Which Hard Drive Brand Should I Use?

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

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    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,
    Rekhyt
     
  2. phormality macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    Every drive is equally bad. Just buy one with a 5-year warranty and keep backups.
     

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