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Seagate 5 16.67%
Western Digital 15 50.00%
Maxtor 4 13.33%
Hitachi 3 10.00%
Toshiba 0 0%
Samsung 0 0%
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Old 9th June 2009
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Default Hard disk reliability

I was under the impression that hard disk reliablity doesn't vary much b/w the different manufacturers.
Hard disk reviews only report price/performance data.
In a study that was conducted on hard disk life/reliability (sorry don't remember where i read it ) showed that some batches of disks were faulty and failed prematurely. I suppose this can happen with any manufacturer, but what was surprising was that disks from a particular manufacturer had a (significantly) higher rate of failure (across various models) compared to the other brands.
What's your experience on this?
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