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Right now you want Seagate. They are cheaper then All WD HDDs. That includes Green, Red, Black , Blue yet they are all those 4 driver together in 1. Seagates new 1TB platter HDDs have been very reliable.
Actually, I bought a WD Black 1TB w/ 64MB of cache for $73 on Monday, where as equivalent Seagate drives were $85+.
 
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post #82 of 104
They may not be releasing the 1tb single platter blacks because of the longer seek times. They do emphasize the speed of the Black line.
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Yes but should they stop making larger hard drives? As they grow the amount of data lost would always increase, but the amount of data being used by assets is increasing over time as well. My 8088 had two 20MB (not GB) hard drives, I couldn't fit more than a few MP3s on that entire computer back then. If you want to put uncompressed 4K video on your PC you're going to need more space to do it. If the data is important then the size of the drive doesn't matter, all of that data should be backed up anyway.
Imagine the cost of a 4tb cloud storage solution. Yikes.
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I must be doing something really wrong then, because I'm only filling up 220 GB of my 750GB Black.
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I must be doing something really wrong then, because I'm only filling up 220 GB of my 750GB Black.

Either you're married*, Mormon, or have really good morals.

*can go either way
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It'd be the 3rd choice with a bunch of lazyness thrown in for good measure. I don't rip anything to my computer because my speakers suck ass and I don't want to buy new ones until I buy a new desk and I don't do that until I move my computer to another room lol. I have a DVR and on-demand so anything that I really want to watch I have covered by cable.
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thats a pretty hefty price for the extra TB jealoussmiley.gif
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Two 3TB Seagates for 300 vs One 4TB WDD? D:
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Two 3TB Seagates for 300 vs One 4TB WDD? D:

My thoughts exactly. Got my two from MC. Thinking of picking up another two just to fill up space.

I was skeptic since it's Seagate and I've had a couple fail on me before, but reviews from others saying that these Chinese made are solid. The one review that got me was from a guy on NE saying that tortured tested his drives by constantly tearing down and recreating his RAID setup over several days and they still held up like new.
    
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My thoughts exactly. Got my two from MC. Thinking of picking up another two just to fill up space.
I was skeptic since it's Seagate and I've had a couple fail on me before, but reviews from others saying that these Chinese made are solid. The one review that got me was from a guy on NE saying that tortured tested his drives by constantly tearing down and recreating his RAID setup over several days and they still held up like new.

who has the Chinese made/these "reliable" seagate HDDs?
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