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For me- a big consideration when buying a drive is post-sales support should something go wrong. If you're buying it from India- go with Western Digital hands down. The following is my experience with drive failures in India-

 

They have partnered support stores in many cities with prioritized queues for WD customers, almost completely online paperwork such that when you visit the  store you're out in minutes, and really fast, not to mention knowledgeable reps who will immediately escalate your case should they not be able to answer a question. As for Seagate- they have much fewer support stores in dingy and not as well kept locations with requiring users to physically fill out paperwork, with reps who don't natively speak English.

 

Edit- I guess I'll add my experience with WD in the US as well (haven't bought a Seagate drive here, so cannot comment on it)- while there are no physical service centers, WD will provide you a prepaid shipping label should anything go wrong and depending on their drive inventory- increase your RMA'd drive's storage space as well (I went from a 1TB to 2TB for free)/

 

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Just now, Keystone Nyan Cat said:

For me- a big consideration when buying a drive is post-sales support should something go wrong. If you're buying it from India- go with Western Digital hands down. The following is my experience with drive failures in India-

 

They have partnered support stores in many cities with prioritized queues for WD customers, almost completely online paperwork such that when you visit the  store you're out in minutes, and really fast, not to mention knowledgeable reps who will immediately escalate your case should they not be able to answer a question. As for Seagate- they have much fewer support stores in dingy and not as well kept locations with requiring users to physically fill out paperwork, with reps who don't natively speak English.

 

 

and what if im not in india?

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It is a personal preference deal, people will come here tell their bad experiences with either.

 

I personally go with Seagate.

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3 minutes ago, Phred_2468 said:

and what if im not in india?

Just updated it- can you specify your region, usecase, and budget though? WD and Seagate have drives spanning several prices and I doubt it'd help to talk about these brands without the inclusion of this information.

 

Edit- my reason for the inclusion of this information is that we can suggest the "best" drive which would easily be from their prosumer or professional lineups, but it may easily cost upwards of 2-3 times as much as something from their consumer divisions do, which would be unfeasible if you're building a basic gaming or archival machine.

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1 minute ago, Keystone Nyan Cat said:

Just updated it- can you specify your region, usecase, and budget though? WD and Seagate have drives spanning several prices and I doubt it'd help to talk about these brands without the inclusion of this information.

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Just now, StupidKidYT said:

I would go with Western Digital

which WD

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3 minutes ago, Phred_2468 said:

-snip-

That's not what I was asking for... Can you include your

  • Country (e.g.- India, USA, China, France, etc.)
  • Usecase (e.g.- Streaming, Gaming, AV recording)
  • Budget (e.g.- $100 per drive, $200 for 3 drives)

Accordingly- it'd be easier to suggest a series (if you're looking for the best of the best, go with the WD Gold).

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Just now, Keystone Nyan Cat said:

That's not what I was asking for... Can you include your

  • Country (e.g.- India, USA, China, France, etc.)
  • Usecase (e.g.- Streaming, Gaming, AV recording)
  • Budget (e.g.- $100 per drive, $200 for 3 drives)

us, gaming/steaming. something reasonable

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Just now, Phred_2468 said:

us, gaming/steaming. something reasonable

Define something reasonable and how much storage are you looking for. You must have some idea of how much you are willing to spend and how much space you will be requiring, right?

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Either one would be good. They both have terrible drives and great drives vastly outnumber them. 

 

You need to find the drive that fits your needs.

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Just now, Keystone Nyan Cat said:

Define something reasonable and how much storage are you looking for. You must have some idea of how much you are willing to spend and how much space you will be requiring, right?

4tb and -$200

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3 minutes ago, Phred_2468 said:

4tb and -$200

For WD- look into the WD4002FYYZ if you want a single, insanely reliable enterprise grade drive. These should last you for a long time while having relatively higher read/ write speeds and rock-solid reliability, while coming in at a price that's higher than what you would pay for a consumer drive.

 

If you're willing to go RAID 0 for improved performance, look into buying two of these- WD2003FZEX. These are from WD's consumer segment; you can enable RAID0 from your motherboard's BIOS which splits data into two halves and sends half of the data to drive A and the other half to drive B, essentially double read/write performance, although at the cost of reliability- if one drive fails, you lose all your data.

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I had a WD Green which failed after 5 years. Now I have a WD Black 7200 / 2 TB . I am very happy with my WD Black which has 5 years of Warranty in stead of 2 or 3 years like the WD Green.

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15 minutes ago, Phred_2468 said:

Which one is better?

Seagate or WD. What series?

WD for a gaming pc/normal use

WD for a Nas drive

Seagate for data failure services .

 

i dont hate seagate its just there drives fail more then a yugo does . as long as Seagate doesnt own or own stock in a HDD company there drives should be fine HGST, WD ect

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Thermosman said:

WD blacks are the best performing hard drives

they also sound like a midget with a hammer is trying to escape from your computer.

 

 

but all in all.. i wouldnt say any brand is "better", each brand has their ups and downs, and their goods and bads. i'd never recommend anyone a seagate barracuda 3TB, but i'd also never recommend anyone a WD green.

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21 minutes ago, Phred_2468 said:

Which one is better?

Seagate or WD. What series?

Seagate

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1 minute ago, gamerking said:

Seagate for data failure services .

 

i dont hate seagate its just there drives fail more then a yugo does . as long as Seagate doesnt own or own stock in a HDD company there drives should be fine HGST, WD ect

seagate in general, or just on the bad luck bandwagon on their 3TB's?  the reviews on those are honestly amusing.

 

i have a bunch of seagates from a rage of eras, along with some WD stuff, and a relic here and there.. so far the only "deaths" i've had is a WD green that only formats as NTFS, a DOA toshiba (stuff happens), and some relic that finally gave the ghost after 15 years.

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5 minutes ago, manikyath said:

seagate in general, or just on the bad luck bandwagon on their 3TB's?  the reviews on those are honestly amusing.

 

i have a bunch of seagates from a rage of eras, along with some WD stuff, and a relic here and there.. so far the only "deaths" i've had is a WD green that only formats as NTFS, a DOA toshiba (stuff happens), and some relic that finally gave the ghost after 15 years.

my experience with seagate its like playing Russian roulette . all the Seagets ive owned if you get 2-5 years out of them your super lucky . 2 of their barracudas went boom at around a year with no warring just worked one day wont spin up the next  3.5in drives in a desktop .  at MC the workers in the DIY section told me to dont touch the 10tb ironwolfs nas's to the point they wanted corporate to stop stocking them they either are DOA or get returned within the 2 weeksish of getting them due to noise/they are showing failures   bad sectors ect already .

this is the true reason why they give out data recovery on the 10tb's, i was told seagate has little hope they will live out the warranty . ive owned from a 60gb seagate to 2tb ones 90% are not worth the metal they are made of . WD you can get a dud but its not like you turn the pc off and back on and the drive is dead then . ive had dud nas/blue/greens drives from WD also .

 

WD costs more for a reason they have a higher lvl of quality , this  is one time when you want quality over quantity .

if seagate could put out a drive that was cheaper and would live longer then WD i would buy it, but thats like saying amd next quarter will come out with a gpu that is a 1/4 of the price of nivida 1070 with 10x the performance latest nivida card (i know this will flag team green vs red dont flame over this comparison)

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