy 1tb. So please which should i buy and another thing seagate have 7200 rpm speed whereas wd have only 5000 rpm speed.
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:01 PM

In that case, for me it's a no-brainer: if Seagate = 2 years warranty, and WD = 3 years, but Seagate = 7200 RPM and WD = 5000 RPM, l'd go for the Seagate.

 

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 10:59 PM

thanks majestic i will go seagate hdd now.
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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:37 AM

Drillingmachine i can only afford to 500gb hdd and i don't so much money to buy 1tb. So please which should i buy and another thing seagate have 7200 rpm speed whereas wd have only 5000 rpm speed.

 

Really? Price difference is very small http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FVVMf7






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