1 TB+ hard drive

From: John Aldrich 
Anyone got a suggestion for a 1TB or greater hard drive? I want raw storage. I 
purchased a Cirago  USB hard drive docking station that I want to use to 
essentially back up some files off my Linux box. I may end up having to plug it 
into a Windows machine as the software doesn't support Linux, but that may 
just be for cloning hard drives. I plan on getting a bare drive and trying it 
on Linux to see if I can write files to it that way.

Anyway, what I want to know is does anyone have a recommendation for a good 
hard drive to use on a docking station? Looking for in excess of 1 Tb, so 
obviously SATA.


=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ 1-2TB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007603%20600003269&IsNodeId=1&name=1TB%20-%202TB 2.5TB+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007603%20600361769&IsNodeId=1&name=2.5TB%20and%20higher Regards, dtb -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ Wow, I never knew that this list contained such a nice interface to the NewEgg search feature.

=============================================================== From: Billy ------------------------------------------------------ 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 ow= n internal dialog regarding the pros and cons. Sometimes, after you've done t= he research, you still have gnawing questions and conflicting tech specs. Sent from my iPhone wEgg search feature. ood o %20600003269&IsNodeId=3D1&name=3D1TB%20-%202TB %20600361769&IsNodeId=3D1&name=3D2.5TB%20and%20higher

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ 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.

=============================================================== From: Jim Wells ------------------------------------------------------

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ 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.

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ I, however, HATE my Seagate hybrid drive. Once the cache was full the overa= ll speed of my system went to hell in a handbasket. YMMV. -AW Digital as well. Hell, all the plants that make the drives are in the same a= rea of Thailand that got flooded. ufacture or refurbs. Seagate's Scorpio Blue are very good, I have one of the= ir hybrid drives and love it. te: cular is own ne cs. y had to be ght a ay it aron ould