Hard Drives Information on Hard Drives used in computers

Manufacturers of Hard Drives

Seagate / Maxtor; Seagate purchased Maxtor but still manufacturese drives under both names. Maxtor drives are generally more consurmer oriented while Seagate is for consumer and business application.

Western Digital

Hitachi, purchased IBM's drive business

Toshiba (also includes former Fujitsu)


Manufacturer's Hard Disk Utilities.

Seagate / Maxtor Utilities SeaTools

Western Digital Data Lifeguard for Windows

Hitachi Drive Fitness Test