1TB drive

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by counihan3, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. counihan3

    counihan3 [H]Lite

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    I don't think that I want to use my old hd in my new system so I am looking at getting at new 1tb drive. Should I go with the WD Black or the Seagate Barracuda?
     
  2. Dangman

    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod Staff Member

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    Seagate if you're really cheap. Otherwise, I'd go for this Hitachi:
    $137 - Hitachi Desktar 7K1000.D HDS721010DLE630 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive

    The WD isn't worth considering since it's significantly slower than the Seagate and Hitachi drives.
     
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    Doesn't Hitachi have a high failure rate? I still remember the deathstar drives.
     
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    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod Staff Member

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    As Jonowxeno said, not that bad. The Samsung drive that Jonowxeno posted is a little slower than the Hitachi but is faster than the Seagate and Western Digital. The take-away is this: Do not get the WD1001FALS as it's a very slow 1TB drive compared to other 1TB drives on the market.
     
  6. counihan3

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    Thanks for the help, I am just looking for a drive to go with my ssd.
     
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    ckryan SSD Abuser

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    If you're looking at pairing a SSD with a HDD, I'd personally get the quietest drive I could find. I don't really need much storage, so I got a USB3 external unit from Seagate with a 2TB 5900RPM drive. It's fairly quiet.
     
  8. counihan3

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    I ended up getting the seagate because it was cheap, after buying all of the other components I need to save some money somewhere.