Has WD's reliability improved since the early '00s?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Chupa Chupa, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. macrumors G4

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    For years (mostly in the late 90s/early '00s) I bought consumer grade WD drives because that is what BB/CC/CUSA sold and I didn't know about places like Newegg. Inevitably these drives would fail...thankfully while on warranty, if you can be thankful about a drive failing. I switched to Seagate, which, knock on wood, held up beautifully until I didn't need them.

    I'm happy w/ Seagate, but WDs bench much faster, specifically the Caviar SE16 and RE2. How is the reliability on these drives. Are they going to last me 3-4 years as a video editing or boot drive or can I expect them to die in 1-2?

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