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post #1 of 14
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Please help, I don't know what to choose.

I was about to get 1TB SEAGATE SATA 6G/7200/64M , but people told me that Seagate is not that good..

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post #2 of 14
Performance wise they're close enough.
They were probably referring to Seagates old failure rates.
Either one will do, get the cheapest one and buy another when you can afford it to use as backup if you're worried (HDD can fail, whatever brand they are.)
 
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post #3 of 14
I've used Seagate and WD. I've actually had more issues with WD failing but it was just luck of the draw. They both make great hard drives. Get whichever you can get the best price on.
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let's put it like this. Some people get good drives, some get bad. Only reason now that one might not get seagate is that it is only 1 year warranty now. I know some people who've had seagate drives for years,and some that have have had bad experience.

I remember buying my first WD, everyone reccomended them over seagate. I got a DOA wd drive, but I didnt let that be the deciding factor of my opinion of them, I rma it and got a perfectly working drive in exchange. Some people just get unlucky bad drrives sometimes with any hdd brand.
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post #5 of 14
Check out the new 1TB WD Velociraptor's with 64mb cache.

I've had my Raptors for years and only my first gen 36gb finally failed after 17 years.

My 150gb is still running strong after 12 years and my 300gb HLFS are still running strong to this day.

The read/write on the 1TB Velociraptor is pretty decent from what I've read on the reviews.
post #6 of 14
I've used both over the years, and failure rates are sort of random luck of the draw haha.
Seagate had pretty good warranty though, paid $15 they sent me a new drive, plus packaging to send them back my drive that was corrupting, no questions asked.
I say just go with the one who has the longest warranty. thumb.gif
post #7 of 14
People blast Seagate as they had a huge drive bricking problem in 09 and they responded to many peoples issues with bricked drives with some seriously shoddy/decitful/rude/incompetent customer service.

Nowdays Seagate/WD I would buy whichever costs you less
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post #8 of 14
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Thanks guys. You really helped me.




Quote:
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Check out the new 1TB WD Velociraptor's with 64mb cache.

I've had my Raptors for years and only my first gen 36gb finally failed after 17 years.

My 150gb is still running strong after 12 years and my 300gb HLFS are still running strong to this day.

The read/write on the 1TB Velociraptor is pretty decent from what I've read on the reviews.

That is a bit pricey compared to what I was going to get. Price range is around $80-100. But thanks anyway, I appreciate it. smile.gif
post #9 of 14
Seagate 7200.14 with 1 TB platters.
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Seagate 7200.14 with 1 TB platters.
if mod says so, then yes lol. but really OP seagate is still a good option for you. I have both drives in my system, caviar black and barracuda both work fine. but seagate for the money
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