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Originally Posted by FastMHz View Post

I wonder if this drive would be a good DVR/Tivo drive.
No reason to use it as such. DVR/Tivo are generally recording only 1-4 streams. This is really for like 12+ simultaneous streams.
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Funnily enough I used to think the same thing. However, a couple weeks back I RMA'd a failing Samsung HD204UI (now handled by Seagate) and got a replacement in 7 days. Either I got lucky or Seagate have upped their game. smile.gif

I've noticed a lot of Samsung drives didn't last the test of time despite being good drives at the time. Out of the 6 drives I owned, 2 still work well enough to be used as more than using as a spare HDD to muck around with a spare PC.
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I have an old WD-387, a 60MB HDD that's around 25 years old,
It still works and I'd probably use it if it wasn't obsolete today
The drive is nearly as old as I am and I like to think we grew up together smile.gif

I have a 256MB IBM drive somewhere...To think that now I can get a MicroSD card that's immensely faster and larger.
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All my Sammy's are still happily spinning 24x7, even the oldest ones:



I think some of the mirrors are even older and have more hours on them, but CDI won't read SMART through the controller :-( I periodically reboot the NAS to let the controller check the SMART.
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Not a fan of Seagate drives (just haven't had good experiences with them- and yes I do understand all HDD can and will fail, it's just personal preference)
I loved the Samsung Spinpoint F3s before they sold their HDD division to Seagate.
I really like HGST/ WD so far and i can't say much bad about WD though I've only had their Blue drives.
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Not a fan of Seagate drives (just haven't had good experiences with them- and yes I do understand all HDD can and will fail, it's just personal preference)
I loved the Samsung Spinpoint F3s before they sold their HDD division to Seagate.
I really like HGST/ WD so far and i can't say much bad about WD though I've only had their Blue drives.
I use their Blues in my systems just cause they're roughly the same price as the Barracuda. Can't say I really notice a difference thou.
post #66 of 71
I'm not a fan of these specialized drives with a large price premium. Just release good well-rounded drives like Samsung and Hitachi/IBM used to. Enough with this firmware segmentation BS designed to rip off cutomers.
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This is the HDD my OS has been on since I bought it in 2005. It's also what I torrent from. The SE was the blue before they called it the blue.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144154
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This is the HDD my OS has been on since I bought it in 2005. It's also what I torrent from. The SE was the blue before they called it the blue.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144154

Ahh...the good ol' days. biggrin.gif
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Yup. My mobo crapped out in 2011 but still using the same HDD.
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Could you give me a hint about where I could look up information like this. I'm surprised they are that different.

The easier way is just look at reviews. You can see there how a green and black and red perform on the different scenarios. While hardware wise they are pretty much the same with slight differences, results vary extremely between the drives on ions, bursts, sustains, multi access and more.
The somewhat harder way is having an enterprise support user and getting the full spec sheets (I have access through my work place). Those show exactly the RPMs, burst and buffer speeds, controllers versions and firmware performance updates (something people rarely do is update the firmware), and so on.
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