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Reliable 2.5" 7200rpm HDDs that are 1 terabyte?

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May 23, 2014 2:21:06 PM

Searching the usual suspects (Newegg, Microcenter, Tiger Direct) I only find HGST and Hitachi drives that fit my criteria...should I go for it? I've never used them before. Is there a different place I can look to find something by Western Digital, Samsung or even Seagate?
May 23, 2014 2:35:15 PM

I think all brands are pretty much equivalent. I installed a 2.5 inch 1TB HGST 5400 rpm drive in my last build because I got it for $60 at Newegg. It is running fine. low temps and quiet. I can't vouch for how long it will last, though. I've never had a hard drive of any brand fail.
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May 23, 2014 2:40:12 PM

Apologies for a stupid first post. What's your budget?
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May 23, 2014 2:41:03 PM

DonQuixoteMC said:
Western Digital Caviar Blue.

One of the best value drives you can buy. I own a few of them myself, haven't had one fail yet!

Here's a link: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...

I highly recommend it.


Unfortunately, the drive is too big for a laptop.

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I think all brands are pretty much equivalent. I installed a 2.5 inch 1TB HGST 5400 rpm drive in my last build because I got it for $60 at Newegg. It is running fine. low temps and quiet. I can't vouch for how long it will last, though. I've never had a hard drive of any brand fail.


I definitely notice a difference between 7200 and 5400 as a system drive. If it was my desktop, I wouldn't care too much since it would just be extra storage.


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What's your budget?


Under $200
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May 23, 2014 2:54:18 PM

ferrenrock said:


Unfortunately, the drive is too big for a laptop.


Haha, I was hoping you wouldn't see that suggestion. It's been a long day. :p 

Hitachi is mooted to be the most reliable HDD brand, it's also now owned by Western Digital.

Check out this HDD, seems like one of the best options (32 MB cache, 7200 RPM).
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/hitachi-internal-hard-driv...

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