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I am looking for a good HDD, but which one should i buy? Western Digital, Samsung HDD, or Seagate? please help me choose the best HDD, i don't like when a HDD starts clicking :(

asked Jun 20 '12 at 01:19

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Franky Juarez

As everybody else has said, it's much more specific then simply brand. It's speed, price, size, brand, etc.

All I can say is that from my personal experience, Segate and Samsung drives and fantastic and very reliable. Western Digital - Not so much, I had a lot of problems with their drives.

answered Jun 20 '12 at 19:06

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Agreed. I've had bad luck with Western Digital, but Seagate makes good stuff.

(Jun 20 '12 at 22:28) Duodave Duodave's gravatar image

Ignore manufacturers for the moment. You need to ask yourself what it is you need. Like what capacity and speed you require?

answered Jun 20 '12 at 06:31

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Yeah, don't buy because of brand, buy because of a certain product's reliability, speed, price, or size. I've had good experiences with all of those manufacturers (however, you're still at risk of getting a dead HDD no matter what brand).

What are your storage requirements?
What are you going to be using it for? (this will help determine how much cache and what RPM it should spin at)
Are you going to be using this in a desktop or laptop?
How much money do you have to spend on this?

PS: ALL mechanical hard drives click, SSDs don't click.

answered Jun 20 '12 at 11:15

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edited Jun 20 '12 at 11:16

and last but not least dont buy according to brand no matter what it says on the drive there are only 2 company's left that actually make HDD :) western digital and Samsung = the same

lots of companies are all merging together because its just not where the money is today, with computers getting smaller they are smooching everything to the same board and gluing them together most of the new thin machines coming out are now disposable they can not even be repaired or up graded this includes Ipads they are glued together in every way they no longer repair them at all ..

most are slowly moving from using hard drives as more and more things start to shift to the cloud opting for a smaller sdd just to control the hardware and a bit of space for aps and such ..

i would recommend unless the hdd is grinding and you will know if it is believe me let it go, how ever it does need replacing only thought to give is how much space you want divide that by 2 buy 2 drives one for the OS and programs one for files and libraries and such you will have a far fast computer dont just get a single SDD they are not really reliable to the point of write and re write over and over they are good if you are having 2 drive the SDD for the OS the HDD for everything else ..

answered Jun 20 '12 at 17:51

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edited Jun 20 '12 at 18:02

with some things like HDD what you have to remember is that everything is not exactly as it seems fact is Hard drives are not getting bigger and bigger and cheaper and cheaper Hard drive like a CD can only hold so much information to make it bigger would mean to make the disc bigger that don't work in real world where the trend is are computers are getting smaller and slimmer ..

what is happening is the data going on to larger drives is getting compressed more and more Just like USB flash drive :) you can only compress info so much before searching for things gets slower bytes get lost and files get far easier corrupted ..

if you top this with the fact that windows formatted its self is a compression in and of its self its really is taxing systems and sapping there speed a lot ..

a 1 TB HD is really a 500gb HDD compressed X2

hard drives can hardly get as large as oil drums and use a V8 engine to turn and still fit in todays ultrabooks tablets and phones ..

answered Jun 20 '12 at 18:23

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edited Jun 20 '12 at 18:47

Samsung or Western Digital is the best, IMO. I'd go more for Samsung, their HDD's have been (and still are) wonderful and they haven't quit on me yet.

answered Jun 20 '12 at 22:31

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