Originally Posted by HairyGamer
WD Blue WD10EZEX, extremely fast and can be had for around $50-60 on sale or with a promo code.
Sequential speeds around 200MBps, access times around 13.5-15ms for reads, and they run cool, silent, and thus far very reliable.
Seagate isn't my favorite HDD manufacturer, but that's just because I've had two of them fail on me but my WD's and Samsungs have always been fine.
Originally Posted by ejb222
Been running my Seagate 1GB ST1000DM01 I think for over a year with now issues.
As for WD10EZEX it does sound really
nice, especially for a system disk. As for the Seagate dislike, I liked that hard drive because it's an SSHD, meaning it has an 8GB SSD disk, which would probably speed up my system.
However, if the hard drive in question is very reliable AND fast as well, I'm definitely up for it instead. It's also $25 cheaper here.
As for ST1000DM01, it's not available here.