HDD Suggestions?

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight
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    REQUIREMENTS Are SATA III 7200RPM HDD 2.5 (For laptops) At least 1TB Low price, reliable build. So far I found this one. :unsure:
     
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    Looks good to me. Meets all your requirements plus I have the same one in my laptop and never had any issues with it.
     
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    WD drives are the best.
    Heard it from many and I'm using a lot of them meself.
     
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    Is the WD brand worth the money is asking for? Also, is 32MB the only possible choice? Or do they not make higher 64MB cache ones?
     
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    Since Samsung are out of the game and I can never recommend Seagate, WD are the only HDD brand I still recommend. Their black series are their performance drives with higher read/write speeds and a premium price to match. The blue series are more affordable for every day use, green series are energy saving (cheaper too, but they're the only ones I hear complaints about), and the others (red, etc) are not worth talking about.

    If you need performance, WD black. General storage, WD blue or green. Something cheaper with less guarantees on reliability, Seagate.
     
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    I would still consider Seagate decent since they bought Samsung's HDD division, but personally I would also go with a Western Digital for sure.
     
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    You can't go wrong with HGST, their drives are the most reliable on the market.
    WD are also pretty good.
    Stay away from Seagate.
     
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    What is wrong with seagate? Even their barracuda that i keep seeing? I figured a samsung would be best but they are expensive.
     
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    Why not get a 960gb 2.5 ssd? I got a new PNY 960gb ssd for $120 a few months ago from a bid on eBay. Even if you get a 1tb, you'll only be using about 965gb because of the partitioning and all that jazz
     
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    He asked for something low-price. A 960GB SSD is hardly cheap.
     
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    Can confirm that WD is more reliable than Seagate.
     
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    My seagate still lives after 3.5 years. Huh.
    Also got a samsung 2.5 in a seedbox. Been a year and no issue yet.
     
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    Samsung are expensive now because they don't make spinning rust drives anymore. As mentioned, Seagate bought their HDD division.

    Whilst I've only had one Seagate drive (2.5" external) after they acquired Samsung's tech, so I don't know how they fair now, they've had a very high failure rate ever since they acquired Maxtor (who were equally bad). Seriously, whenever someone calls me saying their drive (internal or external) broke, the first question I ask is "was it a Seagate?". The answer is 90% of the time Yes.

    I can't comment on Hitachi. I've only seen two die and the rest are going strong still.

    My main drives (I got a dozen) are mostly Samsung Spinpoint F1s (for access) or WD Green 3TB drives (for mass storage).
     
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    Only brand I've ever had issues with have been WD. Only ever had 3 drives fail me and all three have been WD.
     
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    Well never really heard of seagate HDD but i know that when i purchased the current laptop it has a samsung SSD, still the price is kinda high for 250GB, The price i paid was $140 So HDD IS less expensive.
     
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    Whaaat??!! Show off, I don't think i can get for that price because it's 300 euro or so.
     
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    Here Seagate is always the cheapest and it's for a reason. Like others have mentioned, they have the highest failure rates of all. HGST is on the other end of that spectrum, with incredibly low failure rates, and their drives are reasonably priced.
    Backblaze (a cloud backup service) did a pretty comprehensive writeup on failure rates per brand and per model of drive if you want proof.
    They use a lot of drives of several different brands, and they even still frequently use Seagate, even though they're less reliable. Why? Because Seagate is cheap, and they've calculated that the price per TB per year is still really low with Seagate HDDs. They can afford to keep swapping out HDDs whenever they fail, but for a lot of people a failed HDD means data loss, and even if you have a RAID, most people would probably prefer their drives lasting a few years longer before needing replacing, even if it costs more.
     
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    Okay I guess it makes sense. So basically you all mean never buy seagate HDD right? Well I bought a WD Black SATA III 7200RPM 32MB Cache from new egg and it will be delivered soon. Now i just have to find a tool kit to open the system to install it. The thing is I wouldn't mind having another SSD but they just cost so much for small storage. I have 250GB now and it cost more than the HDD i just purchased and it is 1TB. Even 2TB HDD with usb 3.0 Is less expensive than the preinstalled SSD.

    Now the problem is when i get it, how do i use it? I already have the OS installed on my SSD, so how do i make use of the HDD when is installed? Already close to the capacity limit installing steam games. :unsure:
     
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    I never had a problem with seagate barracuta hdds or external backup portables up there with WD caviar drives any of those top two are solid

    while Hitachi and Fujitsu being the bottom of the barrel failing is common in those.

    Toshiba isn't good either or bad just meh.