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Default WD shows faster Black series HDDs - 10-11-2013, 08:14 | posts: 21,019 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Western Digital updated its Black HDD series. The new disks have 800GB platters as the previous models, as well as the same 7200RPM spin rate. WD brings in more performance though, the 4TB model for i...

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Default 10-11-2013, 08:23 | posts: 74

my seagate 3 tb i bought a year during black friday for $89 gets a sustained 160+, only 10 shy of what this is reporting,
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 11:21 | posts: 14

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my seagate 3 tb i bought a year during black friday for $89 gets a sustained 160+, only 10 shy of what this is reporting,
Yes and Seagate can do it for a lot less cost money wise.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 12:57 | posts: 422 | Location: Peoples Republic of Kalifornia

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Yes and Seagate can do it for a lot less cost money wise.
And look how horrible the reviews are at Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148844

When it comes to keeping important data safe, pinching pennies is never a good idea. I've been a tech for almost 20 years and have replaced hundreds of hard drives, and after seeing first hand the failure rates, I only use Western Digital drives in my personal computers.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 13:45 | posts: 818 | Location: Tonawanda, NY

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And look how horrible the reviews are at Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148844

When it comes to keeping important data safe, pinching pennies is never a good idea. I've been a tech for almost 20 years and have replaced hundreds of hard drives, and after seeing first hand the failure rates, I only use Western Digital drives in my personal computers.
Newegg reviews of harddrives are essentially invalid to me. Tell me, can you or anyone sift through that mess and tell us which ones were manufacturer failure or poor newegg shipping? (Seems most issues are poor newegg shipping.)
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 13:49 | posts: 212 | Location: NYC

Hhehe just bought this pupy yesterday on amazon.
5 year worranty, 64bit and 4 TB can't go wrong.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 14:08 | posts: 818 | Location: Tonawanda, NY

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Hhehe just bought this pupy yesterday on amazon.
5 year worranty, 64bit and 4 TB can't go wrong.
Nice but, a little out of my budget. (Just bought a new 50 inch Sony LED LCD TV for $600. )
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 15:04 | posts: 2,656 | Location: Champaign

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And look how horrible the reviews are at Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148844

When it comes to keeping important data safe, pinching pennies is never a good idea. I've been a tech for almost 20 years and have replaced hundreds of hard drives, and after seeing first hand the failure rates, I only use Western Digital drives in my personal computers.
I've had a number of Seagates (1 300GB, 1 1TB) AND WDs (2 1TB Blacks) to fail. Its really up to your luck of the draw. WD does have better warranty, but keep in mind you typically get refurbished parts from either company.

Shipping is also probably one of the most important factors, you should see how UPS/Fedex delivers boxes. My general personal observation is that hard drives either fail within the first and second months or only after several years of usage (if you don't physically damage it). I also run a RAID 1 setup to store important files, everything else can go on a RAID 0 or just on one disk.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 15:15 | posts: 7,626 | Location: Urban`Jungle

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Hhehe just bought this pupy yesterday on amazon.
5 year worranty, 64bit and 4 TB can't go wrong.
how much was it, how much is lets say 2TB?
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 15:23 | posts: 4,745 | Location: Washington DC

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And look how horrible the reviews are at Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148844

When it comes to keeping important data safe, pinching pennies is never a good idea. I've been a tech for almost 20 years and have replaced hundreds of hard drives, and after seeing first hand the failure rates, I only use Western Digital drives in my personal computers.
This. Never had a WD drive fail on me. I have WD drives from 15 years ago that still work.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 15:25 | posts: 14 | Location: Portugal

800GB platters? Ugh. WD, I am disappoint.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 19:33 | posts: 5,398 | Location: Belgium

I've had good and bad with so many brands that I'm starting to think the batches used in pre-built systems are worser then aftermarket parts.

From any brand tbh.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 19:43 | posts: 3,978 | Location: Australia

I'm very much liking my 3TB Toshiba's.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 21:50 | posts: 1,802 | Location: TORONTO, CANADA

Hi guys.
Have a question.
If I change my Samsung F1 HD103UJ 1TB hard drive to this one

http://www.amazon.ca/Western-Digital...ywords=wd+7200

will I get performance increase lets say in loading time in BF3 or BF4 or it will not be affected at all.

