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 Post subject: HDD choice for a media drive
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Looking at a couple drives, wondered what thoughts might be. This drive will strictly be used for mass storage, mostly music and video (tv shows and movies) files.

Would you get this one:

Hitachi Deskstar 7k2000 2TB

Or this one:

WD Caviar Green 2TB

Or something else?

I'm leaning towards the Hitachi, largely because of the warranty.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: HDD choice for a media drive
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:15 am 
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I'd recommend 3TB. For a little more you're getting 33% more space, life and usefulness. Depending on your budget, get the WD Black or a Barracuda.


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 Post subject: Re: HDD choice for a media drive
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:20 am 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
I'd recommend 3TB. For a little more you're getting 33% more space, life and usefulness. Depending on your budget, get the WD Black or a Barracuda.


Depends on what you mean by "a little more", but there is no economy of scale that I have seen in the bigger drive, and I think the 2TB will last me a pretty long time.

As for your suggestions, I had for many years been an exclusive Seagate man, but in recent years I've seen a real falling off in quality and reliability there, and the reduction of the warranty to only 1 year has not helped my uneasy with them. As for the Black, I'm sure it is a fine drive (I have a couple other model Blacks in my system now), but isn't that a little more performance than I really need for just storing and streaming media? I don't even see a 3TB Black on Newegg, do they exist?

Thanks for your response.


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