View Full Version : Wd reports impact on hdd production due to severe flooding in thailand
10-13-2011, 04:00 AM
First the good news. they aren't going out of business, and their Thailand employees are safe. But the region is pretty much underwater and the local infrastructure has taken damage .http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NewsAtBjorn3dcom/~4/Dsvyim5Livg
10-13-2011, 07:41 AM
Least is isn't Seagate or I'd be having a cow right now.
10-13-2011, 01:55 PM
that's funny. I've had more problems from seagate drives than WD drives over the years, and i've had alot more wd's (got 2 in my sys right now)
10-13-2011, 01:59 PM
I stopped using seagate due to too many failures.
10-13-2011, 03:13 PM
I have had 10 WD drives fail on me and not a single problem with Seagate drives.
10-13-2011, 03:38 PM
Just guess bad batches. I have owned over 35 WD drives never a single problem. Have owned about 15 Seagates and have had 4 of them fail. Usually controllers go bad. Have had 7 OCZ SSD with one failure. 5 Crucial SSD and no failures.
I still have a WD 40MB brick drive, and it probably still works.
10-13-2011, 06:25 PM
Bad batches out of completely different generations? My first WD drive was a 500MB and my last a 1TB Green. Only other kind of drive I've had die on me was an IBM Deathstar.
10-14-2011, 01:52 AM
luck of the draw, just like people say about ford and chevy. I dpm't avoid seagate, I've had a few that worked fine, really lately i just go with easy to get cheap... whatever brand it happens to be.
10-14-2011, 02:37 AM
When I was younger I was stuck with anything I got for free. Naturally any drive would do, but I got tired of losing my music and pictures because it always seemed to be that drive that died on me. I have only had 2 good WD drives, 1 being my first SATA drive and the next is a 40GB SATA1 drive that is still in use in my 98 box.
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