Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Adding Harddisk - What to choose?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Adding Harddisk - What to choose? - Page 2

post #11 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fabse View Post

Please do elaborate.
My experience has (as previously stated) been on the contrary.
Actually once a Seagate drive die on me. Partly my fault, partly the gravity for pulling my old laptop so hard. ^^

Well, had 2 320gb WD both die within a few months, and practically all the data was lost, tick of death. Same for a WD 1 Mybook external from my brother. Mean while, the 250gb Seagate I've had since 2007 has survived 7+ OS partitionings and reinstalls, including xp, win7, vista, ubuntu 8-10, mint 9,10,11 and 13. Same for my 1tb Seagate from 2010, has been really good to me.
Quote:
Originally Posted by chip94 View Post

Shouldn't it be the other way around? biggrin.gif

I get that a lot from "forums", but when I actually checked numbers.

http://www.behardware.com/articles/843-6/components-returns-rates-5.html

Seemed to coincide with my experiences. Altho I do admit that both WD and Seagate both had a series of drives with really crappy firmware that basically made certain models die way too soon.
Boinzy
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.2Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H  XFX R9 280x TDFD 3GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
TOSHIBA X300 HDWE160XZSTA 6TB 7200 RPM Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Acer GN246HL Nixeus Moda Pro Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX B... Antec Earthwatts 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Chaser A41 Logitech G400 Bose Companion 2 
  hide details  
Reply
Boinzy
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.2Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H  XFX R9 280x TDFD 3GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
TOSHIBA X300 HDWE160XZSTA 6TB 7200 RPM Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Acer GN246HL Nixeus Moda Pro Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX B... Antec Earthwatts 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Chaser A41 Logitech G400 Bose Companion 2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 17
I'd say Samsung if they had a drive that size but the Seagate will treat you just as well. WD is choice 2 from me, been using 2 samsungs for applications and 2 WD blacks for storage and a hitachi and seagate for more storage lol, 4-5 years of use each on them and none have failed or had any problems

Rule though, forget about that green drive, if you can squeeze out some more pennies the WD Red 3tb would be the best pick as its basically a consumer enterprise drive (take that with a grain of salt, the seagate would serve you just fine I imagine)
Kaga (WIP)
(22 items)
 
   
GraphicsRAMMonitorPower
1080Ti x2 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666 (64GB Total) Acer Predator X34P or Equivalent Seasonic Snow Silent - 1050w 
OtherOtherOther
Custom Acrylic Engraving Straight 8 Pin cables + Cable Combs 3x EK-Vardar F2, 2x Replacement Front 140mm 
  hide details  
Reply
Kaga (WIP)
(22 items)
 
   
GraphicsRAMMonitorPower
1080Ti x2 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666 (64GB Total) Acer Predator X34P or Equivalent Seasonic Snow Silent - 1050w 
OtherOtherOther
Custom Acrylic Engraving Straight 8 Pin cables + Cable Combs 3x EK-Vardar F2, 2x Replacement Front 140mm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 17
Quote:
That whole, going through the process of waiting to receive a replacement / the repaired item, is not really my thing.

Complete turn around with advanced RMA is 3-5 days. It takes almost that to order a new one and warranty service is a lot cheaper smile.gif

(Unless you have somewhere local that actually carries good stuff at good price..in which case consider me jealous).

I prefer WD over Seagate (but that's just me).
Quote:
I get that a lot from "forums", but when I actually checked numbers.

http://www.behardware.com/articles/843-6/components-returns-rates-5.html

Seemed to coincide with my experiences. Altho I do admit that both WD and Seagate both had a series of drives with really crappy firmware that basically made certain models die way too soon.

The article says "the statistics by brand are based on a minimum sample of 500 sales and those by model on a minimum sample of 100 sales, with the biggest volumes reaching tens of thousands of parts by brand and thousands of parts by model"

I wish they had put sample size next to each statistic. Comparing failure rate of 100 of one model against thousands of another doesn't seem very fair. Especially without knowing which is which.
Raven 2012
(16 items)
 
