Segate or Western Digital.

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Which is the best hdd?

  1. Segate

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. Western Digital

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  3. Samsung

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. Maxtor

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
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  1. saiaspire

    saiaspire Guest

    Hi guys,
    I wanted to buy a WESTERN DIGITAL 200 gb hdd but sadly it was out of stock.

    The dealer said the next better option would be segate.

    i jus wanted to know whether the performance difference between a segate and a wd hdd is very wide or narrow, and whether segate outperforms wd.

    PLease Help

    -Sai
     
  2. wizrulz

    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    IF available WD
    second option seagate
    if ur looking for service center if any problem occurs then SEAGATE adn then western digital
    Yeah it has been seen that WD outperforms Seagate
    hey how much is warranty of WD???
     
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    both offer 5yrs warranty. Ah! this word limit sucks!!
     
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    saiaspire Guest

    is the performance difference between wd and segate very high???

    Please tell.
     
  5. aryayush

    aryayush New Member

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    Western Digital currently makes the best hard drives, go for it if available.
    Seagate should be the second choice followed by Maxtor.
     
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    Can anyone give me a link to a comparison between a WD 200GB AND SEGATE 200GB HDD, which include both synthetic and real-world test.

    Thnks in advance.

    -Sai
     
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    tarey_g Hanging, since 2004..

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    my priority list will be

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  8. MysticHalo

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    The major difference lies in Data buffer..most WD HDD offer 16MB of it while most Seagate HDD offer 8 MB. Also check the read/write rates b4 buying. The rpm of most high capacity drives is 7200rpm, seagate cheetah(@ 35.5 GB) offers 10k rpm.
    But WD is the best, and now they've started a door-to-door replacement service...so warranty shouldnt be a problem.
     
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    Even WD offers 10K rpm hard disks (called Raptor I think, not sure) and those are very popular but costly and not available with high capacities.
     
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    Its capacity is seventy two GB.
     
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    All 10k disks available in two versions..72 and 35.5 GB

    @janitha- thx for the addition
     
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    It is actually available upto 150 GB, though may not be easy to get in India.
     
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