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Hey guys I'm in the process of upgrading my tower piece by piece and I believe the next step is the HDD.
My question is if anyone could tell me which is a better idea I've got two choices.

TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Cost:$80

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM Cost:$70




Only reason I ask is; my buddy who I've been learning all this from said Western Digital makes quality Hard drives. I've never asked him about Toshiba and I'm sure he's asleep right now.

Thanks guys
post #2 of 27
Yeah. I usually but Seagate but a buddy has a toshiba in his system no issues. Plus they are a big company.
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From my personal experience, I would not use a Toshiba HDD if you paid me to use it. I have had several in laptops and none of them lasted more than 2 months before starting to fail.

Hatachi, Western Digital, Samsung (not doing HDDs anymore), and Seagate have never let me down. Also had good use of an IBM 2.5inch IDE drive, but Hatachi owns IBM production now.
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On a side note is 2 TB worth having? right now I have an old 128GB HDD(very slow) but I also have a steam account so I have some games not installed. I do intend on getting an SSD eventually to put my OS on but I'm not wealthy so I kinda have to get my money's worth for now.
post #5 of 27
Well, the only one that can answer that is you. On a price level, the 2TB drives are more bang for the buck than 1TB. ($68 vs $94).

Don't know where you shop (nation), but at least at newegg there is less than $2 difference between Toshiba, Western Digital and Seagate, so just go for the higher quality drive (either Seagate or WD, they are both very reliable).
Edited by wolfeking - 8/25/13 at 7:16pm
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Currently the best,, IMHO, available drive for the price is the WD Blue WD10EZEX, extremely fast and can be had forar ound $50-60. Sequential speeds around 200MBps, access times around 13.5-15ms for reads, and they run cool, silent, and thus ffar very reliable.
   
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i have 8 of those drive spinning right now in a raid 5 in my whs2011 machine.

they're pretty fast.

mind you, my controller (8888elp) is only 3gbps. rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

Currently the best,, IMHO, available drive for the price is the WD Blue WD10EZEX, extremely fast and can be had forar ound $50-60. Sequential speeds around 200MBps, access times around 13.5-15ms for reads, and they run cool, silent, and thus ffar very reliable.

This about sums it up. thumb.gif
post #9 of 27
Those Toshibas come with 3-year warranties. I'd take a chance, especially with a credit card warranty (American Express, Discover, Visa) hat extends it to 4 years. Also one person said that while Toshiba's warranty process is a headache, by navigating it properly he was able turn 1 dead drive into 2 working ones.
post #10 of 27
I have 8 of the Toshiba's in a RAID10 (which I'll be putting up for sale in about a week) and they are excellent. They are actually Hitachi's as Toshiba rebranded them when they bought Hitachi's consumer line. They say Hitachi on the drives themselves.
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