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Seagate 1TB Barracuda vs Western Digital Caviar Blue

Really confused between the two drives. It's an urgent purchase, looking for something reliable.
Please do not suggest the Caviar Black, as it is out of my budget.
Will get an SSD soon.
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  1. seagates have historically been very good though they have had some embarrassments in recent history ('09) with bad drives in the 1 terabyte range....personally i would go western digital. though i admittingly own a seagate...i use to have two and the other died last week after 3 years of life (not bad not great). so hope that helps some.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2009/01/19/tick-tick-tick-significant-number-of-seagate-hard-drives-fail/ about said flood of bad drives
  2. atomicWAR said:
    seagates have historically been very good though they have had some embarrassments in recent history ('09) with bad drives in the 1 terabyte range....personally i would go western digital. though i admittingly own a seagate...i use to have two and the other died last week after 3 years of life (not bad not great). so hope that helps some.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2009/01/19/tick-tick-tick-significant-number-of-seagate-hard-drives-fail/ about said flood of bad drives


    Thanks for the quick response :)
    What about the Samsung HDD?
  3. samsung makes good hard drives as well but you do need to discriminate some. a web search on a model you are considering should help you find a decent drive...whats your budget ?
  4. atomicWAR said:
    samsung makes good hard drives as well but you do need to discriminate some. a web search on a model you are considering should help you find a decent drive...whats your budget ?


    I have zeroed in on the Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.14
    The biggest problem is, how can I know, if the drive is 7200.12 (older gen) or the 7200.14 (latest gen)
  5. MohnishPRC200 said:
    atomicWAR said:
    samsung makes good hard drives as well but you do need to discriminate some. a web search on a model you are considering should help you find a decent drive...whats your budget ?


    I have zeroed in on the Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.14
    The biggest problem is, how can I know, if the drive is 7200.12 (older gen) or the 7200.14 (latest gen)


    well unless you typo ed you answered your own question... seagate barracuda 7200.14 is a 7200.14
  6. atomicWAR said:
    MohnishPRC200 said:
    atomicWAR said:
    samsung makes good hard drives as well but you do need to discriminate some. a web search on a model you are considering should help you find a decent drive...whats your budget ?


    I have zeroed in on the Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.14
    The biggest problem is, how can I know, if the drive is 7200.12 (older gen) or the 7200.14 (latest gen)


    well unless you typo ed you answered your own question... seagate barracuda 7200.14 is a 7200.14


    Lol..I meant, the 7200.14 will be on the packaging itself, right?
  7. Best answer
    yes it should be in the spec's of the hdd.
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