Which Internall HDD is better Seagate or WD

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  1. SnackGuy, Mar 6, 2012
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    SnackGuy macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought two internal HDD, One of them is better

    -Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 5900RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST1500DL003- Bare Drive

    Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB SATA III Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive Desktop Hard Drive - WD10EARX

    All I care about is which one is the quietest, and also which one last longer the size doesn't matter better because both are enough to backup my MPB. Need some help for people that about the specs of these HDD
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Neither is better. In fact, no platter-based hard drive is better than any other in terms of reliability. Buy the one that has the best warranty that fits your budget and size requirements.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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  4. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't confirm if my external had the 1tb/platter 3tb drive, but my seagate external made all kinds of clicking and chirping noises and will never go back to seagate (for 3.5").

    For quietest, check SPCR, but I believe the caviar green and barracuda are close.
     
  5. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    You're being irrational. Any harddrive can start clicking and chirping, and since WD is the only other manufacturer of desktop drives still in operation (Toshiba only makes 2.5" drives, and Hitachi is in the process of being bought up by someone else), what will you do if you buy a WD drive that also fails if you keep living by that policy of yours?

    You'll be up doo-doo creek without a paddle, that's what. ;)

    Seagate's drives are just as good as anything else out there right now. There's no problem buying their stuff.
     
  6. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    its more about a consistency in noise. My WD blacks are loud without AAM, but the sound from them is consistent. It may be just related to sleep/wake, but I personally couldn't deal with the chirping, maybe you can. If the caviar greens are this way then I'd feel the same way about those. For now though, I'll stick with 2.5" externals as those are much quieter and consistent in operation either way.
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    So Google the specs:

    http://wdc.com/global/products/specs/?driveID=939&language=1
    http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...CM1000001a48090aRCRD#TabContentSpecifications
    Good luck with that. You can look at MTBF but that really doesn't mean much. Neither does the anecdotal evidence that everyone seems to throw around.
     
  8. SnackGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thanks everybody, going to keep both the WD as my primary and Seagate as a backup
     
  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I like Seagate drives better. I've just always used them with little issue.
     
  10. SnackGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys for responding to my post, thanks again I'll take your comments in consideration.
     

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