[rescue] WTB: IBM IDE HD

Dan Sikorski rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 21 13:29:13 CDT 2001

> Wait a minute.  I thought that Seagates were supposed to be good.
What is
> good?  In IDE, I have Fujitsu, Maxtor, Western-Digital, and Seagate.
> Scsi, I have, well, I have Maxtor and Seegate, not sure what else.
> of these are decent, which aren't?

This is bound to start a holy war similar to the vi (yeah!) vs. emacs
(boo!) one.  I have yet to find a HD manufacturer that everyone can
agree on.  Personally, I've had good experience with Maxtor for IDE
drives.  Also, IMHO, great people can make up for a failed drive.  I had
a Western Digital drive fail, and called in to get a replacement.  This
happened to be on my birthday.  I got the drive the next day, and it's
manufacturing date was my birthday.  So, I now have a WD drive that was
made on my 20th birthday. Besides, if anyone counts on a hard drive to
not fail, they're nuts.  We all know that HD's fail, regardless of
manufacturer.  This is (part of the reason) why we back things up.

	-Dan Sikorski

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