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I'm going to buy a new harddrive or two before the year's done and was wondering which 3TB budget HDD is the most reliable?

I realize that reliability takes years of usage to truly understand, but I was hoping to get your ideas anyways

All I know is that Deskstars used to be nicknamed Deathstars due to their terrible reliability - but that Hitachi's made a huge comeback and made them the most reliable 2TB drives.
     
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Western Digital has acquired the global storage unit of Hitachi anyway, so soon it's still not going to matter

They are both going to be as good as eachother. Been using Hitachi's for a while now, been very good. Same as WD, but all drives and all manufactures are going to have a bad lot somewhere.

Take whatever is cheapest
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I'm going to buy a new harddrive or two before the year's done and was wondering which 3TB budget HDD is the most reliable?

I realize that reliability takes years of usage to truly understand, but I was hoping to get your ideas anyways

All I know is that Deskstars used to be nicknamed Deathstars due to their terrible reliability - but that Hitachi's made a huge comeback and made them the most reliable 2TB drives.
Deathstars is old news and probably before you were born. It is a non-issue and has nothing to do with Hitachi, it was IBM's problem.

You should be scared of Seagate's reliability issues with their firmware issues just a few years ago.

I would go with Hitachi over WD.
 
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I would personally go with the Hitachi. After reading the Backblaze 2.0 build I would love to pick up several 5k3000s. I don't mind my Caviar Green but honestly, not a huge fan.
 
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