Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

Hardware Hardware
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

Solved: Is Western Digital still the best?


(!)

pvc_'s Avatar
pvc_ pvc_ is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 481 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Experience: Computer Scientist
20-May-2012, 01:10 PM #1
Question Solved: Is Western Digital still the best?
I'm in the market for a new hard drive and this year I don't know what to go for. Normally, I go for Caviar Black and everything's good. This year though, with the floods in southeast Asia, the rising prices, and the drop in quality, I am not sure what to do.

I am currently looking at 1-2 TB WD Caviar Blacks, but they do seem to have a higher than usual failure rate according to Newegg reviews.
saikee's Avatar
Member with 3,748 posts.
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newcastle
Experience: A Linux user gone nuts on multi-boot
20-May-2012, 04:46 PM #2
Don't mind which brand I come across myself as I have all sort. WD is pretty quiet and robust and could probably be a preferred option. I have just never been able to work a hard disk to its death yet.
Elvandil's Avatar
Computer Specs
Moderator with 51,993 posts.
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Vermont
Experience: "Been through the mill."
20-May-2012, 05:05 PM #3
I use all types, too. I've had the worst luck with Seagate. I've used WD and Hitachi mostly. I tend to favor WD over the others simply because they have quickly replaced drives I have sent to them, usually with larger ones.
TheShooter93's Avatar
TheShooter93   (Cody) TheShooter93 is offline TheShooter93 has a Profile Picture
Computer Specs
Member with 8,186 posts.
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, Florida
Experience: Advanced
20-May-2012, 06:58 PM #4
The larger the drive, the more frequent the failure rate (or so it seems).

I would definitely go with Western Digital.

They may be a bit pricey, but the quality is still there.
pvc_'s Avatar
pvc_ pvc_ is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 481 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Experience: Computer Scientist
20-May-2012, 09:29 PM #5
I guess they are still the best.

Thanks.
Elvandil's Avatar
Computer Specs
Moderator with 51,993 posts.
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Vermont
Experience: "Been through the mill."
20-May-2012, 11:37 PM #6
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheShooter93 View Post
The larger the drive, the more frequent the failure rate (or so it seems).
It does seem that way. I think they rush them to market too fast.
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


Tags
failure, flood, hard drive, western digital

(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