[Chugalug] 1 TB+ hard drive

Aaron Welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 08:14:49 UTC 2013

I, however, HATE my Seagate hybrid drive.  Once the cache was full the overall speed of my system went to hell in a handbasket.  YMMV.


On Jan 22, 2013, at 9:40 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Seagate is good stuff, they own most of the old Hitachi brands and Western Digital as well. Hell, all the plants that make the drives are in the same area of Thailand that got flooded.
> Avoid the green brands like Jim said, most of them are either low cost manufacture or refurbs. Seagate's Scorpio Blue are very good, I have one of their hybrid drives and love it.
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM, Jim Wells <jwells at networksonline.net> wrote:
>> On 1/22/2013 6:11 AM, John Aldrich wrote:
>>> On Sun January 20 2013 7:56:05 PM Billy wrote:
>>>> To be fair to John, I think he was looking for recommendations of particular
>>>> vendors are caveats regarding certain drives.
>>>> Granted, he could have shown us his list of narrowed down devices and his own
>>>> internal dialog regarding the pros and cons. Sometimes, after you've done
>>>> the research, you still have gnawing questions and conflicting tech specs.
>>> To be honest, I haven't kept up with the pros/cons of various HDD
>>> manufacturers. I know awhile back Samsung was really great, but then they had
>>> the whole batch of drives that went bad prematurely. WD and Seagate used to be
>>> great, but now WD has about three or four lines of drives. I haven't bought a
>>> hard drive in so long, it's sad! I just don't keep up with hardware the way
>>> you guys do.
>>> I've been having problems getting my email. I think I've finally tracked it
>>> down to Yahoo & SpamCop not playing well. In that time period I emailed Aaron
>>> directly and he replied back that ANY Seagate or the WD Black or WD Red would
>>> be good. That's the sort of thing I needed.
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>> John Western Digital and Seagate make the majority of ALL the drives these days they have bought out almost all other HDD vendors if not all of them at this point. I see similar failure rates with both brands. The WD black series are fast drives. Don't get the Seagate green drives. Seagate has the desktop series and the Enterprise series for servers with a higher MTBF rating and they cost a little more than the desktop drives I prefer them for raids and servers. I like Seagate personally but this subject can and may start a holy war thread !
>> HTH
>> Jim
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