[mythtv-users] Hard Drives that Actually Work?
cb at wasteland.org
Thu Dec 16 03:55:33 UTC 2004
On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 18:48 +0000, Steven Christall wrote:
> All of the new Dells we buy seem to have WD drives, two failures in 8
> months for 20 PC's ... not so great
I purchase PCs for a hospital and our failure rate for Dell PC hard
disks is -really- bad. Mainly Maxtor and a few WDs. A lot of them fail
shortly after deployment. So, i have to agree with people around here.
if it doesnt fail within a year you're probably ok :)
I've run WD at home forever.. can't say why but they've gotten to be
more quiet and with 8mb of cache you just can't go wrong. 3 year
warranty makes me feel a little better. but it seems that any and every
warranty-replacement plan is just 'feed em refurbs till the warranty
term is satisfied' type crap. don't want to deal with that..
owned a Maxtor 850mb disk back in the day. it failed six months after
i bought it and so did every replacement they ever sent me. how are
they even still around?
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