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3TB Storage Hard Disk

Am currently looking to pick up a 3tb hdd, the price is the same between the new seagate barracuda and the western digital blue, however the barracuda is 7200 rpm and the wd one is 5400, not that it would make a difference as i mentioned before it is gonna be only for storage, am more concerned with the failure rate. I owned a seagate hard before and it is actually a replacement for it as it failed on me.
Which one should i go with ?
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  1. There's also a "Blue" at 7200 rpm. but if it's strictly for storage those speeds don't mean much if any.
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  2. CountMike said:
    There's also a "Blue" at 7200 rpm. but if it's strictly for storage those speeds don't mean much if any.


    I think past 1TB all "blue" hard drives are 5400 rpm, maybe double check that ?
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  3. Which make? - - WD over Seagate every time is my advice - - that's based on many years of using both - - premature failure rates too high on Seagate drives for my liking.
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  4. No, I have WDC WD30EZRZ- 00Z5HBO which is 7200rpm.
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  5. CountMike said:
    No, I have WDC WD30EZRZ- 00Z5HBO which is 7200rpm.


    From what I see it is in fact a 5400 rpm, can you link a ref ?
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  6. Phillip Corcoran said:
    Which make? - - WD over Seagate every time is my advice - - that's based on many years of using both - - premature failure rates too high on Seagate drives for my liking.


    Thats what I was thinking of.
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    1. For a secondary drive, you probably won't notice that speed difference.

    2. "failure rate" doesn't really count for a single drive. You buy the absolute 'best', but if you get that one that dies...it dies.

    3. All drives die. All of them.
    The way to prevent tears from a dead drive is an actual backup.
    If/when the drive dies, get a new one. If under warranty, its free. If not, buy something new.
    But your data is the expensive part. Ensure that a dead drive only means you have to get a new drive, not lose any data.


    You had a Seagate die. My last dead drive was a WD Green. Nullifying experiences...:)
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