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Which ever is cheaper, both brands are pretty good. Failure rate is very slim until you start going >3 TB
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WD drives tend to have a longer warranty which is why I go with them. Seagate only has a 1 year warranty now - kind of scary a company does not want to back up it's own product.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Seagate 7200.14 with 1 TB platters.

Seems an excellent product, my only concern is "the specified 2400-hour power-on rating" mentioned here : does it mean that life expectancy of the drive when used 8hrs/day is less than a year??

I'm not clear on what "power-on rating" means exactly, and the only lifespan indication I've seen on Seagate docs is "300.000 load/unload cycles" (no idea what it means as well).

What do you guys think? smile.gif
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Yes, I'd like to know as well.
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