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Default 10-11-2013, 23:07 | posts: 2,656 | Location: Champaign

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Hi guys.
Have a question.
If I change my Samsung F1 HD103UJ 1TB hard drive to this one

http://www.amazon.ca/Western-Digital...ywords=wd+7200

will I get performance increase lets say in loading time in BF3 or BF4 or it will not be affected at all.

Thank you.
It may by a few seconds, but nothing major. If you want a large (noticeable) change you'll need a SSD. Game loading is typically comprised of multiple smaller files, which HDDs are much slower at than sequential reading.
   
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Default 10-12-2013, 00:23 | posts: 1,802 | Location: TORONTO, CANADA

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It may by a few seconds, but nothing major. If you want a large (noticeable) change you'll need a SSD. Game loading is typically comprised of multiple smaller files, which HDDs are much slower at than sequential reading.
Thank you for your reply.
   
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WD HDDs always fail so quickly, they are ****.
   
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Default 10-12-2013, 13:07 | posts: 18,411 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Had 2 seagate drives fail in the same week recently. They are under warranty but that does not help my data any. WD drives I have are still going strong
   
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Default 10-12-2013, 14:33 | posts: 5,520

No WD failures for me in last 10 years, only one 20gb drive failed some 12 years ago.

Component return rates survey for 2012.

- Western 1.48% (against 1.63%)
- Samsung 1.65% (against 1.23%)
- Seagate 1.70% (against 1.89%)
- Hitachi 3.77% (against 3.95%)

Re fastest HDs I believe are the Seagate 1tb (DM003) and WD blue 1tb due to their high density single platters. Not sure if the 2tb blacks are dual single platters or not, if 3 (x666gb) they will be slower. Blacks are no longer the performance champs of old, they just have better warranty.
   
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Default 10-12-2013, 14:35 | posts: 10,439 | Location: United kingdom

Ive never had a Maxtor or WD fail on me yet and i still have some maxtor low capacity drives going from 12 years ago. I had a 3TB Seagate fail on me within 3 months on owning it. I got it rma'd but i wont be buying Seagate again tbh. Ill stick with what i know regarding good experiences.
   
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Default 10-12-2013, 14:48 | posts: 11,945 | Location: new jersey

I did have a raptor go after 10 years,and seagates of old sucked and had two die after less then 3 years but the last seagate i got has been holding up for 3 years.
Dont matter i mostly kill my hd's by dropping them anyway
   
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Default 10-12-2013, 14:56 | posts: 18,411 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Seagate dont send new replacements. I got a certified repaired in this rig one in my boys C2Q rig and an external that I just opened an rma with.
edit they did send me a 2tb drive back to replace my 1.5tb so thats ok I guess. its certified repaired too. havent tried it out yet tho

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Default 10-12-2013, 15:14 | posts: 6,432 | Location: Chilling

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Newegg reviews of harddrives are essentially invalid to me. Tell me, can you or anyone sift through that mess and tell us which ones were manufacturer failure or poor newegg shipping? (Seems most issues are poor newegg shipping.)

I agree, it's usually the one's with problems that always post; not those that have a working HDD. I ordered two Samsung F4's from them a while back, one was just fine and is working till this day; the other had bad sectors and was a paperweight. And those are the most reliable hard drives ever reviewed on Newegg.

It's just really the luck of the draw, any mechanical instrument will have a failure rate.
   
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Default 10-12-2013, 15:15 | posts: 1,011 | Location: Tennessee

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And look how horrible the reviews are at Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148844

When it comes to keeping important data safe, pinching pennies is never a good idea. I've been a tech for almost 20 years and have replaced hundreds of hard drives, and after seeing first hand the failure rates, I only use Western Digital drives in my personal computers.
I have had 5 seagate drive fail on me. My 3 other drives are all Western Digital.
   
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Default 10-12-2013, 15:19 | posts: 1,302 | Location: Portugal

HDDs are probably the component i less give a ****. But some comments here make me wonder, because i had the same single 750gb seagate drive for 6 years and it never failed in any way. Rock solid.
   
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