What is the best hard drive company out there? Is there really a best?
I don`t think there is a best manufacturer. It`s all down to personal preference.
In my opinion, Id rate manufacturers like this.
2. Western Digital
I`m sure other members will have other opinions.
You want cheap? feature-rich? fast? quiet? reliable? SCSI? portable? miniature?
I'm Mostly a Seagate person and Western Digital, but I would do for a Hitachi anyday.