Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:18 AM
Western Digital has been my preferred hard drive since the mid-1990's when I bought a 200 mb one that was broken. They RMA'd it immediately and I was up and running in no time at all.
Since then I've only used W-D drives (between 10 and 20 of them) and have never experienced a drive failure that wasn't my fault (the one that was my fault was a static discharge that I caused and it fried the PCB board).
I have read reports of failures with W-D drives, and they seem to be coming more frequently. They alarm me enough that I'm considering switching to Seagate just because of the warranty that they offer.
Currently, at home, I have 2 W-D Raptors on my primary system, a W-D Caviar on my FTP server, a 500 gB and a 120 gB W-D USB drive, a W-D Caviar on my wife's system and my youngest boy's system (the oldest has an HP - dunno what's in it). Also, I just gave an older W-D Caviar to my brother to replace the hard drive in his son's computer.
At work, we've got 6 W-D drives (with 1 unknown drive in a Compaq). One of the W-D drives was installed to replace the drive in another Compaq that was hit by lightning.
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