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netgears July 16, 2012 06:04 AM

wich hdd are the best?
 
i will be buying the hdd and i want to know what are the best and will run you long time:)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3

seagate barracuda

or

western digital


thanks:)

great_big_abyss July 16, 2012 06:36 AM

I've always had good faith in Western Digital's drives. However, that's not to say that the other drive manufacturers aren't any good. I would personally rate them:

WD>Seagate>Samsung -- that being said, any drive can fail at anytime, so always make sure you back up your important files on multiple redundant drives.

It might help to know what size and speed of drive you're looking for. For example, a WD 2TB Green drive would NOT make a very good boot drive. However, a 3TB Barracuda would make an adequate boot drive (I say adequate because of the availability of SSDs)

netgears July 16, 2012 07:24 AM

so wich one you will recomandet . i am looking for 1tb or 2tb and 7200rpm

great_big_abyss July 16, 2012 08:06 AM

Again, this depends on what you plan on doing for the drive. If you are going to use it as a boot drive, I would recommend either a WD 1TB Black, or a Seagate Baraccuda 1TB 7200 RPM. I would personally go with the Western Digital 1TB Black.

If you are using it merely as storage or backup, I would recommend a low power drive such as a WD 2TB Green, or a Seagate Barracuda 2TB Green. You'll save money, and these drives are basically inaudible when in an enclosure.

netgears July 16, 2012 09:17 AM

i will be using for non boot drive, my boot drive will be samsung 830 128gb. so go for wd 2tb ceviar black?

GT7R July 17, 2012 01:45 AM

WD used to be the best, but at the last couple of years they are disappointing me badly. As of now I'd recommend Seagate's Barracuda models.

moocow July 17, 2012 02:09 AM

Well with WD and Seagate just buying everyone else, makes you think if it even matters anymore to go with Samsung or Hitachi. Quality seem to flip back and forth between brands. Seagate's 11 and 12 series were really ass and before that WD was pretty ass.

enaberif July 17, 2012 05:24 AM

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Originally Posted by moocow (Post 642672)
Well with WD and Seagate just buying everyone else, makes you think if it even matters anymore to go with Samsung or Hitachi. Quality seem to flip back and forth between brands. Seagate's 11 and 12 series were really ass and before that WD was pretty ass.

Why do peple still say this crap? Seagate had a bad batch of 11 series drives that had firmware issues but the 12 series is good and their 2tb and 3tb drives are some of the best.

No matter the manufacturer everyone has had issues.

lowfat July 17, 2012 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 642684)

No matter the manufacturer everyone has had issues.

This. Just buy whatever is cheapest IMO.

AkG July 17, 2012 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 642688)
This. Just buy whatever is cheapest IMO.

This...BUT with two potential modifiers.

Buy whatever is cheapest with the amount of warranty you are comfortable with from a mfg'er you have had positive past experiences with.

Ive had so many drives die on me over the years (well 20+ years of building rigs) AND have had so many GOOD ones from ALL the mfg'ers that I dont really have a brand preference anymore.

For some builds warranty matters. For others where the drive will just be idling (or sitting on a shelf filled with data as a backup drive)....I buy the cheapest.

The fact of the matter is ALL mfg'ers are reliable. But all mfg'ers make a small percentage that are bad. Its just a fact of mass production. Most of the bad ones die quickly (hell most are caught before they leave the factory!), but sometimes that extra couple years of warranty give priceless peace of mind.

Honestly, where you havent had good and bad experiences with them all...I would recommend that if you have had good luck with brand X and the difference is only a couple bucks...stick with brand X. If you have had bad luck with brand Y but brand Y is the cheapest....spend the couple extra and get a different brand. If you dont care about brand names think about warranty. Then chose the cheapest with the most warranty. :thumb:


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