BigHeavy 2009
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770k (4.6ghz) Asus Sabertooth z77 Galaxy GTX680 4GB SLI 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 PRO 256GB Western Digital Black 1TB ASUS DVD-RW Tuniq Extreme 120 with Gelid blue fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Overlord x270oc Logitech G510 Seasonic Platinum 1000w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone Raven RV03 Logitech G600 Logitech g440 Sound Blaster ZXR 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-920 (oc 3.5ghz) Asus P6T V2 EVGA GTX580 SC (SLI) 12GB Corsair Dominator (2Gb x 6) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB + Western Digital Black 750GB DVD-RW x2 Windows 7 pro Samsung SyncMaster XL 2370 
PowerCase
Silverstone Strider 850watt CM HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
Raven 2012
(16 items)
 
BigHeavy 2009
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770k (4.6ghz) Asus Sabertooth z77 Galaxy GTX680 4GB SLI 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 PRO 256GB Western Digital Black 1TB ASUS DVD-RW Tuniq Extreme 120 with Gelid blue fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Overlord x270oc Logitech G510 Seasonic Platinum 1000w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone Raven RV03 Logitech G600 Logitech g440 Sound Blaster ZXR 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-920 (oc 3.5ghz) Asus P6T V2 EVGA GTX580 SC (SLI) 12GB Corsair Dominator (2Gb x 6) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB + Western Digital Black 750GB DVD-RW x2 Windows 7 pro Samsung SyncMaster XL 2370 
PowerCase
Silverstone Strider 850watt CM HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheChris2233 View Post

Complete turn around with advanced RMA is 3-5 days. It takes almost that to order a new one and warranty service is a lot cheaper smile.gif
(Unless you have somewhere local that actually carries good stuff at good price..in which case consider me jealous).
I prefer WD over Seagate (but that's just me).
The article says "the statistics by brand are based on a minimum sample of 500 sales and those by model on a minimum sample of 100 sales, with the biggest volumes reaching tens of thousands of parts by brand and thousands of parts by model"
I wish they had put sample size next to each statistic. Comparing failure rate of 100 of one model against thousands of another doesn't seem very fair. Especially without knowing which is which.

Well. I do have 1-2 day delivery on most things i purchase, and with RMA, it's not as simple (as I'm not living in the states). I have to hand the item in at the place I purchased the item, they then have to ship it to the manufacturer, and by the time I get something back, at least 2 weeks have passed. And to be honest I don't like living 2 weeks without my computer? biggrin.gif

I was looking at the options available, and it seems like the Barracuda is way more bang for the buck (higher speeds for less than 100 DKK more (= about $15). I'm not in as an urgent need as I was expecting, so I might just wait and see for a bit. smile.gif
The Pickpockateer
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-2600K MSI P67A-GD55 Zotac GTX 580 Gainward GTX 580 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengance Crucial BX100 Western Digital Black Caviar Western Digital Red 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG BH10LS30 Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H80 Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung S23A750 1080p @120 Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard XFX 1050W Black Edition Full Modular (Gold) Pro... Cooler Master HAF922 Logitech G700s 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QCK+ Corsair Vengeance 2100 Blue Microphones Snowball ICE Black Logitech Z523 Speaker System 
  hide details  
Reply
The Pickpockateer
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-2600K MSI P67A-GD55 Zotac GTX 580 Gainward GTX 580 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengance Crucial BX100 Western Digital Black Caviar Western Digital Red 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG BH10LS30 Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H80 Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung S23A750 1080p @120 Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard XFX 1050W Black Edition Full Modular (Gold) Pro... Cooler Master HAF922 Logitech G700s 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QCK+ Corsair Vengeance 2100 Blue Microphones Snowball ICE Black Logitech Z523 Speaker System 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fabse View Post

I was looking at the options available, and it seems like the Barracuda is way more bang for the buck (higher speeds for less than 100 DKK more (= about $15). I'm not in as an urgent need as I was expecting, so I might just wait and see for a bit. smile.gif
Hmm... that's odd. The Barracudas are usually $10-15 cheaper here. (Green 3TB = $139.99, Barracuda 3TB = $124.99 or $129.99)

