[ltp] Recommendation for new disk drive

James Knott linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:19:34 -0400

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> I have experiences with all three of them.  The Hitachi drives are the very
> best HDs in existence, although the Seagate ones are also *really* good.
> Both Hitachi and Seagate have decent enough engineering and firmware
> (Hitachi is better), but AFAIK Seagate warranty is better (but never buy
> anything Seagate that isn't backed by a 5 year warranty, it means they think
> that product is trash).
I've noticed a local supplier has both Seagate Momentus ST9120822A (120
GB) and ST9160821A (160GB).  I suppose either of these may be suitable
for my ThinkPad R31, which currently has a 40 GB drive.  That supplier
also has Western Digital, but not Hitachi.