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    Question Which Hard-Drive brand should I buy?

    Hello

    I need to buy a 1TB hard-drive.

    I have SATA.

    I need an internal one.

    Here is where I'm looking at to make my decision: http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

    I need the following;

    1TB
    Good quality
    Cheap

    Please tell me which of the following brands I should chose;

    Western Digital
    Western Digital AV
    Maxtor
    Samsung/Samsung 2
    Seagate

    Please reply ASAP as I need the space!

    Thanks in advance,

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    Default Re: Which Hard-Drive brand should I buy?

    I tend to be a little partial to Seagate when it comes to keeping my data on large drives. I also tend to skip over the consumer versions and head straight to the nearline drives since they are suppose to have a better mean time between failures.

    It is your data, how much is it worth to you?

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    Default Re: Which Hard-Drive brand should I buy?

    Yes, this is my data.

    It's important, but I'm a home user (sort of home business but not really, at least not yet, and any data that important wouldn't be that big file size and I'd just back it up to gmail).

    So I'd be thoroughly pissed off if I lossed my data, but I wouldn't lose money (except if it is out of the warrantly period... :|)

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    Default Re: Which Hard-Drive brand should I buy?

    Got some more info;

    Seagate.

    Maxtor is now owned by Seagate.
    Last edited by Panarchy; 11-01-2008 at 02:06 PM.

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    Default Re: Which Hard-Drive brand should I buy?

    Okay, thanks for your input.

    Um, someone recommended to me Hitachi.

    What are your thoughts on Hitachi?

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    HItachi makes really good drives as well. I tend to see them when they first come out and the large drives that use 5 platters so they run hot. The new 500GB drives really wouldn't have this issue but I don't have one to tell you one way or the other. I can say that I have one of Hitachi's first 500GB drives and I use it all of the time to back stuff up to for short term storage. It has been a great drive and even suffered a few hard falls. It fell once with 4 WD Raptor 150GB drives, 3 of the Raptors died, one was saved and the Hitachi was fine.

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    Default Re: Which Hard-Drive brand should I buy?

    Okay. Thanks.

    My next post I will add up all the suggestions people have made and post the results.

    Panarchy

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    Default Re: Which Hard-Drive brand should I buy?

    After completing a polless poll, I came up with the following results;

    4 - Hitachi
    13 - Western Digital
    11 - Seagate

    Winner: Western Digital

    So I'll be getting Western Digital now.

    Probably two separate 500GB ones in RAID 0 (as per Arne's suggestion).

    Thanks for all suggestions,

    Panarchy

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    Default Re: Which Hard-Drive brand should I buy?

    How would two of these disks look?

    http://www.netplus.com.au/products-d...bcat=&code=HD4

    I found out that 640GB Hard-Drives are both faster and cheaper than the 500GB ones (at least for WesternDigital)

    Please tell me what you think...

    Thanks in advance,

    Panarchy
    Last edited by Panarchy; 11-03-2008 at 04:53 PM.

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