[rescue] SCSI drive for sale at buy.com
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Thu Apr 24 22:33:39 CDT 2003
On Mon, Apr 21, 2003 at 03:33:04AM -0400, Kevin wrote:
> WD used to be the best in IDE drives, at least up until
> around 97/98, then Maxtor started killing their market.
> Now i question WD heavily. As stated in the past, i
I started seeing WD take a quality dive around 1996. Quantum too.
Friend of mine's father worked for Quantum, and saw it from the inside.
Not sure about now.
Maxtor sucks, IMHO. A CompUSA manager told me one time that more Maxtor
drives came back than all other merchandise combined.
That was 2-3 years ago, but I'd still be very wary.
I know a lot of Windows user that just replace them as they fail. I
guess when you reboot because a font looks bad, throwing out cheap
drives seems normal.
> don't have any IDE stuff at home but when i do have to buy them for
> work i usually go IBM (which is now Hitachi) or Fujitsu. Same goes
> for SCSI, Hitachi and Fujitsu. Although i have had good luck with
> Seagate Cheetahs, i have had too many Barracudas die on me.
I had no problems with the Barracudas so far, but haven't used a lot of
I normally use IBM Ultrastars, with good results.
The newest drives I got were three 18GB Fujis.
> I think every drive manufacturer has put out bad
> batches now and again.
Yes, but some brands are consistently bad, and some consistently good.
The big RAID systems from Compaq, Storagtek, and EMC that I have seen
were always IBM, Fuji, or Seagate.
Ironically, an IBM RAID cabinet was full of Fujis.
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