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Best SATA1-2 OEM internal Hard-drive for decent price

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July 1, 2013 1:53:34 PM

What's the best OEM SATA 2 Hard drive for a decent price 2TB only I've been getting the WD 2TB Green's but they perform rather poorly just wondering whats a better model than the 20EARS, I've recently ordered a Western Digital AV-GP - 2TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0042AG9V8/ref=oh_de... Is that any good? Is there better for the price? Its got good reviews so I dunno. Need it for an Icybox
a c 749 G Storage
July 1, 2013 4:01:40 PM

you've ordered another green drive. GP = green power. So its a 5x00 rpm drive. (5400 or 5900 I forget) same as the one you're replacing. If you want performance you want a 7200rpm or faster drive or an SSD. If they dont list the rpms then go ahead and assume its not 7200. Most WD blues are 7200 and all blacks are. WD red series is not.
July 3, 2013 4:17:28 AM

Actually I'm sending this hard drive back because they said online its mainly for cctv recordings as it skips errors, thats not recommended for data files. Just wondering what's the best SaTa1-2 hard-drive for my icybox that runs on my pc 24/7 for data files I don't want it to break on me I want a brand that will last longer than 5 years running constantly, I heard so the 7200rpm run better but get hotter and have less life span? I need a make and model no so i can order off amazon anyone have a decent harddrive preferably under £100 SSD I would love to get but they cost so much even for 1TB and I need 2TB and I see many decent internal hard-drives out there but so many are above £100 so I need one under that price range that will last and still be decent. Any ideas?
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a c 356 G Storage
July 3, 2013 5:24:38 AM
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WD is a fine brand. As you found out, the AV-GP is for DVR's and CCTV recording. The AV stands for audio/visual. The WD black series has a five year warranty. If you can't afford the black series, you can try the blue series 7200 rpm drives. They only have a 3 year warranty, but I've got quite a few WD drives that have lasted well over 5 years of 24/7 use.
July 4, 2013 2:45:29 AM

Thanks, whats the differences between blue series and black series? and If i get a blue series what model should i get for 2TB?
a c 749 G Storage
July 4, 2013 1:02:51 PM

In terms of performance/stats there isn't going to be much difference in this case, but if you compare product ranges then the Blue drives will usually have lower caches, lower available capacities etc.

The extra cost is mainly about reliability/longevity. Black drives are going to be bigger/heavier because they are built to higher standards and as such have a 5year limited warranty vs 2years for Blue.
July 5, 2013 3:09:17 PM

Ah so the Black drives should last longer than the blue ones? oh hey I heard something about platters http://rml527.blogspot.ca/2010/10/hdd-platter-database-... anyone know if its better to have less platters in the hard drive or more? and how can you tell how many platters a hard-drive has if they don't state it? man I'm absorbing a lot of info today lol
July 6, 2013 6:43:10 AM

Also forgot to ask is there a particular black Western digital model 7200 rpm 2TB that I should get maybe a new model? How can I tell if its a new model or if its been up for a few years?
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