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Hey guys,

I am trying to figure out which one of the two drives I should be getting. the WD Green 2TB Drive is $3 cheaper than the 2TB Seagate Barracuda LP Green drive, but the Seagate is slighly faster in read/write speeds.

I don't care for the speeds as much as I care about reliability. This drive will be backing up all my documents and movie collection (~2.4MB/s write)

So my question is, which drive (in your opinion) is more reliable?
(Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive vs Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 3Gbps 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive)

Thanks.

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If you care about reliability get the Seagate cause I heard from many people that WD has problems with drives using a lot of platters. Up to 1TB, they're fine but the bigger drives are not nearly as reliable.
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forgot to mention im popping one in my HTPC and another in an HDD Enclosure. <3 TT Blacx Dock
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Both are very reliable, My mate and I have been using Seagate's for the past few years with no problems. My ITB WD Green also has been running like a champ for about a month.

It's personal preference tbh. The difference in Speeds for my drives in sig were 20mb's apart.
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yeah the seagate outperforms the WD drive, but there are mixed reviews on reliability for both drives.
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As far as I know, the WD20EARS is more reliable than the 5900RPM LP's.

If you want speed you should be looking at WD20EARX drives. I just got sent one from a WD20EARS RMA. (Not a slight to that model - UPS mishandled it) It's crazy fast compared to the WD20EARS. Nearly rivals a Hitachi 7200RPM drive.
     
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post #7 of 7
seagate had reliability problems in the past, even rma drives came back and died within months, that was sometime ago,
well, WD drives are usually more reliable, but if u get a bad one, its just the percentages...
seagate lp drives, according to online reviews are supposedly more power efficient than WD green...but i wouldnt sacrifice reliability/quality over that 2/3 watts ...
they're meant to be used as storage/backup drives since they're lower costs.
if u really want lower power consumption, get a 2.5" WD black, i used a ssd with a wd black 2.5" for main system
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