Yeah, I've heard a lot of bad things about the WD Green disks. It's more environmentally friendly, but not worth it. I think I will look into Black; it seems to be a good disk, especially for the type of computer I'm building.
I would go with seagate, WD has poor quality control and has a very high RMA rate. Ive never gotten a bad seagate drive for budget 1TB drives
LOL I would have said just the opposite. I think Seagates poor quality control is why they lowered their warranty to 2 years.
Don't you love drives that have a MTBF that is like 30 years and they change the warranty from 3 to 2 years?
I've heard both sides before; it seems to be a matter of opinion. Personally, I prefer WD; I'm not quite sure why. I guess it's something similar to the ongoing "Apple vs. Microsoft" debate.
I would look for a version with 3 year manufacturers guarantee (possibly 5 years)
This probably needs a retail boxed version
It will cost slightly more but will give peace of mind.
Looking at website retailers you see similar 1 TB drives with different guarantees and prices
Some are selling OEM hard disks from bulk packs meant for computer builders, without the manufacturers guarantee
(The number of independent companies manufacturing hard disks is much reduced with some famous names now just brands owned by Seagate & Western Digital)
Western Digital says that Black has a 5 year warranty, but is slightly more expensive than Blue. I think that you're probably right, though; it would probably save me time, money, and work in the long run if I pay the few extra bucks, just in case.
Thank you, everyone! I can't select three solutions, as far as I know, so I will have to make do with marking only one. However, all three of you were very helpful indeed.