Getting the Lowdown on Seagate and Maxtor Firmware Fixes

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rayatwork05

WD is the way to go, ive never had a WD drive fail on me or have any type of hardware problems.  my current hdd is a samsung, and its been acting hella funny lately (within first 6 months of ownership).  back to WD i go. 

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 Ray, RES Computer Services

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rayatwork05

WD is the way to go, ive never had a WD drive fail on me or have any type of hardware problems.  my current hdd is a samsung, and its been acting hella funny lately (within first 6 months of ownership).  back to WD i go. 

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 Ray, RES Computer Services

www.realesystems.com

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zeringue

I still dont understand why seagate bought maxtor.  When I buy servers from dell and when i request replacement HDDs, i absolutely demand not maxtor. Every sas/sata failed drive i have encountered with the dell servers has been maxtor. ~500 internal/local spindles. Seagate used to be the leader the one to buy, i guess seagate has picked up some of maxtor's bad habits.  Too bad ibm does not make hard drives any more.  What's left worth purchasing? WD? Fujitsu? Hitachi? 

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Deanjo

I simply can't share your view on maxtor drives (at least before seagate bought them) having worked many years in a data center the maxtors were the most reliable drives at the time (excluding their thin line series). By far the worst of all time for ide drives was Fujitsu (which ironically made a really nice SCSI drive that took a beating) Since then we have tried many different drives to find a reliable replacement.  Seagates and WD's are pretty much on par if you exclude WD's raptor line that has a whooping double failure rate there.  So far the best solution we have found for reliability has been the Hitachi's.  Samsungs experience a slightly higher failure rate then both the WD's and seagates.  Not trying to start a flame war here.  Just sharing the experiences that are found in the datacentre.

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Keith E. Whisman

Don't forget good ol Samsung and the white and blue label cheap drives that Fry's electronics sells.

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