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Best performing 1 TB internal hard drive

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February 10, 2010 6:56:57 PM

Which 1 TB internal hard drive offers the best performance

1.0TB Seagate Barracuda ES-2 Enterprise-Class SATA II Hard Drive

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1 TB Western Digital RE3 3.5 inch Enterprise SATA Hard Drive
a b G Storage
February 10, 2010 8:46:31 PM

Between those two, the RE3, without a doubt. The ES-2 is not a good drive. It's based on the same hardware as the 7200.11 series drives, which had a rather poor reliability record.

The Seagate Constellation ES 1TB should beat both though.
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a b G Storage
February 10, 2010 11:25:03 PM

I would go with WD. I have 3 of their RE2 1TB HDDs.
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February 11, 2010 3:21:33 AM

I would go with WD too. I used to be with Seagate all the time, but they disappoint me with the quality of their 7200.11 and 7200.12.

In addition, WD has much better customer service according to many members and so many peoples had switched to them from Seagate.
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a b G Storage
February 11, 2010 3:49:42 AM

The 7200.12 is fine honestly, and I've had good luck with both Seagate and WD customer service. The .11 was the problematic drive.
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a b G Storage
February 11, 2010 4:48:47 AM

The LP and the 7200.12 aren't the same drive - I don't know about the LP, but I do know that the 7200.12 has been a very reliable drive. Overall failure rates are quite good.
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February 11, 2010 5:01:08 AM

I am with 7200.12 ST3500418AS and has the same problem.
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February 18, 2010 2:28:28 AM

Best answer selected by Randy Burman.
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February 18, 2010 2:50:53 AM

cjl said:
The LP and the 7200.12 aren't the same drive - I don't know about the LP, but I do know that the 7200.12 has been a very reliable drive. Overall failure rates are quite good.



Hmmm... since my LaCie 4Big Quad RAID died (for 4th time) and had to finally be sent back to LaCie, (which incidentally has 4 1TB Seagates in in it) I had to make quick decision and at least have 'some' back-up; and despite advice of OWC tech to go with WD, I instead took advice from local Mac tech and went with the Seagate. Hope I don't end up regretting that decision. If I start to hear clicking I'm going to be mighty disappointed.

Gave gold to cji. However andy5174's link http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] king-noise was very helpful as well.

Thanks for input from all.
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