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Looking for the best Quality and better erformance and durability than WD Green Drives. I have a 500gb (had for only 13months) that I just RMA'd and a 2tb needing RMA (had for only 8-9months).

Never getting a green Drive again!

What do you have in mind? TIA
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I use a WD black 640gb as a OS drive and a Samsung 1tb as a storage drive. The WD is over 2 years old and the samsung is over a year. No problems so far.
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I use a WD black 640gb as a OS drive and a Samsung 1tb as a storage drive. The WD is over 2 years old and the samsung is over a year. No problems so far.

Okay, so pretty young drive age... Thanks for the suggestion but I was looking for someone that has had a drive for a few years...

I still appreciate your response! It's valued...
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My storage server is filled with 2x 1.5GB and 2x 1TB Green drives for the past 1.5yrs without issue. I do have a 7200rpm 2TB hitachi I have owned about 10months without issue. I even used it as my primary drive when I ran an itx setup. Now it stores all my movie backups.
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My storage server is filled with 2x 1.5GB and 2x 1TB Green drives for the past 1.5yrs without issue. I do have a 7200rpm 2TB hitachi I have owned about 10months without issue. I even used it as my primary drive when I ran an itx setup. Now it stores all my movie backups.

Thanks for the reply!

You said a "storage server". This is about the max activity that they can have! I install all of my programs, outside of my OS, on the 500gb green drive I have and edit Many, Many Photos and Videos from it. I also use the 2tb as server storage drive that we watch SD and BD MKV's from on the system on the first floor. So being that WD digital recommended a Blue or lack for What I'm going to using it for, I think that for "my" situation, I'm overusing the Green Drives. I probably use them quit a bit more often than they are made for, unfortunately!?

I would keep and eye on yours though. They might start popping up with bad sectors here and there in the future. I've heard of a lot of people dealing with the Green Drives from WD tuiring out to be crap after so long of even mild use. This is the reasoning, plus now my personal experince, why I'm chossing to stear clear of WDG Drives....
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Thanks for the reply!

You said a "storage server". This is about the max activity that they can have! I install all of my programs, outside of my OS, on the 500gb green drive I have and edit Many, Many Photos and Videos from it. I also use the 2tb as server storage drive that we watch SD and BD MKV's from on the system on the first floor. So being that WD digital recommended a Blue or lack for What I'm going to using it for, I think that for "my" situation, I'm overusing the Green Drives. I probably use them quit a bit more often than they are made for, unfortunately!?

I would keep and eye on yours though. They might start popping up with bad sectors here and there in the future. I've heard of a lot of people dealing with the Green Drives from WD tuiring out to be crap after so long of even mild use. This is the reasoning, plus now my personal experince, why I'm chossing to stear clear of WDG Drives....
Yeah we store all the family pictures, system backups, etc on it. The most it really does is stream music and videos to the pcs in the house. Green drives are meant to be used for backups from what I originally read. I'll definitely keep an eye on them tho.

If you really want a reliable drive check out the WD RE3/RE4 drives. They have a massive MTBF rating.
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you're gonna be hard pressed to find someone who's owned a 2TB drive for more than 2 years.

Hard drives all have random bad batches, overall though the 2TB WD Black are considered the top in performance/reliability.
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you're gonna be hard pressed to find someone who's owned a 2TB drive for more than 2 years.

Hard drives all have random bad batches, overall though the 2TB WD Black are considered the top in performance/reliability.

Yeah, I figured as much being that they've only been out for about that and there's propbably not to many people that were willing to empty their saving at the time to purchase one to have it since then...

So, WD Blacks... Any specific model. Are the Black swith Dual PRocessors that much better?

What about the Samsung "F" series Drives?

Anyone that can Recommend the Hitachi Drives either?

Thanks everyone for your posts so far as well!
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I use 4 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 drives and love them, only 80 bucks on newegg. I also have a Hitachi 2 TB but it runs much hotter, only performs moderately better even though its a 7200 RPM drive, uses more electricity, and costs 40 bucks more than the F4's. Cant really speak to the longevity though. The Hitachi is about a year old with no problems, the Samsungs less than a year, all drives working great so far.
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I use 4 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 drives and love them, only 80 bucks on newegg. I also have a Hitachi 2 TB but it runs much hotter, only performs moderately better even though its a 7200 RPM drive, uses more electricity, and costs 40 bucks more than the F4's. Cant really speak to the longevity though. The Hitachi is about a year old with no problems, the Samsungs less than a year, all drives working great so far.

Gotcha!

Nice! but why all of the Storage? Do you do 3D HD Editing or something?
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