Western Digital 40GB / 7200rpm reliability?
I bought a hard drive from Dell (through some really slick 20% off + $30 of $100 coupon deal), which didn't say who the manufacturer was... just that it was used in Dell Dimension 4100/8100 series... turned out to be a WD 7200rpm 40gig; WD400. I recall a year or more ago that WD really was horrible and that many people experienced DOA's, or failures with WD drives early on... how is the current generation of WD? I remember 5 years ago Maxtor was horrible, I still have a Maxtor 850meg to remind me... but the more recent generation of maxtors were pretty reliable... i have a 40 gig 7200rpm Maxtor too...
Can someone shed some light/experiences? Thanks!
W.D. has had some problems over the years, the most serious being a run of failure prone chips a few years ago.
I have used many different drives in dozens of boxes and have had no recent trouble with the W.D.'s
I'm using a 400bb in this box and I am very happy with it!
I'm dealing with WD tech support right trying to get an RMA for my second WD400 that has died in the last 6 months. I really liked the drives when they were working. I've been thinking that it may be a problem with my old BX motherboard, but it's most likely the drives. Just bought a 40 GB Maxtor to be sure.
My dad works in the IS department where he works. When a hard drive dies, he brings it home for me and him to try to revive. Every hdd he has brought home dead was a Western digital, exept one, it was a Maxtor 10gig, we revived the Maxtor though, to bad the wd's where really dead.
Just my .02 worth.
I'm running 2 30Gb ATA100 WD's in a RAID 0 array with no problems, they're nice quiet drives too.
yeah, I've been seeing posts regarding how unreliable Western Digital hard drives are... However, that's all I use for my IDE based systems and haven't had a single problem with any of them. The worst luck I've had with hard disks is definetly IDE Seagate and Quantum drives...
I'm running two of them now without troubles. The only HD's I've had trouble with were Fujitsu's...
Where did you get the raid 0 card? Got any suggestions?
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