[CLUG-chat] Re: [CLUG-tech] Reliable HD

smitty at webonline.co.za smitty at webonline.co.za
Fri Jun 20 19:22:43 SAST 2003


You lot do realise that older drivers had larger areas for each bit, and
were thus a bit more robust than today's ultra high capacity drives?

> i still have a 212MB WD that works perfectly...
> almost 10 years old...
> 
> On Fri, 2003-06-20 at 11:39, Jonathan Carter wrote:
> > I've also been extremely lucky with Seagate. If you just look
> > around, you see lots of 40MB, 200MB and 500MB drives that's still
> > working that's lying around. I can't remember when last I saw a WD
> > under 1GB that still works. Many people talk Seagate down,
> > especially those die hard WD fans. I'm not qualified to say for sure
> > which is definately better performance wise, some people claim that
> > the WD is faster, but I feel that the Seagate is definately better
> > quality.
> > 
> > JC
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Izak Burger" <iburger at cs.sun.ac.za>
> > To: <clug-tech at clug.org.za>
> > Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 10:32 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CLUG-tech] Reliable HD
> > 
> > 
> > > I've had issues with just about any drive out there, except for
> > > Seagate. I've had maxtors crash on me, Every WD 6.4GB I've worked
> > > with except for one has crashed, most of them made it until just
> > > out of warranty.  I've had issues with two IBM travelstars (made
> > > by Hitachi nowadays), and the great Fujitsu fiasco also claimed a
> > > few.  I had one JTS drive, also broke within a year, round about
> > > the same time JTS went out of bussiness.
> > >
> > > A while ago there was a special edition 60GB WD with a three year
> > > warranty.  Not sure if you can still get hold of one.
> > >
> > > I've never had any issues with Seagate though.  Never had a single
> > > one crash on me.  Maybe I'm just lucky...
> > >
> > > I did have some performance issues with one specific seagate
> > > model, a U5 type if I remember correctly.  5400RPM 20GB drive,
> > > probably not even available anymore.

 
Liam
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