Which Hard Drive Brand Should I Use?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rekhyt, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2008
    Part of the old MR guard.
    After my MacBook hard drive had failed, I decided that I needed to purchase a newer hard drive to replace the old one.

    Which brand and which hard drive models do you guys suggest? Hitachi was such a fail and I will never use it again.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. phormality macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2009
    I like Western Digital, but I heard in an interview from a guy who runs a rather large custom PC company that all HDD brands have about a 3% failure rate, so it really doesn't matter. They have some of the lowest failure rates and the most consistent across brands.

    If you ask a large group, someone has had a drive from every company fail and "will never use it again".

    Just make sure you back up your data.
  3. VoR macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2008
    I think phormality said it perfectly (except to keep the receipt :))

    My most 'recent' batch of drives have been Western Digital, Hitachi and Samsung - and I haven't had a problem with any of them.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Every drive is equally bad. Just buy one with a 5-year warranty and keep backups.

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