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Best brand of hard drive for laptop use

 
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eddien12345



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Best brand of hard drive for laptop use Reply with quote

Hi all,

I am wondering what, in your opinion, is the best brand of HD to go for in a laptop. I ask this as my 'ex-current' hard drive (the _second_ WD in a month (!)) has failed and I wanted to know which brands are the most reliable in your collective opinion.


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Rhakios
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not had any trouble with either Seagate or Samsung drives (yet), but this sort of thing often depends more on the particular model than the brand.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had good success with all Samsung drives, both 2.5" laptop and 3.5" standard hard drives.
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jozien17



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Best brand of hard drive for laptop use Reply with quote

eddien12345 wrote:
Hi all,

I am wondering what, in your opinion, is the best brand of HD to go for in a laptop. I ask this as my 'ex-current' hard drive (the _second_ WD in a month (!)) has failed and I wanted to know which brands are the most reliable in your collective opinion.


Ed


I use WD on my laptop and desktop, (at least 10),
never had a problem.

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mediamgl



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a few Seagate drives die on me. Now I tend to go with WD Caviar Black drives.
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Paradigm Shifter



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had no end of trouble with Seagate drives. I tend to buy Samsung drives (both 3.5" and 2.5") as they're usually cheaper than their Western Digital equivalents.

On the SSD front (if you may think about that route) I avoid OCZ like the plague as myself and my friends have had their drives die very quickly and randomly in the past... I'm also somewhat cautious about drives using a Sandforce controller, so I tend to stick with Crucial or Intel.
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