Best hard drive replacement brand?

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  1. AdventurousJosh macrumors 6502

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    It's taller than the standard 9.5mm.... Will it fit?
     
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    I swear by WD. I've never *knock on wood* had a problem with one of their hard drives. I wouldn't recommend Seagate; I've known quite a few people who have lost data when their Seagate External drives bit the dust.
     
  7. 7thMac macrumors 6502

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    Anecdotal information from single users is not reliable. Unless you have statistically reliable data from a large sample, you should just buy the cheapest model from a major manufacturer that is compatible and has the speed, size, and features you want.
     
  8. happle macrumors 6502a

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    this is true. all drive brands have some failure rate.

    but pretty much any 7200rpm wd seagate hitachi will be similar. you will have users that swear by each. i like my seagate. i had a hitachi 7k500 and i like my seagate momentus 7200.4 500gb better. iv only had one wd drive and im not even sure which model it was. it was a long time ago, all i can say was it worked...
     
  9. hakuin macrumors regular

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    I returned a WD HD soon after it went on the blink after I dropped my MB. I was very pleased to receive a brand new one in the post soon later.

    After sales policies may be worth checking on?
     

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