So, I could use some help choosing a hard disk drive. I'll be using a Samsung 840 Pro Series solid state drive for the operating system. The hard disk drive will be used to store movies and music. My movie and music player will be located on the solid state drive, and I will be playing movie and music files from the hard disk drive. Should I be concerned about performance, or should I focus on getting something that runs quieter and cooler? Reviewers seem to have mixed feelings about how noisy a particular hard disk drive is. For example, some reviewers say the WD Black is too noisy while others say it is quiet. This is also true for the Seagate Barracuda, which is the drive I am considering getting because the 2 TB model is cheaper than the WD Black 2 TB model. What do you think?
This is the hard disk drive I am considering getting: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST2000DM001/dp/B005T3GRN2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1385718961&sr=8-3&keywords=seagate+barracuda
I must say that I have become hesitant getting the drive after reading a review by one reviewer who started a long discussion discussing that Seagate has given two drives that are manufactured differently (One drive has 2 platters and the other 3 platters) the same model number. It's stated that the model with 3 platters is inferior to the one with 2 platters.
Edited by Dark Magician Girl, 29 November 2013 - 05:43 AM.