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I've been using external Toshiba drives for a while for my offline'd storage, and they seem to have held up well so far. That said, I'm going to jump on the WD fanboy train tongue.gif. As I use pairs of WD, Seagate and Toshiba drives, I definitely like the WD Blacks the most of all my drives (other than the Sammy 830). WD's customer support is also top notch if you ever have any issues. thumb.gif
    
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... WD's customer support is also top notch if you ever have any issues. thumb.gif
True, when I RMA'ed my 2 tb WD Green, I had the replacement in 6 days (not cross shipped) and I got a 2.5 tb Green drive as a replacement.
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No drive is completely reliable regardless of who manufactures it, any drive can fail at any time.. Redundancy is the key to keeping your data safe and secure, buy whatever is best priced and has a good warranty period and buy 2-3 of them for redundant backup.
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No drive is completely reliable regardless of who manufactures it, any drive can fail at any time.. Redundancy is the key to keeping your data safe and secure, buy whatever is best priced and has a good warranty period and buy 2-3 of them for redundant backup.

Agreed one hundred percent. Be aware of the Seagate hate in the fact that they had a bad revision of 7200.11's which locked up and were fully aware if this issue. Their later series were corrected and are reliable as WD in my books. Bad things can happen to any company, even WD. Get the best via cost/performance, that's my advice to you.

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I was looking for something around 2-3TB and came to the WD Red drives, WD AV-GP and Seagate's SV35.5.

So... does anyone have any experience with the drives the OP mentioned? I am curious as well. I don't care about your green drives.
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Surveillance optimized drives generally prioritize not locking up over getting data written correctly. As they age and eventually fail, bit errors may become common, which cause regular drives to lock up for up to 30 seconds while they correct the data. RAID optimized drives lockup for 7 seconds, and surveillance optimized ones do not lockup at all, as losing 7 seconds of footage is far worse than failing to write a few bits.

You should not use surveillance optimized drives for file storage. Stick with TLER 30s or 7s drives. Most desktop drives have 30 second error recovery - WD Reds and RE4 drives are 7 seconds. (Works better in RAID, but is also fine for desktop non-RAID use.)
     
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For long term storage, I stick with RAID. 

 
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For long term storage, I stick with RAID. 
Are you spamming?
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Surveillance optimized drives generally prioritize not locking up over getting data written correctly. As they age and eventually fail, bit errors may become common, which cause regular drives to lock up for up to 30 seconds while they correct the data. RAID optimized drives lockup for 7 seconds, and surveillance optimized ones do not lockup at all, as losing 7 seconds of footage is far worse than failing to write a few bits.

You should not use surveillance optimized drives for file storage. Stick with TLER 30s or 7s drives. Most desktop drives have 30 second error recovery - WD Reds and RE4 drives are 7 seconds. (Works better in RAID, but is also fine for desktop non-RAID use.)
thanks! That's what I was looking out for. So WD Red it is =)
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