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Which is the best hdd for data storage? I am currently using 2x Seagate Barracuda LP 1TB (ST31000520AS) - they do just well, but they are not selling them anymore. From what i seen, there is new series "Barracuda Green", which is supposed to be for data storage too i suppose. Then there is Barracuda LP 2TB or WD Caviar Green. The specs are quite similar, i am more curious about your personal experience with those drives.
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Which is the best hdd for data storage? I am currently using 2x Seagate Barracuda LP 1TB (ST31000520AS) - they do just well, but they are not selling them anymore. From what i seen, there is new series "Barracuda Green", which is supposed to be for data storage too i suppose. Then there is Barracuda LP 2TB or WD Caviar Green. The specs are quite similar, i am more curious about your personal experience with those drives.
I use a 1tb WD Caviar Green to backup my data, a WD black to run my active data and a 3x WD SATAII RAID0 array for my OS/programs.

A slower drive is fine for data storage if you aren't constantly retrieving data from them. I do my backups overnight and they use less power, make less heat and noise and cost less up front.
    
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I hear Samsung eco greens for raid

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ecogreen%202tb

and

Western Digital Caviar Green for everything else.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-514-_-Product
    
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2TB Caviar Green is currently on sale for 86 EUR (~116 USD). Think I will order 2 of them.
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