Reliable quiet hard disk for system drive and storage?

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Reliable quiet hard disk for system drive and storage?

Post by diskman » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:11 am

I have been using an 80GB system drive and a 120GB storage drive (both Seagate) for about 7 years now. They have served me well but I finally need some more space. I am leaning towards a 1TB drive which I will use for both system and storage of backups. 1TB will easily last me a decade, so I am looking for something very reliable. What would be a good choice for my scenario? I have read about the firmware and head parking issues of the latest hard drives but I'm confused as to what's reliable and what's not. There is a lot of conflicting information...

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Post by mkk » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:53 am

In general one consumer grade harddrive is never much more reliable than another. Sample variance is also a significant factor. Get two regular 1TB drives like for instance Samsung F3's and make backups now and then. Or a single drive together with some other backup solution.

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Post by Wilhelm-Tell » Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:50 am

I have also had a 80GB SATA for 4 years upgraded to a Samsung F3 1TB. Great disk. Fast and silent.

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Post by BlackWhizz » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:30 pm

WD Blue are very reliable drives which do run always (unline WD Greens which spindown) and WD Blacks who have raw performance and are noisy.

Just get 2 drives. One for drive and one for backups.

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