Another Toshiba drive failure....

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eire1274
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Around 18 months ago, I swapped a new hard drive into my bro-in-law's Toshiba laptop. The old one, Toshiba, of course, was beating it's heads on the case. The warranty replacement, from Toshiba, also a Toshiba drive, just exhibited the same issue around 6 months ago. The machine as been dead on my bench since then, until I finally gave up waiting on him and ordered a drive. As the laptop is not under warranty anymore, I was free to get something good, and nabbed him a WD Scorpio Blue, which overall just seems to be a relatively hard disk drive to kill.

But it struck me that recently I have been seeing more and more issues with Toshiba hardware. DVD-RW drives, hard disks, motherboards, and even my own set-top DVD player (which freed me to the world of Blu-ray; thanks for dying!). I am wondering if I am seeing a pattern, or if it is just an odd chance that everything Toshiba around me breaks.

Thoughts?

Nick McDermott

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My brothers Toshiba drive failed in their laptop, but it was not under a warranty so we replaced it with a WD Blue and is still working like a champ.

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Western Digital for me.

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Aye, what 3DGM said! WD has always good to me so far. They have great warranty's just in case anything ever does happen.

Back on topic though I too have noticed an issue with Toshiba. My sister's notebook had an issue just a lil more than a year after she purchased it. So, the warranty was no longer valid and she was forced to get a new drive. I've always believed it's hit and miss. I'm certain plenty of people have had problems with WD if one were to search a bit. Though for me I personally don't trust Samsung or Toshiba for drives. :/

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My choices are usually WD or Hitachi. Seagate has been hit-or-miss for me for years, though I do have a pair of 7200RPM 250Gb drives from Seagate that just hit their 5-year-mark of CONSTANT ON-TIME without even a jitter.

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I would go with Western Digital or Samsung. Toshiba (in my opinion)makes crap drives.

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