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One of my Seagate barracuda is dead and its only 1 month old. I want to buy 2 new reliable HDD's . I will use them to backup up CRITICAL Data , so i want RELIABILITY and FAST data transfer. Which reliable and fast hdd can you suggest me? smile.gif

Im thinking of these two : WD Caviar Black and WD Red Nas

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.303636

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.303040
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The WD Caviar Blues are exceptionally reliable if you can get one. I would avoid blacks as they are a TAD less reliable. I am uneducated on the Reds
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The WD Caviar Blues are exceptionally reliable if you can get one. I would avoid blacks as they are a TAD less reliable. I am uneducated on the Reds

thanks for your answer smile.gif Any other people know about nas red?
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have you tried looking through Google yet? wink.gif
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have you tried looking through Google yet? wink.gif

we should just close these forums then, because we can just use google.
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For a question like this, there are hundreds of reviews and comparisons. Just saying.
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Reds are slower, consume less power and have lower temperatures. They're made for heavy use, have some nifty features and come with a longer warranty. If you want reliability i'd feel safer going with a Red. If speed is critical i'd go with two 1TB WD10EZEX which are also reliable and one of the fastest HDDs currently available, but i'd make sure they're cooled adequately and/or run them in RAID1 to keep your data safe.

 

The 3-2-1 rule is a good concept to follow if the data you are backing up is extremely important, I won't go into detail in case you already know but for your data to be secure you should have:

 

-At least three copies

-In two different formats

-one of those copies off-site


Edited by Sainesk - 6/23/13 at 4:56pm
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Reds are slower, consume less power and have lower temperatures. They're made for heavy use, have some nifty features and come with a longer warranty. If you want reliability i'd feel safer going with a Red. If speed is critical i'd go with two 1TB WD10EZEX which are also reliable and one of the fastest HDDs currently available, but i'd make sure they're cooled adequately and/or run them in RAID1 to keep your data safe.

The 3-2-1 rule is a good concept to follow if the data you are backing up is extremely important, I won't go into detail in case you already know but for your data to be secure you should have:

-At least three copies
-In two different formats
-one of those copies off-site

What about the black ones ?
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