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I need to buy a new hard drive as the Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar 1 Black i got in august crashed with a 1tb worth of data on it, i need some some help to decide on a drive so it wont happen again, im too scared to get the same one
Iv been looking at
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRSDTL 3TB
Western Digital RE4 2TB Enterprise WD2002FYPS
im open to suggestions

Thanks
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If you have important data, getting a single reliable HDD is not what you want to do. Look at a RAID or backup solution.
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i do 2X WD Black's in raid. and a single 1tb for back up to my raid

teh Caviar green is an excellet backup drive due to large capacity for the amount u pay.

However they are dirt slow... good for back up drive's.. fail for anythnig else.
    
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If you have important data, getting a single reliable HDD is not what you want to do. Look at a RAID or backup solution.
This. You should look into getting POSSIBLY a RAID0 for speed (or just a single drive), and a RAID1, or a single drive + external backup for storage.

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i do 2X WD Black's in raid. and a single 1tb for back up to my raid

teh Caviar green is an excellet backup drive due to large capacity for the amount u pay.

However they are dirt slow... good for back up drive's.. fail for anythnig else.
And yet you still haven't shown benchmarks of these godly WD Black 500's. You opinion on hard drives doesn't matter anymore IMO. Not to mention, a RAID-0 plus a single drive for storage? That makes no sense. That's absolutely no better off than the OP is already.
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never said they were godly..

and YOUR opinion has of little merit.


QUOTE=pioneerisloud;12549759]This. You should look into getting POSSIBLY a RAID0 for speed (or just a single drive), and a RAID1, or a single drive + external backup for storage.



And yet you still haven't shown benchmarks of these godly WD Black 500's. You opinion on hard drives doesn't matter anymore IMO.[/QUOTE]
    
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thanks for the replys, raid seems the best but i dont have the cash to set it up, id need to get a drive that will last more than 6 months and not pop up with device failure messages so i can save up and get something for backing up.

is it true that drives can fail if the pc is never shut down and only put in hibernation? or when some drives are unstable when nearly full? im sure i read that the wd ears series got unstable.
sorry if the questions are stupid.
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