Diff between these 2 HDDs?

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=N82E16822148767

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701
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  1. 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.
  2. So how is the 12th gen better than the 14th gen?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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