Storage Drive

Hi,

I have about 15 old HDD's I have built up over the years and it has gotten out of control. All of them are full of data so I will need a good 2TB hdd to back them up all onto one drive as I will be upgrading my system soon and can't bear trying to constantly hot-swap a bunch of old IDE drives. :D

I was looking at the "WD Green 2 TB WD20EARS" drive. It seems to be the cheapest 2TB right now.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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  1. Not a Lover of WD "Green" drives. Not because they are low performance, but I find there reliability to be not that great. Reliability is a big issue with me, and for this reason Only currently recommending the WD blacks or the Samsung F3 for consumer drives. Enterprise drives would be great but there is a fair price jump.

    Compare:
    WD Green: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136891&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo
    WD Black: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo
  2. Hi, thanks for the reply.

    The WD Black you linked is only 1TB.

    What about the Samsung F3 you mentioned? Which one would you got for out of the two?
  3. I find the 1 TB drives appear to be more reliable than the larger drives.
    I prefer the Samsung F3's which are a sata II drive also 1 TB.
    However, recently Samsung sold their oem drives to Seagate. Only saving grace is that the F3 is still made in the same plant, by the same people.

    Seagate - I quit buying after their -11 problems
  4. that's a shame as the Seagate 2TB Barracuda drives are dirt cheap. (ST2000DM001)

    I can't afford 2 x $100 for the same capacity tbh! I live in the U.K by the way, not that it makes much of a difference seen as price wise the gap is the same over here.

    Any other advice? No to WD Green, no to Seagate... :(
  5. Might try the WD Reds, No Personal experience, but looks like similar reliability to black
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236343
  6. RetiredChief said:
    Might try the WD Reds, No Personal experience, but looks like similar reliability to black
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236343


    Almost $40 more then the Seagate... hmmm.... not sure what to do now.
  7. Your Call
    Enjoy
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