1 TB HDD advice

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Grond, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Grond

    Grond MDL Novice

    May 4, 2013
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    Hey guys
    I need your advices I'm going to buy 1 TB new HDD
    and i have this choices:

    [h=1]Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"[/h][h=1]Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"[/h][h=1]Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"[/h][h=1]TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"[/h]
    so which one :p
     
  2. SvenP

    SvenP MDL Junior Member

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    There are two kinds of hard disks:

    - Those that have failed
    - Those that will fail

    For this reason one should, IMHO, give preference to the one with the longest warranty (= the Toshiba).
     
  3. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    I think the first Seagate is no longer in production. If I had to buy, I would get the Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003.
    Sometime in 2010, I started buying WD and though the Black range was great, the green and blue is nothing superior to Seagate.
    I have now gradually sold my WDs and presently have 4 Seagate (3 TB and 4TB ones) and 2 WDs (3TB Greens). Seagate ST...DM models are superior performing to WD Blue/Green.
    I reckon warranty levels are the same and both are prehaps giving refurbished on RMA.
    Never tried Toshiba.
     
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  4. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    I'd go with Seagate (4xST31000524AS here) or Toshiba (2xDT01ACA100 too), wouldnt touch WD drives even with a 10ft pole, overrated pos drives.
     
  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Western Digital