[mythtv-users] Hard Drives that Actually Work?

cb 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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