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  • 63% (19)
    Toshiba DT01ACA300
  • 36% (11)
    Seagate ST3000DM001
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post #1 of 50
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Looking to buy one of these drives. If I forget about the price difference, if there is any, which drive should I go for?
I'm strictly looking to buy one of the above two and want to know which drive will give the best "overall" performance.

BTW, I will be replacing my Samsung HD103SJ based two drive RAID-0 setup with one of these drives.
post #2 of 50
Two questions.

1) Any reason you're not also considering the WD10EZEX? It's also built on a single 1TB platter.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD&promoid=1306

2) Why limit yourself to 1TB? Right now 2TB or 3TB is the best value.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&vpn=ST2000DM001&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1306
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66009&vpn=ST3000DM001&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1306
     
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The cheapest. They're both awesome.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Two questions.
1) Any reason you're not also considering the WD10EZEX? It's also built on a single 1TB platter.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD&promoid=1306
2) Why limit yourself to 1TB? Right now 2TB or 3TB is the best value.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&vpn=ST2000DM001&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1306
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66009&vpn=ST3000DM001&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1306
What do you mean 1TB drives? I'm only looking at 3TB drives. Both drives I've listed are 3TB models.

I didn't think other than the Caviar Blacks, WD drives were up to par with these two drives. Blacks are so darn expensive.
Edited by Anusha - 12/8/12 at 1:03pm
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What do you mean 1TB drives? I'm only looking at 3TB drives. Both drives I've listed are 3TB models.
Heh, my bad. These model numbers are getting crazier by the generation. I'd like it if all HDD manufacturers could come up with a human readable capacity modelnumber, like WD has. You can look at any model number for a drive that WD has released in the past 8+ years and immediately know its capacity.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Heh, my bad. These model numbers are getting crazier by the generation. I'd like it if all HDD manufacturers could come up with a human readable capacity modelnumber, like WD has. You can look at any model number for a drive that WD has released in the past 8+ years and immediately know its capacity.
really? where does it say it is a WD Caviar Blue drive in its model number? WD10EZEX
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Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Heh, my bad. These model numbers are getting crazier by the generation. I'd like it if all HDD manufacturers could come up with a human readable capacity modelnumber, like WD has. You can look at any model number for a drive that WD has released in the past 8+ years and immediately know its capacity.
really? where does it say it is a WD Caviar Blue drive in its model number? WD10EZEX
10 - 1TB

Every consumer drive WD has released in the past 8 years... maybe longer... conforms to a pattern. There are two characters first, then there's 2 capacity digits, and then some models (usually Blacks) have two sub generation digits. (WD1001FALS - 1TB Black) (WD1002FAEX - 1TB Black) (WD10EZEX - 1TB Blue)

I think they have a PDF describing it... ahh, here it is!
www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/other/2579-001028.pdf
     
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OK. Anyways, doesn't Western Digital make a Caviar Blue 3TB drive? I can only find the 3TB versions of Black, Green and Red.
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Heh, my bad. These model numbers are getting crazier by the generation. I'd like it if all HDD manufacturers could come up with a human readable capacity modelnumber, like WD has. You can look at any model number for a drive that WD has released in the past 8+ years and immediately know its capacity.

ST3000 = 3 TB. ACA300 = 3 TB.

None of the hard drive manufacturers are better at naming than the rest. I couldn't read a WD model name if my life depended on it, but that's because I never took the time to learn it. Hitachi model names are second nature, because they are all I use.
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