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Windows 7: Recommend a reliable hard drive for home office


21 Nov 2012   #1

W7 pro at home, W7 Enterprise at work
 
 
Recommend a reliable hard drive for home office

I have been having bad luck with hard drives lately. The original WD drive in my Windows 7 i7 PC died about a month ago as a result of a brief power failure in my area. My local shop installed another WD (500TB) unit which seemed to have issues from the start (failed the WDC test utilities).

So I wanted to pulse the community to see what the current story is on HD's and reliability. I have read a number of posts about quality problems with WDC but I used to see lots of posts about problems with Seagate.

So what to do? Which brand or model should I be looking at to get a decent drive that won't die in a few months? This is simply for a home office desktop running Office 2010 apps and typical web browsing. I'd spend a little extra for higher reliability. Screaming performance is not really an issue.

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22 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

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24 Nov 2012   #3

W7 pro at home, W7 Enterprise at work
 
 

Thanks. I will.
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