Internal TM drive choices

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Kissaragi, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    Hi, Im going to get a second internal HDD to use as a time machine backup but wasnt sure which HDD would be best to get? Would one of the WD Caviar Green drives do a good, reliable job?
  2. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    If you are going for 2TB drives, the WD Caviar Green drives are among the favorites. It's been reported they have some issues regarding the high load cycle counts due to the firmware...

    I personally like the Samsung F4 drives. IME they are faster, low power and very quiet - and a bit less expensive.

    But either way, you can't go wrong with any of them - or any major brand high capacity drive for that matter. You'll find opinions in every direction. All drives fail sooner or later, and all of them are subject to DOAs. All of them offer fairly good customer service, depending where you buy.
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
  4. meptik macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2010
    The Netherlands
  5. Kissaragi thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    I actually only have a 1TB primary drive and I'm not even using half of it, so i was thinking of just getting a 1TB HDD.

    The Samsung F4s seem to only come in 2TB? If so ill just go for WD, thanks guys

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