Is It Worth Buyin A Name Brand Hard Drive Vs Generic?????

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  1. dg45 macrumors regular

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    I need to buy a new hard drive for my POWERBOOK g4.

    IS IT WORTH BUYIN A NAME BRAND HARD DRIVE VS GENERIC?????

    is there a big differance?

    Why is it worth buyin a name brand?

    If i can save half on a generic is it worth it?
    Yes or no

    and why?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Go ahead... roll the dice with your data ;)

    Why don't you list the drives you are comparing
    Someone may have experience with them

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I still have not found what iam goin to buy but this guy at school gave me the idea and i dont know if anyone had any experiance with generic hard drives.

    Did anyone have any experiance with GENERIC HARD DRIVES OR purchase one???????????
     
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Companies like Seagate and Western Digital make the best drives (may be a few others I've forgotten to mention.)

    Brands like Fujitsu are alright, although they don't specialise in hard drives.

    If you've never heard of the brand anywhere, I'd avoid it.
     
  5. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    see if you can find any O.E.M drives. they're still brand new brand name drives but they're usually $20+ cheaper because they don't come w/ the packaging, documentation,warranty, etc. but yeah, I wouldn't trust a no name drive w/ no name quality
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    What do you consider a "generic hard drive"

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks but

    i seen one person on a page said that he bought a Western Digital hard drive 2.5 ata for his powerbook and he had a problem installin/running it.

    Has anyone experianced/bought a western digital hard drive for a mac
    15" POWERBOOK G4 TITANIUM laptop before?

    any problems?
    Are western digital ATA hard drives compatible with Powerbooks/macs?
    Will my POWERBOOK run it fine with no problems installing it?

    HELP
    thanks everyone who helps
     
  8. windywoo macrumors 6502a

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    Bad place to ask that question. Mac owners will always tell you that name = better. Well, its true if an item doesn't have a name, you don't know anything about it, but I often buy unbranded parts for my PCs and they work just as well as the branded.

    Its true that Seagate and Western Digital make good drives, and they aren't too expensive, so if you are concerned about reliability go for one of those. Then again, how much longer do you expect your powerbook to last? A generic unbranded drive is likely to last you as long as your powerbook's remaining life.
     

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