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Old September 8, 2012, 12:57 AM
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Need several WD 3 TB HDD's, suggestions?
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Old September 8, 2012, 06:19 AM
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If its just for Media I would suggest going with the Green's. No need for a higher end drive doing what you need.

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Old September 8, 2012, 12:13 PM
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If it's going to be on all the time I'd go WD Red, beats the blacks in some tests and are quieter then the greens too from what I read.
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Old September 8, 2012, 05:46 PM
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If it's going to be on all the time I'd go WD Red, beats the blacks in some tests and are quieter then the greens too from what I read.
I ordered a green today before I checked here, but I think I'll go back on Monday & order a Red--see which performs best before I invest further.
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Old September 9, 2012, 10:21 AM
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I use Seagate SV series drives in mine. Work like a charm.
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Old September 11, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Caviar Red has been ridiculously popular especially for hard drive. Probably because it has TLER capability enabled. I've been looking for it myself and it's really a tough find.
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Old September 11, 2012, 10:40 PM
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I use Seagate SV series drives in mine. Work like a charm.
I just picked up 4 and am dying to try them. Spec's look out-standing for the price.
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I use Seagate SV series drives in mine. Work like a charm.
I have never even heard of this drive line. To the google's!
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I have never even heard of this drive line. To the google's!
me either, interesting looking drives

Seagate SV35.5 Series Hard Drives 1TB - Specs & Reviews

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Old September 12, 2012, 10:09 AM
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I and a few colleagues have been using them for some time. As well as their designed purpose they also make excellent server and workstation drives both as single and in RAID arrays..
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