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Best 1Tb Internal Hard Drive?

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Last response: in Storage
September 14, 2011 5:35:10 PM

Hey community,

I'm going to purchase an internal hard drive to use to backup my system drive and data to. I would like the capacity of this drive to be 1Tb. I'm interested in your opinions on what the best 1Tb drive to use as a backup is - I am clearly looking for reliability and durability over performance.

My current relevant hardware is:
Crucial M4 128Gb SSD (system drive - Win 7 x64, games, apps)
Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200.12 6.0Gbs HDD (data drive - user folders, media, etc.)

I plan to plug the backup drive into the SATA x-dock on my Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced case. This dock provides a SATA connection externally - this way I can swap drives for redundancy and store the drives offsite. I believe this dock provides 3.0Gbs speeds, but it may provide 6.0 speeds... I'm not totally sure.

Please help me with some recommendations.


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September 14, 2011 8:09:26 PM

I've heard good things about both Samsung and Western Digital. I might still go with WD Black, just because I'm not sure how stable their Green drives are... Although you would think with lower RPM they'd be more durable. I don't know. I just can't decide.