Maxtor vs Western digital? Which ONE
Posted 03 June 2004 - 03:24 PM
Posted 03 June 2004 - 04:00 PM
but I've so many friends that like seagate and maxtor. they don't have any problems as well. I just got this since it had 8mb cache, I tend to use it..
my choice is SATA WD raptor 10000rpm )
Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:19 PM
PLUS, I hate the fact that WD drives have to have a jumper set for master, slave, or SINGLE. Every other manufacturer works just fine with Master and slave, but with WD you have to set it to single if it the only thing on the cable. Minor annoyance, but when you are swapping drives around a few times a day, it gets **** annoying fast.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 06:01 PM
I just don't see why WD has to use the single setting in the first place when none of the other drive makers do. Although serial ata has solved that problem for me.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 06:26 PM
The local stores stopped carrying Maxtor and now tend to exclusively carry WD and I figured I'd grab a WD with the 8 meg buffer and I've had flawless use with it. Since then the only drives I buy are WD with the 8 meg buffer with no problems.
Of course every person will experience things differently depending on their setup, the enivornment of the computer and it's location, etc. I, personally, will never own another Maxtor drive as I consider them to be less than garbage.