I'm having trouble finding a quality 2tb HDD for under $150. Can I get a list of recommendations?
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Check 2 TB Seagate Barracuda LP. Don't know about its MTBF, but mine has been in use for a year. Mine is actually in an Iomega, now Vantec external enclosure that I got at Fry's for $90 USD. It was on sale, looks like it's $130 now.
if you want reliable the best one would be a western digital red drive. They aren't the fastest but have great support and are made for relibility.