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    I was planning on modding my Xbox. I have two spare 200GB hard drives. I wanted to put the better one in my PC and the other one in my Xbox. I was just wondering what one people thought were better. The two drives are Maxtor "DiamondMax" and Seagate "Barracuda". They are both 200GB as mentioned, and both 8MB cache.

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    cant go wrong with a blast of max...use em...love em

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    Seagate is WAY better... if the data is important, put it on the Seagate... Maxtor is good enough for games though.

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    he forgot to mention the high failure rate of seagates....at least they have in my family.

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    Well now I dont know what to do. Anyone else care to chime in?
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    Put whichever one has had less use in what you feel will be holding more delicate information. I've never like maxtor so I would probably put that one in my computer as a spare drive.


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    I've never had problems with Seagates... lots of our servers have Barracudas in them and they've been really solid (of course those are SCSI)... on the other hand, we fired up a brand new server, set up the RAID, started to load Server 2003, got a RAID failure in the middle of the install, ended up one of the drives died... a Maxtor. I've had various other problems with Maxtor in the past, but never any problems with Seagates. Seagate also has a better warranty compared to Maxtor (5 years compared to 1 or 3 years, not that you'll probably have the HD that long anyway :P ).

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    Western Digital is my favorite choice for hard drives. They've been great in replacing drives that have failed within the warranty period, although I have seldom had trouble with them.


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