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Re: 3TB Seagate hard drive price!!!

Postby GJ51 » Wed May 01, 2013 5:38 am


I agree, they have all had issues once we started going over 500GB. I have old 120 and 160 GB drives that refuse to die no matter how much I try to kill them. I still use them in usb docks from time to time to save files on PC's I fix. But Once drives hit 1TB the failure rates increased dramatically for all the mfgrs. I would actually recommend looking at 4TB drives now as they are below $200. These are for the Seagate ST4000DM000 drives at $189 on Newegg, but I do have a reservation as it looks as though these are 5900 rpm drives. Even though they are 5900 rpm drives they list 146/MB/s for the avg data rate R/W which is pretty good with around 8.5MS seek time.

They should be fine for media storage.

The only HD brand I've never had any issues with were the Samsungs I have. Sadly they now just belong to Seagate and don't compete in the spinner space. I have a dozen 2 TB Sammys that have never once shown a sign of a problem. Unfortunately, they are a bit dated and although they perform well for 5400rpm drives, they are showing a bit of age when compared to the performance of newer drives.

Upgrade or fall behind ...

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Re: 3TB Seagate hard drive price!!!

Postby supra92 » Fri May 03, 2013 4:33 am

Agreed as well, re: the manufacturer comparisons. Like Gary, the only ones with which I've truly had zero issues are the Samsung F4 2TB drives, which were my primary storage for FLACs. Fantastic drives, and it was depressing to see them bought out by one of the big boys. I kept waiting for a Samsung 3TB to appear but it never did --- wound up going with a slew of Seagate 3TB 7200RPM drives, as they are being used in a RAID setup.

The Seagate 4TB can now be had for a mere $159. Just amazing. I won't be upgrading any time soon simply because the current batch of Seagates are sufficiently large/fast to hold down the fort for a good number of years, but it's terrific to see these HDD prices finally start to drop back to their pre-natural disaster levels -- and then some.

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