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KHB: Real-world disk failure rates: surprises, surprises, and more surprises

KHB: Real-world disk failure rates: surprises, surprises, and more surprises

Posted Jun 15, 2007 0:51 UTC (Fri) by pr1268 (subscriber, #24648)
In reply to: KHB: Real-world disk failure rates: surprises, surprises, and more surprises by bronson
Parent article: KHB: Real-world disk failure rates: surprises, surprises, and more surprises

> Er, you listen to salespeople at Fry's??

I listen to them, but I don't always believe everything they say. But, again, my Seagate discussion was more tuned into the idea that their warranty (which they proudly advertise in big print on the sides of the box) is much longer than those of most other name-brand hard disk manufacturers (which is often hidden in the fine print). I agree, brand loyalty doesn't mean much these days, and besides, I used to think WDC (Western Digital) drives were the finest-quality consumer hard disks. Nowadays I don't think WDC drives are nearly as good as they were 5-10 years ago, and I've never had any good experiences with Maxtor. Times change, and so do hard drive manufacturers' quality control (and standards).

Maybe in 5-10 years I'll think the same about Maxtor, WDC, or Fujitsu as I do now about Seagate...


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