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Samsung HD203WI vs WD20EARS

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June 21, 2010 3:55:48 PM

Hello.
I need to buy a cheap 2TB for my home server. Te drive needs to be reliable, cheap and have loads of space. So far I narrowed down my search to the two in the title. Both are cheap and big, I just need to know which is more reliable (important, I intend on using them for next 7 years). Please discuss and advise.
June 21, 2010 7:24:20 PM

Bump.
a b G Storage
June 21, 2010 7:56:35 PM

If you are using Windows 7 (or maybe Vista) then either; if you are using XP or Linux stick with the Sammy (the WD won't work).
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a b G Storage
June 21, 2010 9:05:22 PM

Why is that?
June 22, 2010 6:14:53 AM

I use Linux. Why wouldn't it work?
a b G Storage
July 5, 2010 2:32:44 PM

I started researching it in relation to linux, and it sounds like you can get them to work if you are on good terms with g-parted, and can use the manual mode. Of course with linux you can expect the support to arrive before too long.
July 30, 2010 9:33:14 AM

Funny how the 2TB WD20EARS worked just fine on my XP system :p 
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