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Thread: Favorite brand of hard drive?

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    Default Favorite brand of hard drive?

    I'm looking at getting 4 hard drives in the next couple weeks, 2 - 6TB and 2 - 8TB, I'm kinda torn on brand

    I used to use solely Seagates(way back, 1995-mid/late 2000's), then I had a bunch die, like handfuls, so I switched to WD, they were good for a while, started having a few of them die... bought a 6 Hitachi 2TB drives a few years back, right before WD bought them out, and 2 died right away.

    It's been a year or three since I've bought non-SSD drives.. what's the best quality drives right now? It's for a media server (full tower running Server 2012R2), so 10K rpm and bazillion MB cache isn't crucial.
    I'm hoping to stay in the $350-$400 range for the 8TB drives, and the $250-$300 range for the 6TB drives.. but if I can get 8TB drives at a good price, I may just go 4 8TB drives.

    Thanks

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    I've never liked WD.

    I do like Seagate, but there's no doubt their quality went down after acquiring Maxtor.


    New Hitachi's are supposed to be amazing. But I have no personal experience.


    Run RAID. Then a drive failure won't be the end of the world.
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    Rob with an awesome post as always.

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    That's why I'm buying 2 of each size, for a mirror.

    the new HGST drives are very pricey

    Wow, I totally forgot about Maxtor, I've only got a dozen or so of them waiting to be "securely destroyed" shredding costs $5/drive, I'm using the $1/drive method by using them as shooting targets.

    I used to love Fujistu drives, I don't think I ever had one of them die, got quite a few of PATA33 Fuji drives to destroy as well.

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    been pretty happy with the WDs ive bought over the last few years.

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    Been pretty lucky, over the years only had one drive fail and it was a Seagate. WD, if I had to choose.

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    Ya, I'm looking at going WD, just because of drive space and drive type red vs archive vs vs vs in my price range.

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    Just FYI... Had a computer come in today with a dead WD hard drive.

    I swear, ever since manufacturers switched from Seagate/Hitachi... I'm seeing TONS of drive failures with WD.
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    Rob with an awesome post as always.

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    Drive quality isn't as good any more all around... I was gonna post something, then I realized it's in the first post already.

    Currently my media server has a Sandisk 240GB SSD for OS
    Then the data drives are 3 - Seagate 2TB, 2 - WD 2TB, 1 - WD 1.5TB.

    Lol.. checked my Newegg.ca shopping cart... turns out they're seagates..
    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...418.1474564455

    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...418.1474564455

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