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ordering a HDD under 100$ from newegg and wanted a reliable one tho checking each one it seems like every drive has complaints either about reliability or speed even ones that articals i read saw are best, some with even more DOA reports then those said to be worse, so yea
what would be a good choice ? gonna be putting it on a sata 2 connection, reliability is most important, space is not so much tho speed would be nice also
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  1. I've never had a problem with a WD. can't say the same for a Seagate.
  2. Best answer
    Realistically speaking, very few people are going to post a review unless they have a problem, especially with a HDD. It's not as if a new one is going to dramatically change you computing experience, so I'd not worry too much about the fact that there are negative reviews, ALL products fail or are DOA sometimes. But for a safer best of reliability, just purchase a product that meets your needs produced by a well known manufacturer, such as SeaGate or WesternDigital or even Hitachi. Here are a few suggestions:

    I know this is 10% over your budget, but it's known for it's fast speed and has a 1TB capacity (plus I use one and +1 it):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697&cm_sp=Cat_Hard_Drives-_-Best_Sellers-_-22-148-697

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145532

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148702
  3. Samsung also makes great HDDs from my experience.
  4. Samsung's hard drive division is now owned by Seagate but this drive is still the Spinpoint F3 and one of the best drives for the money. It's as fast as a WD Black and has a lower return rate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
  5. mfleming001 said:
    Realistically speaking, very few people are going to post a review unless they have a problem, especially with a HDD. It's not as if a new one is going to dramatically change you computing experience, so I'd not worry too much about the fact that there are negative reviews, ALL products fail or are DOA sometimes. But for a safer best of reliability, just purchase a product that meets your needs produced by a well known manufacturer, such as SeaGate or WesternDigital or even Hitachi. Here are a few suggestions:

    I know this is 10% over your budget, but it's known for it's fast speed and has a 1TB capacity (plus I use one and +1 it):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697&cm_sp=Cat_Hard_Drives-_-Best_Sellers-_-22-148-697

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145532

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148702



    thank you for your reply , that 1st drive with its promo is $96.51 what is vary nice and vary helpful as i don't think i woulda saw that if you dident link it, thanks : )
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