Which is the best drive?

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Western Digital 120 GB



Seagate 120 GB


It will be running in a removable HD rack.  Does one run hotter?  TIA

Re: Which is the best drive?

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I use four of the western digital hard drives your link points to they
are the same capacity and model (WD120JB) they are in a home server
which is never turned off I can honestly say they are good hard drives
as for the heat issue I have never noticed them heating up however all
four drives are in Coolermaster CoolDrive3 enclosures.

Whenever I buy hard drives I always buy WD ones Ive never been let down
yet I even have an old 13GB hard drive (6yrs+ old) which is in constant

But do consider that the Seagate has Shock protection and an extra 2yrs
Warranty (Seagate 5yrs, WD 3yrs warranty)

Re: Which is the best drive?

I have on 4 Gb Maxtor that works fine and had one 200Gb Maxtor that was
faulty in 8 months of use.
Now is use a Seagate barracuda 7200 that has 5 years of warraty I dont
expect to use it. Also had on 10Gb WD that gave the "click noise of death".


Re: Which is the best drive?


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You're comparing pretty similar drives, shouldn't make much
difference.  At same price the Seagate seems more desireable
due to longer warranty yet you might find (either) a little
cheaper... for example this week Best Buy, OfficeMax and
Circuit City all have deals on Western Digital 120-200GB
drives, IIRC.

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