I generally opt for better warranties and noise levels, but if you want the speed you know which drive to get. tongue.gif
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 @ 4.6ghz 1.425v Sabertooth 990FX Zotac GTX 1070 Amp! 32GB (4x8GB) Kingston Fury 1866mhz CL10 1T 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Hitachi 2TB - HDS723020BLA64 Crucial M500 960GB - CT960M500SSD1 WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 2TB - ST2000DM001 WD 640GB Black - WD6401AALS Seagate 6TB - ST6000DM001 Micron M500 - MTFDDAK480MAV 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Pioneer DVR-115DBK Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE LG GH22NS90 Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15 Fractal Design 140mm Fan - FD-FAN-140 Fractal Design 120mm Fan - FD-FAN-120 Windows 7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samsung 2343BWX 23" (2048x1152) BenQ GW2765HT 27" IPS LCD Monitor (2560x1440) Genius Keyboard KB-G235 PA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 @ 4.6ghz 1.425v Sabertooth 990FX Zotac GTX 1070 Amp! 32GB (4x8GB) Kingston Fury 1866mhz CL10 1T 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Hitachi 2TB - HDS723020BLA64 Crucial M500 960GB - CT960M500SSD1 WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 2TB - ST2000DM001 WD 640GB Black - WD6401AALS Seagate 6TB - ST6000DM001 Micron M500 - MTFDDAK480MAV 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Pioneer DVR-115DBK Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE LG GH22NS90 Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15 Fractal Design 140mm Fan - FD-FAN-140 Fractal Design 120mm Fan - FD-FAN-120 Windows 7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samsung 2343BWX 23" (2048x1152) BenQ GW2765HT 27" IPS LCD Monitor (2560x1440) Genius Keyboard KB-G235 PA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Hmm... that's odd. The Barracudas are usually $10-15 cheaper here. (Green 3TB = $139.99, Barracuda 3TB = $124.99 or $129.99)
I generally opt for better warranties and noise levels, but if you want the speed you know which drive to get. tongue.gif
Yea well. As it is now, my rig is running sli gtx 580's, one of which use stock coolers, in a CM HAF 922.. In other words. A hard drive won't make it any more noisy. biggrin.gif
I guess it has something to do with my location. Denmark isn't really ideal for all of those warranties, as law here, specifies that most of the time the item has to go back to the retailer anyway.
The Pickpockateer
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-2600K MSI P67A-GD55 Zotac GTX 580 Gainward GTX 580 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengance Crucial BX100 Western Digital Black Caviar Western Digital Red 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG BH10LS30 Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H80 Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung S23A750 1080p @120 Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard XFX 1050W Black Edition Full Modular (Gold) Pro... Cooler Master HAF922 Logitech G700s 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QCK+ Corsair Vengeance 2100 Blue Microphones Snowball ICE Black Logitech Z523 Speaker System 
  hide details  
Reply
The Pickpockateer
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-2600K MSI P67A-GD55 Zotac GTX 580 Gainward GTX 580 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengance Crucial BX100 Western Digital Black Caviar Western Digital Red 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG BH10LS30 Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H80 Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung S23A750 1080p @120 Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard XFX 1050W Black Edition Full Modular (Gold) Pro... Cooler Master HAF922 Logitech G700s 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QCK+ Corsair Vengeance 2100 Blue Microphones Snowball ICE Black Logitech Z523 Speaker System 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 17
3 tb of this seagate barracuda and 3 tb WD Green are same quality...only on the price differs...

but for me its only a storage purpose i will go on Seagate Barracuda..... you already have SSD for your OS boot and etc. and a caviar black.........

But sometimes all of those products are not perfect(that some people experiencing factory defect parts) thats why they give warranty for there products...... santa.gif
xd9denz
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770 @3.4Ghz Hewlett-Packard HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR Nvidia Quadro K600 Kingston 4x4GB @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Windows 7 Professional x64 HP V24a1 Full HD Monitor HP Generic 
PowerMouse
500W LiteOn PSU HP Generic 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A8-6410 AMD Radeon R7 M260 6GB @1600 Mhz 1TB HGST Drive(WD Company) 
Optical DriveOSMonitorAudio
Built-in Windows 8.1 15.6" Screen Built-in(Beats Audio with 2 speakers) 
  hide details  
Reply
xd9denz
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770 @3.4Ghz Hewlett-Packard HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR Nvidia Quadro K600 Kingston 4x4GB @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Windows 7 Professional x64 HP V24a1 Full HD Monitor HP Generic 
PowerMouse
500W LiteOn PSU HP Generic 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A8-6410 AMD Radeon R7 M260 6GB @1600 Mhz 1TB HGST Drive(WD Company) 
Optical DriveOSMonitorAudio
Built-in Windows 8.1 15.6" Screen Built-in(Beats Audio with 2 speakers) 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Adding Harddisk - What to choose?