What are the better rated 1TB and bigger HD's?

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    I'm looking to get a 1TB internal and possibly two for back up on my 1TB Ext.

    I'm thinking WD but not sure which to go with Blue or Black.
     
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    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    I bought one of those combo deals on Newegg last week. I picked the Samsung Ecogreen 1TB drive over a Seagate. I hope I made the right choice...
     
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    I have 2 x 1TB WD external drives for a couple of years now. Works like a charm :)

    Imo, go with black. Slicker looking.
     
  4. DigiCrime

    DigiCrime If Only!

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    havent heard anything bad about wd black edition but have on samsung drives. someone made a post in the main thread about their samsung 1tb drive failing not to long ago
     
  5. Sailor Jerry

    Sailor Jerry OT Supporter

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    I've got a pair of Seagates that are running strong (one 7200.11 and one .12).

    WD Blacks are rated very highly, though.
     
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    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    WD Black ftw
     
  7. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I have a WB MyBook Studio II 2TB, and I'd recommend it. It requires software to do anything other than use it via USB with a Mac, but the software is decent enough. The eSATA drivers don't seem to work on Vista x64, but I was able to format to RAID 1 and use it with Firewire no problem.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    you possibly made the wrong choice. i just had a samsung 1.5TB develop >127 bad sectors. before that it was awesome, good speed, dead silent, and ran about 10 degrees F less than my other drives

    i'm replacing it with a WD green 1.5TB drive. i wish i could get a WD 1.5TB caviar black drive, but they don't seem to make them. 1TB is too small and 2TB is close to $300
     
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    I hope not... I just setup the drive last night. Very quiet and stays very cool :noes:

    It's going to be a backup drive, but I'm keeping another copy of my data somewhere else too...
     

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