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7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 21, 2011, 11:25 Verno
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 16:21:
Western Digital also bought Hitachi Global Storage, too, not that long ago. Which is unfortunate as Hitachi used to make some really good, reliable hard drives. Unlike every WD drive I've ever owned or come across.

Every HD thread has anecdotes like this. Hard drive makers have bad batches but none are really more reliable than any other. In fact many share parts from the same manufacturing facilities. The great google hard drive test demonstrated this aptly, google it for more info.
 
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6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 21, 2011, 09:00 Ant
 
Time to dump HDDs. SSDs need to get cheaper and bigger NOW/fast!  
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5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2011, 20:25 TurdFergasun
 
samsung! noooooooOOOOO! 1 less reliable HD maker on the market. WD gonna have a monopoly on decent quality control now.  
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4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2011, 19:00 osage no onna
 
That's the complete opposite of my experience, as I've only used WD drives since the mid 90s and have never had a drive fail.  
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3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2011, 16:21 Burrito of Peace
 
Western Digital also bought Hitachi Global Storage, too, not that long ago. Which is unfortunate as Hitachi used to make some really good, reliable hard drives. Unlike every WD drive I've ever owned or come across.  
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2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2011, 14:19 OpticNerve
 
Yeah I've had bad experiences with Seagate HDs, so I guess I'll have to add Samsung to that list of HD venders not to buy from.  
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1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2011, 13:47 Stormsinger
 
So Seagate cut back on warranties in order to free up the money needed to buy Samsung's business. All I can say is I'm glad I took Seagate off my vendor list some 10-12 years ago...I don't have to waste time doing it now.  
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