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i need 2tb storage as my secondary primarily for movies and installers

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August 28, 2013 8:28:33 AM

guys need your advice on what brand should i get for my secondary hdd for my files i already have a 500gb wd blue for my os and games but it already full with installers and movies..
2tb is my target but i have no idea which is the best brand, WD green, Seagate, Hitachi or Samsung
WD Black are out of my budget lol thanks guys
August 28, 2013 8:36:58 AM

chuckle said:
guys need your advice on what brand should i get for my secondary hdd for my files i already have a 500gb wd blue for my os and games but it already full with installers and movies..
2tb is my target but i have no idea which is the best brand, WD green, Seagate, Hitachi or Samsung
WD Black are out of my budget lol thanks guys


Just bought this one today:
http://www.ebuyer.com/319641-seagate-2tb-barracuda-inte...

Good brand, good price and good quality.
I have been trying to decide for ages and finally bought it. It you can't afford the WD Black anything below that is more or less the same. I've also never had a problem with Seagate HD, i have a portable 500GB which i have dropped and abused and its been faultles.
I'm not a fan-boy though as i do have WD drives as well.

Hope this all help! :) 
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August 28, 2013 9:16:13 AM

^ Seagate Barracuda's are good drives I have several of them in my three rigs although all of mine are 3tb drives because I outgrew 2tb drives over a year ago! But really you can't really go wrong with Seagate or WD drives.
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August 28, 2013 9:55:56 AM

You can go for WD anyday. Well for the greens they have slow transfer rates ( not a problem as you'll use it for movie/installer storage) another serious issue with that is manufacturing defects are frequent in WD greens.(At least mid 2012 to early 2013 batches) But if WD support is storng in your area you will get speedy replacement in case of faulty piece.Otherwise seagates are also very good but warranty is less. You can also go for two 1 Tbs of WD and Seagate each if your system and budget permits. In that case only 1TB will be at risk while HDD fails in later days.
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August 28, 2013 4:07:20 PM

ive been thinking about that two 1tb drives, but my budget is kinda limited for now as i have to buy some other parts for my rig e.g Video Card (probably a Gtx 760 or 770), Case fans about 5 of them going with AF120 from corsair.. so i think 2tb hdd would be my only option now.. thank you guys for your help, so far i have never been with bad luck with hdd from WD or Seagate, thats my concern with the WD Green it has slow transfer rate, if only WD Blue has a 2tb that could have been my easy choice..
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August 29, 2013 6:47:24 AM

I already bought one today I choose the Seagate 2tb.. what to do next?
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August 29, 2013 6:57:13 AM

Download more games & movies...lol
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August 29, 2013 7:02:12 AM

lol nice one boss, what i mean is how to properly put this in my computer hehehe connections, format etc thanks
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