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I just placed an order before reading this thread, now I'm thinking of cancelling and ordering some trusty old F3's (Seagate manufactured now, obviously).
Some people are finding the new Seagates have failure issues after only a few months. (Thankfully within warranty, but how many will fail after the 1yr warranty expires?)

Odds are the 7K1000.D is more reliable. Another option is the WD10EZEX - the new WD 1TB Blue with 1TB platters.
     
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Hi Kramy, thanks for the reply. And by Seagates, you mean the new Seagate Samsungs have already been reported to be less reliable than the original Samsung F3's?

What the hell are they doing to them? biggrin.gif

And I'll check out the new WD blues. It's for a secondary data drives basically, my boot drives are SSD, so performance isn't that important, more looking for quietness and reliability.
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Hi Kramy, thanks for the reply. And by Seagates, you mean the new Seagate Samsungs have already been reported to be less reliable than the original Samsung F3's?
Yep.
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What the hell are they doing to them? biggrin.gif
Making them in China rather than where they used to be made. (Was it Thailand? WD makes a lot of drives there. I can't remember which country the original HD103SJ's were made in.)
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And I'll check out the new WD blues. It's for a secondary data drives basically, my boot drives are SSD, so performance isn't that important, more looking for quietness and reliability.
Well, performance and quietness seem to be on its side - but reliability is always a gamble until a model has been around for a while.

In my experience WD has less bad batches for new models of drives. Their lateness to market with the WD10EZEX suggests to me that they may have taken some time to refine it. Here's to hoping. thumb.gif

More info on the WD10EZEX: http://www.overclock.net/t/1297633/wd10ezex-review-wd-blue-1tb-single-platter-drive/0_100
     
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That's annoying, regarding your post on the other thread about the new Seagate F3's, am I to assume that this drive is actually a Seagate rather than old stock of a real F3? http://www.ebuyer.com/173804-samsung-1tb-spinpoint-f3-internal-hard-drive-hd103sj

If so, what would you consider to be a safer bet out of the new Toshiba manufactured 7k1000.d's (DT01ACA100) and the WD10EZEX's? http://www.ebuyer.com/393828-toshiba-1tb-hard-drive-dt01aca100

I'm put off a bit by the newegg reviews of this Hitachi, but who knows, I guess it could have just been a bad batch or 2? Maybe the new Toshiba ones are more reliable, but I guess both drives are a bit of a gamble.

The new WD Blue looks pretty good for my needs, but what do you think of the sound compared to the Hitachi? It's listed as 29db compared to 25 for the Hitachi.
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That's annoying, regarding your post on the other thread about the new Seagate F3's, am I to assume that this drive is actually a Seagate rather than old stock of a real F3? http://www.ebuyer.com/173804-samsung-1tb-spinpoint-f3-internal-hard-drive-hd103sj
It's unlikely that they'd have old HD103SJ's. eBuyer is a fairly popular site? Their stock of hard drives would move through fast, rather than sitting on shelves for years. Yes, it's a new SATA3 Seagate drive.
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If so, what would you consider to be a safer bet out of the new Toshiba manufactured 7k1000.d's (DT01ACA100) and the WD10EZEX's? http://www.ebuyer.com/393828-toshiba-1tb-hard-drive-dt01aca100
Yep, I consider them safer bets - although I don't actually know too much about the new 7K1000.D's. I've only purchased one for someone. It's working fine, but it was an original release model, which has absolutely no bearing on the ones being produced now.
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I'm put off a bit by the newegg reviews of this Hitachi, but who knows, I guess it could have just been a bad batch or 2? Maybe the new Toshiba ones are more reliable, but I guess both drives are a bit of a gamble.
Could've been. It's possible when they shifted manufacturing locations, it took a little while to 'get it right'. I think all three drives are gambles, but I currently lean towards the WD10EZEX.
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The new WD Blue looks pretty good for my needs, but what do you think of the sound compared to the Hitachi? It's listed as 29db compared to 25 for the Hitachi.
Everyone I've spoken to that has one says it's really quiet. I would guess that the seek noise is less distracting than the Hitachi's. The Hitachi may make less noise at idle, but it's seek noise that you notice. It could also be the frequency of the seek noise that determines whether it irritates you or not.
     
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