Which HDD brand is most reliable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by The DRis, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. The DRis macrumors 6502

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    Browsing OWC and Newegg looking for a 750GB-1TB drive. Leaning towards the WD Scorpio Blue or Black.

    I've heard rumors that Seagate took over Samsung drives and they are both crap now? Is this true?

    Should I got with a 750GB or a 1TB? Does one prove to be more reliable than another? They have the 9.8mm and 12.5mm drives. I believe either of those will fit a mid-2010 MBP correct?
     
  2. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

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    My current fave is Samsung. I'm concerned now that Hitachi bought Samsung's drive business because I have read more than a few bad reviews about Hitachi customer service.

    The last Black Caviar drive that I ordered from Newegg was DOA.

    These days I tend to go with OWC enclosures because I know that they will work with my Macs. I've had some surprises in the past with other enclosures. Ditto for RAM.
     
  3. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    I don't trust any HD manufacturer. Every hard drive has 100% failure rate. That's part of the reason I'm excited for my rMBP. SSD's are much much more reliable.:apple:
     
  4. bigdada-saba macrumors newbie

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    info svp

    mbp 13" late 2011
    I have read all of this and i am a newbe to APPLe but used to own an HP running ubuntu on a ssd. an it ran fine.

    Now i have a MBP 13" late 2011, i5 2.4 ghz, 8 gb ram an i want to upgrade to a ssd but the apple surtified tech told me that if i put an ssd bigger the 512 in it it wil put my machine to over heat an maybe not run how it should. is this true.
    i don't want to invest in something that might not work the correct way.
    because there are some 600gb sad out there on the market.
     
  5. The DRis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have the cash for an SSD in the size that I would like. This is strictly HDD's.

    I personally don't believe that SSD's are there yet in terms of technology and bad sectors.
     
  6. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Brace yourself. There is no perfect SSD.

    Do some research so you don't need to believe my claim, but read it for yourself. While obviously, there are no moving parts, that doesn't make it 100% reliable.

    I speak from experience, I've had quite a few SSD's in my various computers over the last four years, I've always bought absolute top of the line, from the best manufacturers. A few of those have failed.

    SSD's and HHD's each have their pro's and con's. The reliability factor between the two is far closer than the picture you have painted.
     
  7. The DRis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree 100%. No matter which drive you have always have a good backup in place. Ever since cable went bad I backup almost daily. That scared me enough. Cheap little 1TB external drive from Costco is holding me over until I can get a synology NAS.
     
  8. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    I never said SSD's were 100% reliable. All I know is SSD's are much faster and more reliable.

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    Ya I have backup system in place as well. I take no chances lol
     

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