Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Storage

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 16, 2012, 06:04 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 36
Post 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:)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 16, 2012, 06:36 AM
great_big_abyss's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 2,190

My System Specs

Default

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)
__________________



HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Coolermaster GeminII; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI R7-260X; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 1TB WD Green, 2x 2TB WD Green; PC P&C 750W PS; Fractal Design Node 605;
Son's Rig: M5A97; 1055T; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; ASUS GTX650Ti Boost; 80GB Intel 520 SSD; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 16, 2012, 07:24 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 36
Default

so wich one you will recomandet . i am looking for 1tb or 2tb and 7200rpm
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 16, 2012, 08:06 AM
great_big_abyss's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 2,190

My System Specs

Default

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.
__________________



HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Coolermaster GeminII; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI R7-260X; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 1TB WD Green, 2x 2TB WD Green; PC P&C 750W PS; Fractal Design Node 605;
Son's Rig: M5A97; 1055T; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; ASUS GTX650Ti Boost; 80GB Intel 520 SSD; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 16, 2012, 09:17 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 36
Default

i will be using for non boot drive, my boot drive will be samsung 830 128gb. so go for wd 2tb ceviar black?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old July 17, 2012, 01:45 AM
GT7R's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Our universe
Posts: 991

My System Specs

Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old July 17, 2012, 02:09 AM
Allstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 691
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old July 17, 2012, 05:24 AM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,473
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moocow View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old July 17, 2012, 06:06 AM
lowfat's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Grande Prairie, AB
Posts: 7,801

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by enaberif View Post

No matter the manufacturer everyone has had issues.
This. Just buy whatever is cheapest IMO.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old July 17, 2012, 06:23 AM
AkG's Avatar
AkG AkG is offline
Hardware Canucks Reviewer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,255
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lowfat View Post
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.
__________________
"If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe." -JR

“if your opponent has a conscience, then follow Gandhi. But if you enemy has no conscience, like Hitler, then follow Bonhoeffer.” - Dr. MLK jr
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wich 16gb ram should i buy karolis RAM 11 July 13, 2012 10:20 AM
Wich 22"? mitchel Display Units 1 August 16, 2007 06:34 PM