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Most reliable consumer hard disk brand?...does it matter?

Does different hard disk brand (HGST not included) make a difference in reliability?

Which one to get under 1, 2 & 3tb options?

Thanks:)

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It really doesn't matter. THe failure rates are pretty simmilar.

 

Just keep backups and you won't lose data.

 

Id just get a wd blue or seagate barracuda for a games/media drives, and get the cheaper option.

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Probably not a rabbithole you want to go down... fanboyism is rife; for everyone who says WD is bad you'll find someone else talking similarly about Seagate, for instance.

 

As long as you pick a major manufacturer (WD, Seagate, Kingston etc.) then you shouldn't go wrong -  and if you do, just make sure you keep a backup and update it regularly. For your use case I'd go with a Western Digital Blue.

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53 minutes ago, N05HIT said:

Does different hard disk brand (HGST not included) make a difference in reliability?

Which one to get under 1, 2 & 3tb options?

Thanks:)

Just curious what will you be using the drive for? If a reliable drive is really important to you they have options for that like the Western Digital Gold which is designed for endurance and reliability and commonly used in enterprise industry.

 

However I’m guessing you didn’t mean that when you said “most reliable” in which case a WD Blue or a Seagate Barracuda will do just fine. If it’s for gaming you might want to look at a WD Black.

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15 hours ago, GamerBlake said:

Just curious what will you be using the drive for? If a reliable drive is really important to you they have options for that like the Western Digital Gold which is designed for endurance and reliability and commonly used in enterprise industry.

 

However I’m guessing you didn’t mean that when you said “most reliable” in which case a WD Blue or a Seagate Barracuda will do just fine. If it’s for gaming you might want to look at a WD Black.

I want to store family photos & videos until I can afford huge amounts of online backup..

Today I got a great deal on a Barracuda 1TB - $26(converted) 2 year warranty!!! 

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On 10/22/2020 at 4:39 AM, N05HIT said:

I want to store family photos & videos until I can afford huge amounts of online backup..

Today I got a great deal on a Barracuda 1TB - $26(converted) 2 year warranty!!! 

Very nice! Another cheap way to do simple things like photos and videos is a USB drive. Or as a backup. Photos are valuable as once they’re lost they are lost forever so a backup never hurts. Fortunately these days USB drives are pretty cheap! You can get a good quality 512GB USB drive for about $50.

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