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Hi all, i want to buy new hard drive in next 2 weeks and i need help deciding which one.

This 4 are in my price range

WD Blue WD10EZEX ~78.7035 USD

WD Green 1TB WD10EZRX ~73.4510 USD

AV-GP WD10EURX ~78.5813 USD

Toshiba DT01ACA100 ~72.9621 USD

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 ~74.7649 USD

All of them are 1TB drives. I need one for storage and games to replace 7years old 500gb Hitachi.
Edited by DA77 - 3/27/14 at 7:30am
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post #2 of 6
WD10EZEX any day.

It's the fastest consumer 1TB drive currently available. It's also reliable, quiet and backed by a 3 year warranty.

My second choice would be the Barracuda, followed by the Toshiba as they all use 1TB platters.
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post #3 of 6
    WD10EZEX hands down.  As twerk said, it is fast (up to 200 MB/s sequential read) and quiet.  It also runs cool, and they have been reliable for me so far. thumb.gif

    FWIW, my second and third choices are also in the same order as twerk's. smile.gif
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Tnx guys. Importer only gives 2 year warranty on all those hard drives.
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post #5 of 6
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Got the WD10EZEX and i thought i should share improvement over old HDD smile.gif

WD


Hitachi
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post #6 of 6
Thanks for the feedback. That's quite an impressive improvement!
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Crucial MX100 512GB Noctua NH-U14S 3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell U2713HM Dell U2312HM Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
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