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May 31, 2009 10:31:46 PM

good morning everyone :) 

i'm a little "confused"

i would like to buy a 1tb disk, i would like to have a "durable" disk...
i'm looking at samsung ecogreen f2 that is a 5400rpm wich has excellent r/w performances, and a just a little below average (7200) access time....

the other choice is a traditional samsung spinpoint f1 7200 that looking at this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-overtakes-a...
is very very fast...

it's main use would be archive/storage, it's possible that it will be transformed in an external disk in 4 or 5 months....

so my question is

is the 5400rpm much more durable (less speed, lower temperatures, higher shock resistance[for example a kick at the table sometimes happens etc]) than a 7200 rpm disk?

probably i will install linux on a partition... but that is secondari than the "life" of the hard disk....
a c 172 G Storage
a b Ô Samsung
May 31, 2009 11:25:57 PM

You might want to look at an enterprise type drive like the WD RE3 1tb drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Still, hard drives are very reliable, with 1,000,000 mean time to failure claimed. That is 100 years.
Data can be lost from a number of causes(failure, virus, error) so some sort of EXTERNAL backup should be put in place for your critical data.
a b G Storage
May 31, 2009 11:42:05 PM

I'd go for something like a WD Caviar Black 1TB. The Seagate 7200.12 1TB looks excellent as well, and they seem to have fixed the issues that plagued the 7200.11 series.
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June 1, 2009 12:11:02 AM

so you think that a 5400rpm disk doesn't have a longer life than a standard 7200rpm? even if there're lower temperatures and mechanical movements?
June 1, 2009 12:26:19 AM

i've looked at the wd re3, but it costs exactly twice than the other choices ;)  i prefer to stay in a consumer price range ;) 
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