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  • maxtor

    4 12.50%
  • seagate

    16 50.00%
  • other

    12 37.50%
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    Enthusiast supernoodles
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    I used to work for Seagate and they are good
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    Seagate owns Maxtor.

    Best external (reviews/feedback) is Lacie.

    Internal/server (in my view - had all of them) - WD.
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    In days past it was Seagate but Samsung has now taken the lead.
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    Regarding external drives, I brought my crappy 200GB Maxtor and an excellent black IcyBox 3.5" USB2/Firewire caddy.

    It was as simple as removing 4 thumbscrews from the caddy, connecting the IDE and power molex cables, closing the lid, plugging in and switching on. The hard drive will initially need a full format but then can be used fine.
    If you want, you can make a partition (I have half as NTFS, half as HFS+).
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    I had a Seagate fail so would now vote Samsung too. Maxtor aren't even in the running so far as I'm concerned.

    Lots of retail external drives contain WD discs at the moment. They seem okay, but if you're buying just a drive and case to DIY then go for Seagate to get 2 years longer warranty IMO; or Samsung (extra quiet).

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    i only ask about plug&play as it would be nice to have it work like when i can attach the sony phone to the pc

    it acts as a partition drive

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    I had a seagate with dozens of bad sectors, it eventually died. I've got 2 maxtors and a Seagate Sata and a couple of Samsung working well.

    It really depends on how you look after it in the end. Hard drives are sensitive to heat and knocks so as long as you're careful then you should be ok. The Seagate I had that failed was when I got my first PC (over 6 years ago).

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    Western Digital rules! WD2500KS or WD3200KS are two very good SATA2 HDD around. They are fast and very quiet. I'm using WD2500KS currently and very happy with the performance.

    The 10,000rpm version I think may be noisier due to the spinning sound.

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    thank you for all voting

    i have searched on ebay and some sellers suggest that a harddrive without a cooling fan is quiet, but is it good to not have a fan to cool it down

    surely this would heat up and cause problems, ie; bad sectors or burning up to the point where it just does not work any further?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy0186
    thank you for all voting

    i have searched on ebay and some sellers suggest that a harddrive without a cooling fan is quiet, but is it good to not have a fan to cool it down

    surely this would heat up and cause problems, ie; bad sectors or burning up to the point where it just does not work any further?
    Any decent 7200rpm should be fine in an aluminium enclosure without the need for a fan. Although I wouldn't suggest tucking it away where there is no airflow whatsoever.


 

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