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Old July 1, 2010, 01:31 PM
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Default 2TB Drive Selection Decisions

I'm rebuilding my server & need some input on which 2tb hard drive may be perfect for my setup. I will be purchasing 1 or 2.

There is a 75% chance my rebuilt server will be running CentOS 5.5 (Linux) so if this will sway my decision I would like to be informed as to why. I'm not for absolute max transfer rates but more focused on reliability, low heat & quiet operation. I would also like an affordable setup which includes the drives.

Here are my contenders so far.

Hitachi DeskStar 7K2000
Seagate barracuda LP
Samsung echoGree F3 or F2
Western Digital caviar Green (EADS or EARS)
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