Best 1Tb Internal Hard Drive?

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.

Thanks!
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  1. Personally going to give this one a go! Samsung Spinpoint 7200 RPM 1TB.
    487 reviews in the last 6 months, 84% 4+ eggs. Not too shabby for $60.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
  2. I've been a big fan of Western Digital lately and I normally use there Green drives in my backups, black for regular use.
    Check it out
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136490

    I hope this helps
  3. 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.
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