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January 9, 2012 11:49:46 PM

Hey guys, looking for quality HDDs that are bang for the buck

Both these are Barracudas, 500GB, 7200RPM, SATA III

What are the differences between the 2 drives?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 132 G Storage
January 10, 2012 10:51:40 AM

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 is better. The rev .12 addressed many issues with previous versions and is now a proven drive. I have the 1TB .12 Seagate drives in RAID1 running all day for the past 2 years.
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January 10, 2012 6:36:45 PM

So how is the 12th gen better than the 14th gen?
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a c 132 G Storage
January 10, 2012 7:19:00 PM

11th. gen is bad - 12th. gen is fine. I don't have enough data on other gens.

Logic says that later gens are better and the problems in older gens are solved in newer gens. I hope that this is the case with Seagate drives.

I have two 1TB Seagate 7200.12 working in RAID1 with good results - and another two 1 TB each 7200.12 drives in external enclosures working fine, and another 1 TB 7200.12 drive as an additional data drive in my computer. All 7200.12 drives are great and working fine for over two years.
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January 11, 2012 12:42:28 AM

I will not say that one is better than the other a certain percentage will fail prematurely. I bought 2 x 1TB 7200.12 drives in the fall and one failed after a month in use. RMA and the replacement works fine, only HDD I ever had to RMA.
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a c 132 G Storage
January 11, 2012 1:00:05 AM

rolli59 said:
I will not say that one is better than the other a certain percentage will fail prematurely. I bought 2 x 1TB 7200.12 drives in the fall and one failed after a month in use. RMA and the replacement works fine, only HDD I ever had to RMA.

Yes, agree! To some extent the "Luck of the Draw" prevails! When it comes to hard drives, I keep my fingers crossed. So far, I have been lucky!

On an interesting note; I have heard people say that they will never buy a WD product, others say they will never buy a Seagate product. Pretty soon they will be out of brands!
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