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Don't avoid here either
Authored by: dan55304 on Mar 19, '09 07:11:34AM

I've tried all the removable drives. The only ones still running flawlessly after a year are WD. They are now the only drives I buy.

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Don't avoid here either
Authored by: fmaxwell on Mar 19, '09 10:00:31AM

WD currently makes the best bare hard drives, too. I'd probably put Samsung next. Seagate I'd put dead-last. They seem to have decided that price is the most important consideration, so I'd rather pay an extra $30 and get the reliability and speed of a WD drive.

I have a Mac Pro that came with a 1 TB Seagate 7200.11 series drive already installed. The reliability on those drives is so bad that I bought a WD Caviar Black 1TB drive. The Seagate is now my screwing-around-on drive, with multiple custom-configured copies of OS X and Windows (e.g., for things like diagnostics, drive copying, "rescue" in case my primary drive gets filesystem damage, etc.). An added bonus is that the WD is faster.

I realize that I was kind of harsh to the other poster, but I'd really rather see some more nuanced discussions rather than Chicken Little sky-is-falling stuff. Okay, maybe the WD won't work well for him in his very specialized intended use as a Mac boot drive, but that's no reason for alarmist postings telling everyone that they should avoid WD drives.

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