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Need new hard drive (1 or 1.5tb), recommendations?

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July 11, 2009 1:18:20 AM

Hey all... I'm just about out of space on my current HDDs, so it's time to get a larger drive. I'd like to get a 1.5TB Drive, but if they're not as reliable as the 1TB drives I'd consider one of those instead. The ones I'm looking at are the Western Digital WD10EADS (1TB Green), WD1001FALS (1TB Black) or WD15EADS (1.5TB Green). I am a bit wary of Seagate right now due to all the negative reviews I've read.
What would you all recommend?
Also, when I do get one, what should I do with my old 80GB IDE WD drive? It's still working fine, but I'll probably have no use for it.
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July 11, 2009 2:34:13 PM

WD Green drives would be fine, assuming you use these disks as data disks for storing large files; and not as a system disk with many small files on it.
July 11, 2009 6:43:20 PM

The current 1.5TB Seagates seem to be fine and I think Dell still has the two packs for $200. I just picked up one and so far so good. No matter what drive you choose assume that it may go at any moment - in other words keep your data backed up.
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July 11, 2009 6:57:35 PM

caviar blacks get my vote. as to the old drive I stick old parts in a box and use them for charity jobs
August 12, 2009 2:36:14 PM

Hey.. I wanna pick up a 1TB hard disk .. to store my music and to use it for play back.. which one would be better?..


SEAGATE 1000GB 3.5" HDD 7200RPM 32MB Cache (ST-31000333AS)

WESTERN DIGITAL 1000GB 3.5" HDD 7200RPM 32MB Cache (WD10EADS)

Which one has better security for data.. and longer life?.. becuase it will take time to fill up and i dont want any music to go.. :)  .. and faster to access the music at a party?

Regards,
Ryandigweed
August 12, 2009 3:23:21 PM

ryandigweed said:
Hey.. I wanna pick up a 1TB hard disk .. to store my music and to use it for play back.. which one would be better?..


SEAGATE 1000GB 3.5" HDD 7200RPM 32MB Cache (ST-31000333AS)

WESTERN DIGITAL 1000GB 3.5" HDD 7200RPM 32MB Cache (WD10EADS)

Which one has better security for data.. and longer life?.. becuase it will take time to fill up and i dont want any music to go.. :)  .. and faster to access the music at a party?

Regards,
Ryandigweed


I'd go with the WD Green in that case. they have variable spin speeds and don't run as hot which should translate into longer drive life.
August 12, 2009 4:36:47 PM

wathman said:
I'd go with the WD Green in that case. they have variable spin speeds and don't run as hot which should translate into longer drive life.


Thank You .. :)  and theirs no problems with loosing data?..
August 12, 2009 5:07:15 PM

No more or less than any other standard consumer drive. You could spend a bit more on better WD drives that have a higher mean time between failure, but it's usually not worth it for most people. The only way to improve data reliability any further would be to start looking into building a RAID array with 2 or more hard drives.
August 13, 2009 2:36:00 PM

WD10EADS is the best choice for a storage drive!
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