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Hard Disk reliability

Posted on 2006-11-08
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Perhaps i've just been a bit unlucky, but I've had a couple of hard disks go bad on me recently. One is an almost new Seagate, the other is a two year old Maxtor. Both are SATA drives. So I was wondering if there's any particular brand that stands out in front of the rest in terms of reliability? I know they're both still covered under the warranty but that's not the point.

Also, is there any difference in reliability between SATA and IDE drives?

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The warranty period can be an indication of the reliability, but most drives are dependable.  The low-end Maxtors seem to get more bad press than others, but Seagate is a very good brand - they have 5-year warranties.  Samsung and Western Digitial also make reliable drives, but it's always possible that you can get a bad one.

There is no difference in reliability between SATA and IDE - often, the drives are identical, apart from the interface.
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Ok, thanks for that. I've ordered a pair of new Seagates. I'll see how I get on with them.
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