sircharles32 wrote:Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB, if you can get it on sale, will fit all of your requirements.
NE has had it for $170 (a few weeks back).
It's got a 5 yr warranty.
cynan wrote:If reliability is your #1 concern, then the Western Digital Red drives are probably hard to beat at the price. I just bought 3x 2TB Seagate Barracudas (7.12) for a NAS. They are fast (almost performing on par with the Caviar Blacks) and cheap but there have been a lot of reliability complaints. I'm hoping the latest firmware will help in this area, but it's too early to tell.
cynan wrote:For a desktop environment, the slower spindle speed of the Caviar Reds may not be optimal. But probably unbeatable for reliability at the price. However, they're still too new to really judge reliability. If you want a reliable, fast desktop drive you really need to shell out for something like the Caviar Black or an enterprise grade drive which are even more expensive.
just brew it! wrote:That's disappointing. I was hoping that the reliability issues were confined to the 7200.11 series.
just brew it wrote:Aren't the Reds essentially Greens with tweaked firmware and a longer warranty?
cynan wrote:just brew it wrote:Aren't the Reds essentially Greens with tweaked firmware and a longer warranty?
As far as I know they are. However I don't see why firmware couldn't make or break reliability of a drive.
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