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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Every WD drive I have owned has died on me. I stopped buying them ages ago and I only have Seagate drives, but I was still using one from a Dell desktop, and it just puked on me last night. you'd think at least one of those P.O.S drive would last for me.

Tip: Never buy WD hard drives....go Seagate.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 05:36 AM
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They always worked fine for me... That's kinda funny even: I've had failed Seagates, Hitachis, IBMs, Samsungs, Maxtors. No WDs.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 07:11 AM
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This is funny because I get into arguments with my friends about this, I had really shitty luck with Maxtor, Seagate has been oK and incredible luck with WD.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 07:36 AM
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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I've never had a WD drive just fail on me. I've seen some go bad over time but there was enough time to save the data and replace the drive. Maxtors are shit and so are the cheaper Seagates. Just my opinion....
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I've never been let down by Seagate, after all the desktops and servers I've built in the past.

The funny thing was this WD drive just died on me out of nowhere, I was trying to copy a file to the drive and it started barfing with CRC errors, and then 30 seconds later the motor started clicking away. Instant death.

It's in the freezer right now for a resurrection attempt this evening, but all the important data was backed up. At least it wasn't the boot drive, just file storage.

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I've never been let down by Seagate, after all the desktops and servers I've built in the past.

The funny thing was this WD drive just died on me out of nowhere, I was trying to copy a file to the drive and it started barfing with CRC errors, and then 30 seconds later the motor started clicking away. Instant death.

It's in the freezer right now for a resurrection attempt this evening, but all the important data was backed up. At least it wasn't the boot drive, just file storage.
Glad you had backup.

Can you elabrate on the freezer trick? Never heard of that before.
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I've had a 40gb WD IDE drive since Dec 2000 running strong. It runs my OS on a backup box.

Seagate bought Maxtor a while back if I recall.

Freezer trick compresses the internals of the drive to bring tolerances back to spec. It's usually a last-resort effort to get info off a bad HD. Well, that or data recovery ($$$).
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 08:59 AM
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Just remember folks, the manufacturers carry a 3 year warranty on the Hard Drives and all you do is call them to get a return authorization # and they will send you a new one back. Done this with WD, Seagate, Maxtor and Hitachi.

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Before you say is dead , take him out and use compressed air to blow any particle on it.
Use small brush to clean pcb.
I had 2 drives one was constantly locking up, and second stopped working.
I took them to the garage, give him a good Blow, clean them up with soft brush. and they worked again.

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It's all a matter of preference and luck. Personally I had several failures with both Seagate and WD, but I've used a lot of WDs over long periods with zero problems. WD is my first choice, and Seagate one of my last.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 09:24 PM
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