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    Western digital vs seagate

    What is your choice on storage and why?

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    this is going to always be a personal preference, much like Sony vs Microsoft, Apple vs Microsoft, iOS vs Android, etc.

    Personally, I run both.
    My main drive (and primary others right now) run a WD Caviar Black drives . My media storage (tivo, etc) runs a Seagate Barracuda drive (3TB).

    All in all, I don't really see a performance benefit either way, though I kind of like the speed with which the Caviar boots up
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    I don't think there is really a difference however I think Seagate has been around longer.

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    Western Digital without a doubt, better drives and better warranty service, even advance replacements for consumer desktop drives!

    Seagate just aren't as well made any more, and thats pretty much proven by the fact we only get a 1 year warranty on OEM drives (in the uk anyway). Server drives are a different story though.

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    I usually go with WD but there is not really much difference within them
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    Years ago I was a big Seagate fan, gradually buying more Western Digital because of how good the RE series drives are.

    I've had three drives fail in production servers, one WD Black 1TB and two smaller Seagate drives, yet when the Seagates failed almost every drive I had online was Western Digital.

    This is anecdotal and a very small, random sample, but I find WD drives more reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCS-Chris View Post
    Seagate just aren't as well made any more, and thats pretty much proven by the fact we only get a 1 year warranty on OEM drives (in the uk anyway). Server drives are a different story though.
    That's funny. Like I said, I use a mixture of both, and I think I've had more WD go bad than I have Seagate.

    Both are pretty seamless replacements any more. Give credit card # , they ship out, you ship old drive back.
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    I have used both WD and Seagate and Have do not have a problem with either of them. Most hardware now are so similar in nature that to me it does not make much of a difference.

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    I have a lot more WD went bad than Seagate. I haven't been buying any WD in the past two years.
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    I have had both and prefer seagate. Although they are all very similar so it doesn't matter much.
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    Seagate is much better in speed and last longer, but cost higher

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    I've used WD in every computer I've built.

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    I use each of them about 50% since there isn't a lot more choice out there anymore. they have an equal fail ratio, which drives in the last 2 years seems to be ticking UPWARDS in a rather bad way. Really not a fan of either one but must say I get more DOA from WD, and more fail after 1 year+ of use from Seagate.

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    I've always used WD drives but just recently had one of their green drives fail on me, first drive I have ever had fail. Thank god for backups.

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    WD green series harddisk sucks for sure.Seagate harddisk are good i had no problem with them.
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    I really like Western Digital (WD) drives. Some of my friends swear by Seagate, but I just really trust WD based on my own experience.

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    I had one computer with WD, it died - and all seagate drives I had, have never failed.. Even those that have been running since 2008 24/7 (except 2-3 days in total)

    But yeah, I guess it's every different experience

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    Never had any issues at all here with the WD RE series.
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