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1TB Barracuda HDD woth 60 bucks?

#11wildog2006Posted 10/28/2013 1:14:19 PM
My friend's Seagate is still going strong. He's had it for a while.

Plus, I don't use the word bruh. So my letters are better.
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#12StormKMDPosted 10/28/2013 1:15:20 PM
Lol.
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#13mrCubePosted 10/28/2013 1:16:21 PM
I have a Barracuda that's about... oh, 7 years old, and it's still going fine. I trust Seagate as a brand and to my knowledge they are only using 1TB platters now so I don't think you have much to worry about, and $60 is a decent price.
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#14macmahon187Posted 10/28/2013 1:24:06 PM
I've had the western digital black 1TB drives as my OS drive for 2 separate systems for over 2 years now (28 months) with no trouble. And 6 total 2TB Hitachi drives and only had one to fail me. I've been very lucky.
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#15arleasPosted 10/28/2013 2:04:10 PM
I've had more "random failures" with seagates than anyone else. For $60 I'd buy it and use for stuff I didn't care that much about/easily replaceable stuff. That was always the deal with Seagates.... the drives were always cheap, but the longest I've ever had one last was about 18-20 months.
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#16_Zero1_Posted 10/28/2013 2:15:47 PM
XxTwisted26xX posted...
Hmm, I bought the SSD 120GB drive on sale 80$ to use as a OS and for new games that come out. However, Im still debating on buying that 1TB for my extra games.

Whats the difference between the red, black and green drives? :O


IDK about Seagate, but with WD the colors are:

Black are geared more towards performance, green mass storage, blue is like the standard issue drive for prebuilts

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/247245-32-harddrive-black-blue-green
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#17reincarnator07Posted 10/28/2013 3:35:47 PM
Been using Seagate drives for 10 years and out of the 6 I've used, they're all still working fine. They're fine for reliability. As Orestes417 said, random failures are random.
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#18electroflamePosted 10/28/2013 3:42:02 PM
From: reincarnator07 | #017
They're fine for reliability. As Orestes417 said, random failures are random.

Except in Seagate's case, random failures are less random and more of a certainty.

All of the Seagates I've had have died with 11-14 months. Usually within a month of the warranty going out (go figure!).

Personally, I'd stick to Western Digital. I haven't really had any problem with them -- the worst one I had still lasted 16 months.
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#19Orestes417Posted 10/28/2013 3:44:41 PM
I've had seagates that still work after a decade, I've had WD blacks that were DOA. The reverse is also true. Outside of a few known flawed runs I can't say that either has been particularly more failure prone than the other and I've gone through literally hundreds if not thousands of drives over the course of the years in my job. Don't mistake luck for an overall indication of anything
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#20Erik212Posted 10/28/2013 3:59:31 PM
As other have said, the Seagates are cheaper for a reason. Of course there will be anecdotes of Seagates lasting longer than other drives, but we all took basic probability, right?
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