Seagate vs WD

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Seagate vs WD

Postby Lummoxgrinder » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:23 pm

I'm going to buy 4/5x 1TB drives to build a RAID5 in my new server. I've googled plenty just wondering if anybody here has any bad experiences from either manufacturer. Seems pretty even. Was probably going to go with WD Black.

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Re: Seagate vs WD

Postby Fast_Guitars » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:45 pm

WD blacks are mint. all my drives are WD blues and haven't had an issue yet

if you do go along the seagate route, make sure they are 7200.12, not 7200.11's (.11's had the shitty firmware that randomly bricked the drive)

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Re: Seagate vs WD

Postby snuff » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:50 pm

Lost plenty of Seagate's over the years, never a WD
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Re: Seagate vs WD

Postby distilledwater » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:23 pm


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Re: Seagate vs WD

Postby skirmish » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:48 pm

Actually, the Samsung F3 seems to be the sweet spot for 1TB drives at the moment.
review here:
if you're bent on WD though, wouldn't bother paying the premium for WD Blacks as the performance difference over Blue when running a mechanical drive is pretty much negligible in real terms.

also don't waste money on Sata3, the throughput capable on a mechanical drive doesn't even push sata2, let alone sata3 with 6GB/s.

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Re: Seagate vs WD

Postby Brinn » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:59 pm

^^ Go for the F3, they're awesome.

When looking for hard drives just look for reviews/benchmarks, no one manufacturer is better than all the others, have to look at the models/price for the size you want really. For example: I've got Western Digital 640GB drives, Samsung 1TB drives, a Hitachi 2.5" 500GB drive, various other Seagate and Samsung drives.
Also I'd recommend buying from a store that has a good warranty service (PB tech has done really well for this IME, just email to get an RMA number, take it in and swap it for a new drive) so you don't have to ship the drive back to singapore (for seagate) or the like yourself if something does go wrong with a drive.

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Re: Seagate vs WD

Postby MuscleMan » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:54 am

playtech are good for returns too.

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Re: Seagate vs WD

Postby [TeamPropagandhi]Mob King » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:45 am

WD > SeaGate

Ascent also has good returns / deliveries and generally fight for their customers (hence the price differential)
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Re: Seagate vs WD

Postby Red_switch » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:21 am

distilledwater wrote:

Thanks, haven't laughed that hard in ages.
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