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mr_rix
19-11-2004, 11:16 PM
Well, as my Seagate harddrive has packed up (I used to think hi9ghly of them) I'm going to buy another brand.

Who's good? Who to stay away from?

Maxtor, Samusung, Western Digital, Toshiba?

george12
19-11-2004, 11:38 PM
I know the HDD that packed up was Seagate, but...

Seagate.

The are IMO the best brand of hard drive, in speed, cost and reliability - which is all that really matters. How old was it? All drives pack up after a few years you know.

HTH Cheers George

Murray P
19-11-2004, 11:41 PM
Seagate

Murray P

R2x1
20-11-2004, 12:03 AM
I also fancy Seagate - value, quietness, speed and a good warranty (That I've never used yet)
R2

mr_rix
20-11-2004, 12:26 AM
Only 6 months so a replacment is in order

george12
20-11-2004, 01:28 AM
Then you don't need to choose a new one, do you?

Just RMA it, and you don't have to worry - you'll automatically stick with the most superior of HDD makers :D.

Have fun RMAing
Cheers George

brig
20-11-2004, 07:54 AM
The warranty should still be valid.

Go to their website and you can check the warranty status online.

I've just had my 22 month old seagate drive replaced under warranty with a refurbished one.

Apply online for an RMA number then you will need to send it to their office in Singapore. Costs $31 NZ air post, and took two weeks for mine to arrive back.

the highlander
20-11-2004, 08:02 AM
>Apply online for an RMA number then you will need to send it to their office in Singapore. Costs $31 NZ air post, and took two weeks for mine to arrive back.<

Just take it back to the point of purchase, It's their worry not yours.

the highlander
20-11-2004, 08:06 AM
By the way all hardrive brands are okay. Personally I prefer seagate but even they have bad runs of drives sometimes. Once purchased an 80 gig seagate barracuda and had it replaced 3 times in 2 months all due to same fault.
Warrantee is something to look for go for a brand/ model with 3 years.

bk T
21-11-2004, 09:52 PM
Of course, Seagate.

nzStan
21-11-2004, 09:54 PM
Seagate without a doubt.

Exwesty
22-11-2004, 07:42 AM
The warrenty on Seagate drives is now 5 years and I think this changed just a few months back and a couple of other manufacturers are mving to follow.

PaulD
22-11-2004, 08:16 AM
Samsung also make good drives and unlike Seagate, they never cut their 3 year warranty back to 1 Year. Samsung now have 5 year warranty.
The important thing is how well the drive is handled and packed before you get it. 350Gs non operating shock tolerance looks impressive but that is only about a 1 metre drop to a hard surface. Have you ever seen packages being thrown about in a courier depot?