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Windows 7: need suggestions on new hardisk

06 Feb 2012   #1
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
need suggestions on new hardisk

i just have problem with my less than 1 year internal 3.5 samsung 1.5TB and im quite stressed due to it.. luckily i managed to backup most of the files..

my hardisk failed diagnosis test... my problems can be read here (just in case) :

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ml#post1782132

so now im looking forward to buy a new hardisk... what is the best affordable ones at the moment? that is quite durable.. i know that nothing is perfect but atleast the one that comes with less complaints ... more satisfactions and etc...

im looking for a 1.5TB from known brands... and mind you that my place is very limited so dont expect me to get the latest model of hdd from certain brand cause im sure i will not find it.. pity right.. so please all i need help suggest me the long lasting best brand you can trust ... thank you


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06 Feb 2012   #2
JimLewandowski

 
 

I read an exceptional article in the last few months about disk drives. It discussed longevity, failure rates, failure rate TRENDS (a drive that runs a long time tends to run a REALLY long time before failure). It also compared user drives to Enterprise-class (business) class drives. It found NO better reliablity with Enterprise class drives.

I don't have a link handy but ultimately, it's a luck of the draw what you buy.
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06 Feb 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eviliony View Post
i know that nothing is perfect but atleast the one that comes with less complaints ... more satisfactions and etc...

im looking for a 1.5TB from known brands...
I don't think you can get the accurate information you need. All you can get are anecdotes from whoever reads your post and the anecdotes are only one person's experience.

I'm not aware of any accepted large-scale controlled study about which drive brand has fewer complaints or higher reliability.

If I were in your shoes, I would try Western Digital and hope.
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06 Feb 2012   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I am in the market for one myself as one of mine is getting full. I have always used Western Digital and will buy one again. All drives are so expensive at this time. I am hoping to hold off until they go down a bit. You do not have that luxury since yours died. Good luck.
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06 Feb 2012   #5
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

great i have been advised to buy WD so i might give WD a try this time... im over with Samsung for a while... just by any chance which WD you guys using? i was told not to buy the Green ones as they are a lot of complain about it.. so other than the greens? the others should be fine aight? anyway thanks for the tips... its really helpful
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06 Feb 2012   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eviliony View Post
great i have been advised to buy WD so i might give WD a try this time... im over with Samsung for a while... just by any chance which WD you guys using? i was told not to buy the Green ones as they are a lot of complain about it.. so other than the greens? the others should be fine aight? anyway thanks for the tips... its really helpful
I have a Caviar Blue 500 GB. The Caviar Black is a bit more expensive so I am guessing they are a bit better. How much better I am not sure.
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06 Feb 2012   #7
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay thanks... i dont think i can easily find the black ones here.... cause in my place the choices are so limited... i think i can only get the blue ones..
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06 Feb 2012   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The blue ones and the black ones are nearly the same performance. The blacks have a longer warranty and have a slightly faster random access time, but come at the expense of being noisier.

I have a pile of WD blue's at work and I like them.

With that said, I also have a pile of Samsung 2TB SpinPoint F4's and have had no problems with them at all.
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06 Feb 2012   #9
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I will not find that F4 in my country.. but i think the WD blue can be found but will not be easy as well.. Will look for it tomorrow.. Wish me luck on finding them
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06 Feb 2012   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I haven't seen anyone mention it, but if the drive is less than one year old, why not have it replaced under warranty?
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