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I had a hard drive short circuit tonight... I watched smoke rise up from it.
Its a 2TB Drive... and I don't have it backed up.... I know I know... I am sure I will get hell for something so dumb....

So... I have another 2TB drive just like it... I am hopeful that I can take the controller board off the one, and put it on the other? I hope. Then I have no idea why the first one burnt up... and will just have to hope it doesn't happen to the second one. Has anyone ever had that happen. I can physically see the chip that partially melted and the resin on the few soldering connections.

Not only that... its a hard drive that I had deleted a volume drive on and was recovering data from... (long horrible dumb story)

So... I am ready to invest in some nice 2tb drives I think. I want good reliable drives... I will most likely buy 4 I guess. I had another computer that I just sold that had about 2TB of space and it was my back up... and well its gone now...

I like Segate... they used to have nice 5 year warranties... but now mostly 3 year.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148681

It was a Hitachi drive that burnt up... so I am not sure my feelings toward it anymore.....

If you were buying 4 2TB drives tomorrow what would you get? Yes price is a factor.
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These. I love me some Samsungs. The F3/F4 line is incredibly fast for the price.
     
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Seagate bought out Samsung's hard drive division. So if you're gonna get Sammies, get them soon.
    
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Originally Posted by zouk52 View Post
These. I love me some Samsungs. The F3/F4 line is incredibly fast for the price.
This. Samsung makes the best HDDs
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Crap, I was hoping for a video. Or at least pics.
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Western digital!
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I had a drive burn and even smoke, but it wasn't much, and it was my fault. I had a PC I was using outside of a case, and I can't remember what, exactly, was the reason for it, but I propped something under the hard drive to keep it up some, and that prop was metal... and touched the circuit board... probably bridging/short circuiting something... and something smalled slightly burned and the PC froze. I quickly pulled the plug and flipped the drive over, and it was a sizzle more than smoke, and something was slightly Red. Yeah, big error on my part, but it was a 10GB IDE I was messing about with many years ago when I was still breaking stuff learning.

I prefer Western Digital. I believe the Samsung Spinpoints are faster. For a pure data drive, speed might not matter quite as much. Noise will. I think my 640GB drives are okay in that regard, but it depends on the specific drive too (like how many platters it has) on how noisy it is.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 4/27/11 at 8:08pm
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Western digital!
Ditto!! Caviar Black all day
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Yea yea... everyone wants to see a picture... are there any good deals on caviar blacks?
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That's worse than mine. Did that just happen for no apparent reason? I had to short mine to get it to burn half as bad. Mine was one of those Silver/Tan colored box things that I burned.
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