New HDD thoughts..

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by tsunami231, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    So i currently have Seagate 7200.12 barracuda 500gb, Not issue with it after 23157 of power on time which is around 3 years of one time at this point and 12 relocated sectors. It still works as good as the day I got it. And to this date have always used a seagate HDD and have been for 25+ years.


    Now since I made this my Backup drive/Games HDD I have started to run out of space on it. So i started looking around for 1 or 2 TB HDD Any recommendations? A HDD that is quieter or just as quiet as what I have and Faster if possible would be great I get about 75-95 read/write and 230~290 random iops read/write speeds off of Sata II.

    Was looking at the WD new Black drives and at the seagate desktop hdd .15
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Pill Monster Banned

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    I just bought a 2TB ST2000DM001 and it's great, I'm pretty sure it's the fastest 2TB drive available.
    There are 2 versions of the drive though, make sure you get the one with indents like shown in the picture.

    Indented.

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    Not indented.

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  6. Clawedge

    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    if they are within the same generation, then yes, the model of the newest gen is ST1000DM003
     
  7. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    I've had several ST2000DM001 drives (all indented versions), and I still have two. The first lot I bought them I must have had a bad batch, because two out of three were faulty. I posted about this on here a while back :). I gave them a second try a bit later and had no issues with them.

    I believe they are the second best standard drive to get at the moment, but of course it's also a personal preference thing.

    I think the best ones are the Toshiba's, as Eclap has mentioned. I have the 3 TB versions (DT01ACA300).

    I say best and second best standard drive, as there are better drives around, they just cost a lot more! (Enterprise drives)

    Apparently Seagate are bringing out drives with 1.3 TB /platter this year using a new recording technology, so the favour may tip back to Seagates advantage when these are released.
     
  8. Clawedge

    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    yo pill, check out my post higher up, the new one comes in 2 and 3 platter, both have the indents but one is a deeper indent, and the faster one (2 platter) has an engraved square barcode. thats the one you want to go for
     
  9. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    I thinking one of these 2
    WD1003FZEX

    ST1000DM003

    Might go for 2TB verison of one of the 2, Shall see after while of look around, if I stick with seagate or try something new
     
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    Afaik the only non-enterprise 2TB HDD available is the ST2000DM001 which is 3 platter:

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    ST1000DM003 is 1TB, that's what the ST1000DM003 part means.... :)

    I think there were a few problems with the 3TB drives, no idea if they've been sorted out.
     
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    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Hi, ive been running a sata2 1.5tb Seagate baracuda since 2010 maybe earlier, was used as storage and also ran my games off it...never had any issues and it still runs like new although i now run my games off my WD velociraptor sata3 1tb drive which is also a fantastic drive although expensive but you get what you pay for
     
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    After looking at Clawedge's link I realized I posted a pic of the 3TB Constellation when it should have been this one;

    Indented

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    Sorry about that..
     
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    Hi you're right there are 2&3 platter versions but according to the datasheet they have the same density and transfer speed......

    [​IMG]
     
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    Imo a great drive for £60.
     
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    Hate to tell you guys but I think your Toshiba's are actually rebranded Hitachi Deskstars which have a very high fail rate.

    That may be why they were cheap.
     
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    Most hard drives have similar fail rates. Seagate seem to produce the most unreliable drives atm. I've been rocking a Hitachi Deskstar 500gb drive for some years now, not a single problem. Do you have any proof/figures with these fail rates pill?

    Edit: I could've had a 2tb Seagate for similar money, but I chose Toshiba.
     
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    Yeah

    Edit:
    Eclap even your own newegg link tells the story...look at the reviews. Sorry mate.
     
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    one more

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    Got 2 of these suckers:

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    Any HDD with 1tb platters would be fastest in market today.
     

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