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    hi, I am looking to get a new HD, will install Win7 or 8.
    1tb to be used mainly for converting video, was looking at a WD Black drive but read a few forums and views are mixed..
    are Seagate any better these days?
    so looking for some options, any advice is greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: looking to buy a new HD, looking for advice

    Hi
    Wd for me, more warranty than Seagate for a start.
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    Default Re: looking to buy a new HD, looking for advice

    The fastest 3.5Ē high-capacity desktop hard drive in this round-up is Seagateís new 3 TB Barracuda (ST3000DM001).
    It offers almost 200 MB/s sequential read performance, similar write speeds, and it runs relatively coolly thanks to
    its three-platter design.





    However, Seagate didnít design this Barracuda for 24/7 operation.

    I
    f you need higher availability, youíll want to check out Hitachiís Deskstar 7K3000 or 7k4000, depending
    on your needs. Both are five-platter designs, robust, and still fast enough
    for video editing or video surveillance servers. Three terabyte hard drives are probably the best
    compromise between capacity
    and cost, as 2 TB disks might not always be big enough and 4 TB models are still very expensive


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    Default Re: looking to buy a new HD, looking for advice

    i have had great results with Seagate stuff on my 4 NAS boxes and any problems i have had (2 HDDs died in 4 years and the NAS's are used ALOT!) were quickly resolved with a replacement unit (refurb not new)
    western digital are also good and always used to use them exclusively but had better results with the seagates not dying as often as the WD i had used before
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    Default Re: looking to buy a new HD, looking for advice

    Thanks wakadoo, it's not for high end stuff..just for converting downloaded film rips to DVD..so doesn't need to be in that league!
    I saw a wd black drive but read that the access times were poor..tbh for what l'n using it for I wouldn't notice but just wanted some advice on drives in the 50-100 price range..
    Cheers

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    Default Re: looking to buy a new HD, looking for advice

    Been through so many Seagates it's not even funny and their Warranty policy is bollocks.
    All my Hard Drives are now Westerrn Digital, had to return a couple through warranty, but all 11TB are still going strong today.

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    Default Re: looking to buy a new HD, looking for advice

    3TB WD red [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] but if you are doing a new OS as well get a SSD as well just for that and put everything else on the 3TB . Boot times with SSD well worth the money and it doesnt need to be big for OS and a few progs that need to be on the same drive. That is if you are looking to spend that much of course.

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    Default Re: looking to buy a new HD, looking for advice

    Quote Originally Posted by DejaVu View Post
    Been through so many Seagates it's not even funny and their Warranty policy is bollocks.
    All my Hard Drives are now Westerrn Digital, had to return a couple through warranty, but all 11TB are still going strong today.
    what problems did you have with their warranty mate?

    ive only returned a couple of drives but i looked them up on the seagate warranty thing online, then booked it online for a return and they gave me an address to send back and within 10 days i had a replacement HDD
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.

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    Default Re: looking to buy a new HD, looking for advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystical_2K View Post
    what problems did you have with their warranty mate?
    Only a year on External drives (with USB Enclosure) - remove the drive = same Serial number.

    Western Digital External enclosures have different serial numbers to the drive - 1 year on USB External drives, 3 years if you just send the Drive back.

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    Default Re: looking to buy a new HD, looking for advice

    this the drive I was looking at:

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