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November 23, 2012 9:17:08 PM


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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a c 353 G Storage
November 23, 2012 10:14:47 PM

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.

WD Green:
WD Black:
November 23, 2012 11:31:10 PM

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?
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a c 353 G Storage
November 23, 2012 11:41:30 PM

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
November 23, 2012 11:51:16 PM

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... :( 
a c 353 G Storage
November 24, 2012 12:57:36 AM

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