The most reliable hard drives you can buy in 2017

DailyTech

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yawn

Can't someone at least write a "conclusion" at the end.
you writers are so lazy
 

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Something slightly obscure in the stats and not mentioned:
We're looking at different drive speeds. Typically lower speeds have higher reliability vs lower performance.

Personal preference?
I still like Hitachi - but then again some people like cabbage ;)
 

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So glad I didn't buy a ST40000DX000 but the ST40000DM000 instead :eek:

Always do your research (e.g. newegg comments) before you buy!
 

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Seems like Seagate inherited Maxtor's reliability from the early 2000's.

My old Samsung and WD drives are still going well and the new Toshiba SATA drives are snappy and quite.
 

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are you guys reading the same article ? seems Toshiba is the best or am i missing something :confused:
 

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are you guys reading the same article ? seems Toshiba is the best or am i missing something :confused:
Small sample size = unreliable results

Doesn't mean that they are good or bad - just that we don't know.
 

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So glad I didn't buy a ST40000DX000 but the ST40000DM000 instead :eek:

Always do your research (e.g. newegg comments) before you buy!
Yeh, ST40000DX000 is leading leader of the pack, but ST40000DM000 takes second place to continue with tradition.
 

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Yeh, ST40000DX000 is leading leader of the pack, but ST40000DM000 takes second place to continue with tradition.
Well the average drive days is also quite good. I've also filled the entire drive and not a single bad sector was present from manufacturing, so I'm holding thumbs that it's a good one :D
 

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Western Digital. Just don't go for the green or any of the eco or low power options from any brand.
WD has discontinued their green Caviar brand. They now sell Black (performance drives), Blue (desktop drives), Red (NAS drives) and Purple (surveillance drives). I coupled a Black drive with a Blue drive in my new PC. (After using Seagates for many years, I thought a change would be good).
 

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Last week I lost a 2TB Seagate (ST2000DM001) used for storing TV series on my HP Microserver. That drive was barely two years old and really didn't take much of a workload. So that's me done with Seagate for the next while - replaced with a Western Digital 4TB Red NAS drive.
 

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Seems like Seagate inherited Maxtor's reliability from the early 2000's.

My old Samsung and WD drives are still going well and the new Toshiba SATA drives are snappy and quite.
Quite what?
 

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WD has discontinued their green Caviar brand. They now sell Black (performance drives), Blue (desktop drives), Red (NAS drives) and Purple (surveillance drives). I coupled a Black drive with a Blue drive in my new PC. (After using Seagates for many years, I thought a change would be good).
Some of my old Seagate drives are 12yrs+ and still going strong. After reading a couple of reviews, it appears they've had some quality issues lately. WD was a fresh change. Still confused about the colours though. What the heck is the difference between say Purple and Red.
 

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Last week I lost a 2TB Seagate (ST2000DM001) used for storing TV series on my HP Microserver. That drive was barely two years old and really didn't take much of a workload. So that's me done with Seagate for the next while - replaced with a Western Digital 4TB Red NAS drive.
RIP ST2000DM001. I have 3 of those :eek:

Did you often check SMART information of the drive?
 
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