Alright, so the guy who built my computer and brought me into the PC building/overclocking world was always against Seagate hard drives - he said he had one in his initial build that basically just **** out on him after about a year or so of use. Granted, he could have just been unlucky, but the price difference is pretty huge compared to Western Digital and stuff. Ever since he told me that story, I've generally been against Seagate and used WD or Hitachi when building PCs for my friends. Personally, I've had two WD Black drives myself (a 1TB and 2TB) and although they're totally fine I lately have actually been getting skipping when recording with Bandicam or listening to music (although, that may be my RAM..?) point is I've had one of them for a year and a half (2TB one) and the other for almost 2 years now (1TB) and they're not completely broken. Lately I'm running really low on space (I'm a Music and Movies junkie - I have lots of albums in FLAC format. I'm also a Let's Player, and although Bandicam is a big size difference from FRAPS, the files are still huge) and have been thinking of upgrading to a new hard drive. I really, really want the new 4TB hard drives Seagates offer for only $190 - such a fantastic deal. Thing is, I kinda have this prejudice that they're bad. I know I could get a similarly priced WD or Hitachi hard drive, but the thing is it would be half the size.. (2TB Caviar Blacks seem to go for about $200 ;-
So, basically, I wanna know if the 4TB really is such a good deal. I have a hard time saving up and $190 seems to be such an amazing price point for the size..