3Tb - Cheap Seagates or WD Greens?

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  1. icstm

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    I note that some of you have bought the cheap Seagate drives rather than the WD green and was wondering what was people's thinking:

    Was it:

    • Price (about £15 cheaper per disk)
    • Speed 7200 vs 5400
    • Problems with Greens in a NAS
    • Not worried about the Seagate 12mth only warranty

    I was thinking about getting a couple of Greens (I have their old EARS and some old real Samsung F4s, all 2Tb), but was wondering if I should save the price difference.

    I do not want the noise the extra 7200rpm drives make though. The old samsung F1s used to have a utility that could put them in quiet mode.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Depends on the NAS if greens are a problem.

    I can highly recommend the WD RED for NAS/server 24/7 use as they are designed for RAID use without being the high price of Enterprise class drives yet still fast, cool & quiet.

    I was using 4 x Enterprise class 2TB WD RE-4GP drives but now increased space with 4 x 3TB WD Red drives. I have a couple of 3TB WD Green drives but only use those now as backup drives. Problems with the greens in a QNAP NAS but worked OK in a HP Microserver with Windows software RAID 0 and 1.
     
  3. icstm

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    actually these are for a desktop, so not 24/7.
     
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    Typically, seagate have always been very reliable. I don't know about your experiences, but i would go with seagate because they have something of a local reputation in my company.
     
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    I have opposite view and wont buy Seagate again, well 3.5" drives anyway. The 2.5" ones have been reliable. WD have been most reliablw for me for home and work (I manage IT at work).
     
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    Ah! Fair enough, i'm inclined to agree with the 3.5" i didn't consider that.
     
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    2nd vote for WD - more and more people seem to be having issues with Seagate especially 2tb and above. Ive just added a 2tb WD green drive for media storage and it is almost silent.
     
  8. icstm

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    yes I have heard bad things with Seagate.
    Cannot remember my early 90s HDDs, but since the late 90s I have used Fujitsu Picobirds, Samsungs F1s-F4s and WD EARS.

    In which case I shall wait for the WDs to hit £110 for 3Tb
     

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