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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 04:23 PM
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Just treat any drive like it is going to fail, because they all will eventually. I work in IT and have seen plenty of drives of every manufacture fail. I have also wiped and recycled even more drives that were still functioning fine. Just pick up whatever fits your performance/price needs and keep backups of anything you can't afford to lose and you will be fine.
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<insert any brand here> is fine at the consumer level.

24/7 writing and reading constantly, THEN, I would care about certain brands and models of drives.

The last seagate drive that failed me was the original 160gb drive that was in my first prebuilt eMachines desktop

Ive had all brands fail at some point. Some to abuse, some to constant use (torrents, constant web browsing use like playing music constantly for days at a time, etc..)

I prefer value over a brand name. If I can get X's 4tb HDD for the same price as Y's 3tb, Im getting that 4tb.

Sometimes its limited purely by what the store has to offer locally, which is a given for a lot of people that dont like waiting for shipping times (like myself).
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Their enterprise aren't bad, their SMR drives are kind of just meh

I personally haven't bought one in years but have nothing against their high end drives, the price is just harder for me to justify.

A drives reliability these days are pretty good if you take care of them and get the right ones for your use case.

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I haven't had one in a good while, but just about every Seagate I've had over the last 20 years has died on me eventually. I've never had that issue with WD or Hitachi. Anecdotal I know, but I personally won't ever buy a Seagate drive again.

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More important where you get them than anything else.

Price is usually the driving factor for me but I lean towards Seagate generally. The issues they had years ago were limit to specific lines and hasn't been a problem at all since. It's just fun for people to rag on Seagate and maintain the stigma even though it has no relevance today.

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Their 3TB and 6TB surveillance drives are pretty damn good, except one thing

Loud as hell seek noise.

its 1.5TB platters too, and not SMR.

But that damn seek time made me return it =\

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