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Seagate still number one in global HDD shipments

By Jos
Mar 23, 2010
  1. Even as solid-state drives continue to grow in popularity, the storage market is still largely driven by sales of traditional hard disk drives -- and the two biggest players remain Seagate and Western Digital. According to a recent iSuppli report, Seagate barely retained its first-place ranking among hard drive manufacturers for the fourth quarter of 2009 with 49.9 million units shipped, just enough to stay ahead of Western Digital's 49.5 million.

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  2. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    I've had both Seagate and Western Digital Hard drives fail on me before. Currently i'm only buying Samsung drives, and they have been flawless so far.
     
  3. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit TS Rookie Posts: 90

    That's funny I've had the other way around the drives that fail on me are Samsungs and Toshiba.

    My WD drives seem the most sold in RAID
    I have the most Hitachi's and they seem to be the fastest in moving around LARGE files around a bunch of storage drives.
    Seagates seem well normal there's nothing really WOW, or Yuck about the one's I've used they just seem to be a nice middle ground.

    Samsung I've had quite a few interesting issues with. There the only Hard drives I've ever used that actually over heated... >< There construction is odd ... I had a cat walk on the keyboard of a laptop and the hard drive just failed the phone support guy said "The drive had a bad habit of scratching easily and they put the thing un-protected right under the keyboard. They did replace it; I had two of them the first one got the cat, the second one an old guy hammed on the keyboard out of flustration and I had to send it in for an HDD replacement right after. I sold both as soon as they got back, I had enough of lost data from a little pressure on a keyboard. I've had IBM think-pads that went though hell and back that used WD drives and they all still work 15 years later, and have never been sent in for any repair.

    I can't remember who bought out Maxtor but my first EHDD was a Maxtor and I've had it in use for years, I finally took it out of the Enclosure a couple years ago and put it in an old system and it still runs great as the main drive on a kids learning PC.

    My top picks in order:
    1. Hitachi
    2. WD
    3. Seagate

    But If its one thing I've learned it's all very personal I've ran into some people who have never had a WD drive last them more then 6 months. It's all about making you're lucky pick!
     
  4. Thompson

    Thompson TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Don't even pay any attention to Hard Drive brands, arrest me.
    I just buy whatever has the capability I want, never had a single HDD fail on me. Ever. Not one.
     
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