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#1 MadmanRB

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 12:49 PM

Okay since I got a surprise of a failing HDD today I am now in the market for a new disk drive.

I am looking for a standard HDD as I need space and have no interest in SSD currently, if I wanted a fast drive with small space I would just use the laptop HDD I have right now.

So what brand is good right now?
I have been back and fourth between WD and Seagate, both have had good and bad years and flip flop constantly.

I could go toshiba but I rather not buy from them, I had some bad experiences with toshiba even moreso then both WD and Seagate.

So is this a seagate year or WD year?


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:49 PM

I have found in my experience wd drives last much longer. Look for their blue model drives because those are thier General purpose drives.

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:54 AM

Both are the same thing. Shame that they have a duopoly on the HDD business nowadays. You can get a USB 3.0 enclosure and an Internal HDD for maybe the same price and have better performance.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 07:21 AM

I have found in my experience wd drives last much longer. Look for their blue model drives because those are thier General purpose drives.

 

Some WD Blue drives are Green drives with Blue sticker. Meaning some 5400-5900 RPM Green drives are sold as Blue drives.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 07:47 PM

 

I have found in my experience wd drives last much longer. Look for their blue model drives because those are thier General purpose drives.

 

Some WD Blue drives are Green drives with Blue sticker. Meaning some 5400-5900 RPM Green drives are sold as Blue drives.

 

 

 

Yeah but green drives are fine for me, I have a older one that still works well as a recovery drive


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 02:34 PM

Is this to be your main system drive, a secondary storage drive, or???

 

What interface are you running it on, sata, IDE?

 

How much storage space are you looking for?

 

In general terms, I personally would take WD over Seagate any day.  I have purchased many HDD's over the years and have never had a WD fail, once, ever.  I can't say the same for Seagate.



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 01:34 PM

This is a primary drive, I had two hard drives, one for windows one for linux.

I use SATA, this is modern hardware.

1TB is what I am going for


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 02:55 PM

A friend of mine recently had the Hitachi drive in his HP desktop go bad. I replaced it with a WD Blue 1TB and it seems to be a good performer.



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 03:01 PM

On the upper end, without getting too crazy, you might want to consider these two:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2F82EV1454

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236625

 

or if you just want basic:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W01AZ4096



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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:18 PM

The black hard drive I would get if I had the spare cash, but the blue drive I was looking at will do the job I am usre


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 11:13 AM

On the upper end, without getting too crazy, you might want to consider these two:


The first link is for a datacenter drive and is not recommended for home use. They are used in a controlled environment and are vunerable to power spikes/dips. the second one is better.

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