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nedkelly
30-03-2010, 12:56 PM
Have decided that I need to get a bigger hard drive for my laptop because I am constantly running out of space.
Hearing what people have been saying I have decided to stick with Western Digital.
What do people think of this hard drive (http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?e=312047)?

wratterus
30-03-2010, 01:12 PM
Seagate or WD, 6 to one half a dozen to the other. I like Seagate.

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=428266

http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=HDDSE4322

I would definitely get a 7200RPM drive though, I upgraded my notebook from a 5400RPM to a 7200RPM drive recently and there was quite a noticeable difference in speed.

nedkelly
30-03-2010, 02:44 PM
I thought people were saying stay away from seagate hard drives?

wratterus
30-03-2010, 02:52 PM
They had an issue with a firmware release a while back (SD15) but that has been fixed for some time now. I've seen plenty of in warranty WD drives with problems in the last few years, from what I've seen Seagate are still more reliable.

nedkelly
30-03-2010, 03:10 PM
oh ok, completely changed my mind about seagate then.

Sweep
30-03-2010, 03:34 PM
I thought people were saying stay away from seagate hard drives?

I have had no problems with Seagate hard drives and if I wanted another that brand is what I'd get.

notechyet
30-03-2010, 04:29 PM
I thought people were saying stay away from seagate hard drives?
I got a 500gb Segate placed in my MBP a few months ago, working perfectly.