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  1. BSOD

    BSOD Err.. what?

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    I'm planning to get a new HDD with a capacity of 1TB. I was thinking of getting a WD one as Seagate seems to have quite a few problems in this segment. Which HDD considering both cost and performance should I buy?
     
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    seagate 7200.12 looks good, so does WD Green. anyways, to be on safe side, go for two WD 640Gb HDDs as they will cost you 5.4k and a single 1Tb HDD costs you 4.5k. Better be safe than to be sorry.
     
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    You mean RAID 1 with the two? I already have a backup plan so, that won't be necessary. Also, 5 year warranty means that losing a HDD isn't going to happen, at least for some time.

    But, if the 640GB hard drives are faster when compared to the 1TB one then this might be a good deal.

    Also, about the WD Caviar series, which one should I go for Blue or Green? Black isn't an option I think.
     
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    losing HDD in the sense HDD crash.

    anyways, if you have good backup plan, go for 1Tb WD Caviar Green
     
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    Is it better than the WD Caviar Blue?
     
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    The Caviar Green is a 5400 RPM, low-power consuming hard-drive. Its performance is very good. Get it for backup. You may also get the 7200.12 Seagate 1TB. The problematic harddrives are the Seagate 7200.11 not 7200.12.

    If you want a solid backup HDD, get the Caviar Green.
     
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    First up, I already have a hard disk for backup, so the one I'm buying now is going to be for storage not backup.
    Second, is the Seagate 7200.12 better than Caviar Blue, both 1TB?
     
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    Storage or Backup, WD Caviar Green is very good for both. If its gaming or other apps that u gonna be using, go for the 7200.12 1TB. I dunno abt Caviar Blue, chk online reviews pls.
     
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    look for WD "AAKS" series.
     
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    Okay, list down to three choices now:
    * WD 640GB AAKS(x2)
    * Seagate 1TB 7200.12
    * WD Caviar 1TB Green

    Which one should I buy in terms of performance alone(not capacity/price)?
     
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    ^+1

    You will be assured of safety and security of your drives. In case one fails, you will hav your data in the second one! :razz:
     
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