+ 2 Votes Both are the same speed OH Smeg 1 year ago And price so all other things being equal I would chose the Seagate Drive. They come with a 3 year warranty and that is why I would go with Seagate. Col + 0 Votes Luck of the Draw lehnerus2000 1 year ago My housemate always has problems with Seagate HDDs failing quickly. I haven't had a problem with either (I prefer WD because of my friend's experiences). Ironically, he bought me a Seagate 320 GB IDE HDD in 2007 and it hasn't "skipped a beat". + 2 Votes Western Digital has longer warranties and a great website david.paige 1 year ago Western Digital Caviar (3.5-inch) and Scorpio (2.5-inch) Black drives have five-year warranty. They also have an excellent website for registering your hard drives. Their warranty replacement service is also first rate, as I discovered when I had to replace a WD drive a few months ago. Most other hard drives, including Seagate, seem to have warranties no longer than 2 years. One other thing. You will probably notice the difference between a 5400 and 7200 rpm drive. Go for the 7200. + 1 Votes WD vs Seagate Will S. Updated - 1 year ago I typically recommend the WD Caviar Black to my clients because of WD's warranty and return policy. They have always responded quickly and efficiently for any RMA issues. On the other hand, I have never done and RMA with Seagate... + 1 Votes Actually, I just did a RMA with WD, after replacing a Seagate drive robo_dev 1 year ago Personally, I like WD, their warranty is better. I had to attempt data recovery on a co-worker's Seagate that had the 'click of death' two years ago (data was NOT recoverable). I replaced it with a WD Caviar. After two years, Windows would not start. The drive failed SMART diags BUT ALL data was recovered. Believe it or not, the owner had just done a full backup (as I recommended she do after losing all her data once), and when she restarted the PC that same day, Windows went BSOD, as the drive was having issues. I swapped it thru WD, no problem. I simply entered the serial number in their website and it said 'in warranty'...I then registered the drive to get a RMA number, shipped it to them ($10 of my cost) and it took about a week to get a replacement. + 2 Votes Preferences RayL-NC 1 year ago I have replaced a lot of hard drives over the years, and have seen both brands fail. My current preference of the two brands at the moment is Seagate because I have seen less fail. But it seems every few years that my opinion changes based on experiences. I start seeing more and more failures of a particular brand that I used to favor, and then my opinion will sway the other direction. Wish you the best in your choice, and suspect either drive likely be just fine and reliable. + 5 Votes One thing that worries me regarding these 2 links... SmartAceW0LF 1 year ago is that you are purchasing these drives with the HP label on them. This "seems" to indicate that you are buying OEM drives. OEM drives from either of the 2 manufacturers carry an entirely different warranty. Generally, OEM drives must be replaced through the PC mfgrs warranty. Thus, the effective warranty is only as long as the PC is covered under warranty. It has been my experience that when purchasing replacement drives, its a good idea to steer clear of OEM drives and purchase them from a reseller otherwise. My recommendation would be to purchase one of these 2 www.newegg*dot*com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148591 or http://www.newegg.*dot*com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136856 Replace *dot* with . Both of these drives are 7200 rpm drives which equates to significant performance improvement. While I havent used any of the hybrid drives made by seagate, they do get good reviews. Of the 2 listed, The seagate is 3 years warranty and the WD is 5 years warranty. Both are less in cost than the ones you posted and the reseller is second to none in my opinion with regards to price and standing behind the products they sell. + 0 Votes Over the years.. colecrew 1 year ago I have been building computers for over 20 years and have seen Seagate drives fail more often than Western Digital. On a normal day there are over 22 hard drives in use in my house, none of which are Seagate and the majority are over four years old. I personally have a couple of WDs that are over 10 years old and still spinning; while the Seagate drives are dead and gone. + 0 Votes Western Digital dgilluly 1 year ago Seagate used to be a great company, but since they've gotten involved in Maxtor, they went downhill quickly. I recently purchased a Seagate portable hard drive, it lasted less than 6 months, and when it died it still had more than 2 years left on the warranty. They down right refused to take it for an RMA because SeaTools couldn't read it at all. + 0 Votes WD... for better warranty support lkarnis 1 year ago I much prefer WD disks for 2 reasons.... 1. they seem to fail less often than Seagate disks and 2. WD's warranty support has been much better for me. WD has a local warranty depot for me so I can drop off failed drives. With Seagate, I have to mail in drives (at my cost). The other aspect is the warranty of replacement drives. Last time I checked a replacement Seagate drive has a very limited warranty (even if the failed drive still had years left on its warranty) whereas WD's replacement drive warranty is closer to the warranty the original failed drive had. + 2 Votes Seagate vs. WD...Ford vs. Chevy, etc... info 1 year ago I've been in 'the business' for awhile as well. I've seen enough to know that ALL makes can have their ups and downs. For these arguments, most people tend to buy either for price or personal preference rather than any 'real' qualitative evidence. MY personal preference is Western Digital (even though I've experienced a few failures), but if I have to buy a Seagate, I'm not overly bothered (They work well, and I've experienced more failures only because I happened to deal with more Seagate drives!). I've had good RMA and repair experiences with both. As an aside, you don't 'need' to buy an HP-branded SATA notebook drive just because you have an HP notebook. Any SATA 2.5" drive will work. It's not going into a server, so arguments like, 'it has to have a special HP drive firmware' aren't valid. Check out prices, but do get a 7200rpm drive if you can for the performance...unless you REALLY need to squeeze all the battery life that you can out of it.