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I need to replace three hard drives. My new pc's one is dead, and I've only had it working a few weeks (I haven't been able to send it back because I built the pc at home and left all the packaging there when I moved back to my place at uni). One of my other pc's hard drives have died and is causing serious errors on my pc, they are so bad now I can't do anything on it, it just freezes every few minutes.

I want to know what a good make will be when buying a new hard drive. I have been recommended Western Digital and I am not going near samsung again after the problems me and my housemate have had with them.
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The drives are all as good as each other. They are mass-produced on a massive scale and the failure rate for Samsung is no higher than any other brand. It's entirely possible your supplier had a bad batch which of course is covered under warranty.

This isn't aimed at you personally but drives tend to die quicker when they're mistreated. Kept in very cold or very hot conditions or being banged around or dropped will cut the drive's life significantly.
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