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Seagate or WD?


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#1 funnytim

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 06:28 AM

Hi Guys,

I'm currently in the market for a 1TB Internal Hard Drive for my backup server. I've more or less narrowed my choices down to either a Western Digital 1TB Caviar Green , or a Seagate 1TB Barracuda . Since it's just for backup cache size and speed aren't really that big of a issue.

There is currently a sale on the Seagate drive, and I'm tempted to pick one up (I was previously leaning towards WD). However, I've read that the Seagate drives have recently had some problems with them. Even though there's a fix released that's supposed to address the problem, I am still a bit hesitant in getting it.

Does anyone have any comments on which one I should go for, whether the Seagate ones are 'OK', and/or just any other advice in general?

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 11:00 AM

Seagate drives arnt to bad, though my personal preference is Western digital, Ive never had a problem with their drives.

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 12:13 PM

I would lean towards WD for a backup server. Also I would go for a model designed more for a server enviroment if this server is to be kept up and running all of the time. They offer longer warranties and are rated for more uptime than the green models.
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Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:26 PM

I would prefer WD because they haven't failed for me.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 06:05 AM

I prefer Segate, as I have for many years, but I sell WD as well in my shop.
I would say the fail rate of WD vs Seagate is equal in my experience, but both good drives none-the-less.
One side note to take notice of though is my experience with WD and Seagate failing its usually within the first week or so, so no doubt it'll do it under warranty if it does.

Both drives seem to out-perform and out-last any other brand, for the most part.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 06:15 AM

I have 500GB WD; it has parking element for the moving reader/writer, so it's protected if power goes off.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:42 PM

I like the WD Caviar Blacks. Good luck. LTDan
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:27 AM

5+ years with Seagates and no problems so far... Personally I first look at Seagate's models and then for WD.
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:30 AM

WOW, 4x2TB or what? :woot:

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