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View Poll Results: Which Hard Drives Brand do you go for?
Hitachi 416 21.31%
Maxtor 104 5.33%
Seagate 597 30.58%
Samsung 229 11.73%
Western Digital 1,116 57.17%
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:45 PM   #421
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Yes, Seagate HDD sucks your money and gives you nuts. I use WDD for all hard drives and Samsung SDD for the OS.
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:50 PM   #422
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I tried cloning software recommended by SPH digitalife. I couldn't totally clone all the details into the sdd because the Onedrive keeps on prompting me error messages. I have to buy a new set of Windows 8.1 Home OS and load in fresh into the sdd. Heng, the WIndows 10 home version was on offer. Grabbed it into the system and runs well till today.
The OS is very smart in detecting the minute differences between resident drives. I will never clone because it caused me to be alone in the wild.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:44 PM   #423
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This.

Class action lawsuit on Seagate high failure rate
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:12 AM   #424
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In order of preferences, it will be
1) Hitachi GST
2) Western Digital
3) Seagate
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:22 PM   #425
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I vote Hitachi Hard Drive.

Even though WD brought Hitachi few years ago, their quality is still good and reliable.

I have a certain standard knowledge and skills in Computer hardware and messing around those hardware before the Datamini 386DX era, hence my close groups of friends often approach me if their Desktop or laptop got problem.

For hardware failure due to hard disk related, often I came across Seagate harddisk, follow by Toshiba. Both on mechanical and electronic components.

Hitachi and WD seldom got this problem. Even though Seagate is the OEM disk platter provider for some brands.
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Old 08-08-2016, 03:20 PM   #426
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beside hard disk, choosing the right distro for buying hard disk is impt. I paid around 120$ a 2 tb toshiba Hdd, drive can be detected, but cannot boot so i send to eternal asia for warranty. There was cosmetic damage on thing above sata/hdd connector so they said cannot rma and they asked me to call Toshiba directly to appeal. I asked what number to call they just said go to toshiba site and look for rma


So i go google Toshiba RMA. One line say they only handle laptop, another show only handle tv, end up i cant even find which place to contact for appeal


Convergent, CDL will prob just 1 to 1 exchange and even ban leong will at least bother to send your item to appeal. And yet this eternal asia just ask you to appeal yourself and dont even bother to give you a direct line or email to handle your case. Just do yourself a favor and buy your HDD from amazon. Very likely a lot cheaper during black friday and best of all, wd rma is at cathay. I rma once, straightaway one to one exchange, no issue. Somemore rma is cathay, not like ulu tai seng in eternal asia . Even if wd dont honor your hdd rma cos of cosmetic damage at least you save money buying from amazon

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Old 05-09-2016, 11:52 AM   #427
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interested to know if there are toshiba users here. I'm interested in getting a 2tb drive. So far I have a Toshiba 5tb in use for 1 year already with no issues, but would like to see a larger sample size for opinions.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:28 PM   #428
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Seagate is not good as per my experience.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:37 PM   #429
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interested to know if there are toshiba users here. I'm interested in getting a 2tb drive. So far I have a Toshiba 5tb in use for 1 year already with no issues, but would like to see a larger sample size for opinions.
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Old 30-09-2016, 07:52 PM   #430
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I voted for Samsung.
Had a Spinpoint F1 in my PC from 2008 on and it worked fine until 2015, when it began to produce more and more errors.

Overall I was quiet satisfied with it, CrystalDiskInfo showed 21384 operating hours with 3608 boots when I finally unplugged it.


Then I bought a 512GB SSD and don't use HDDs anymore since the SSD offers enough capacity for me.
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Old 29-10-2016, 12:49 PM   #431
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According to blackblaze reliability stats, HGST has best reliability.

I had two WD drives fail on me now due to PCB burnt. One green, and one black. Not touching their brand again.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:05 AM   #432
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i think my 8 character with WD no good

i have tried their blue and green, all failed within 1 year

i'm still using a hitachi drive from 2007, almost 10 years, amazing.

have been sticking with hitachis ever since

i also have the odd samsung f1 and seagate

no prizes in guessing which 2 HDDs falls under "Caution"

y temp so high 52C
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:35 AM   #433
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y temp so high 52C
ya hitachi drive tends to work a little heat up than the rest of hdd.
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Old 27-10-2017, 06:10 PM   #434
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