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HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS600012872SN (0S03839) 6TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very fast for a rotating drive, high throughput and fast seeks.
Error recovery supposedly can be disabled, so it should work in RAID arrays. I'll try soon enough.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I have had very good luck with Hitachi drives, I used to have good luck with Seagate, but I have replaced so many of them in the last couple years that I will not be using them any longer. WD Black and enterprise drives are great, but too expensive. I hope these work as well as the Hitachi drives of the last 10 years.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: This one worked for 349 days!

Cons: Then it died

Other Thoughts: Luckily we have a reasonably current backup. No more seagate consumer level drives for important customer PCs. I used to be a Seagate fan, but I have been RMAing these things for about a year now, and I am scared to use the replacements.

TOSHIBA Canvio Desk 5TB USB 3.0 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Inexpensive and fast

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these to use as backup drives. I have filled both of them to capacity about 12 times so far. No complaints. Speed is great, I worry a little about heat in an essentially sealed plastic (insulating) housing.


Jeffrey D.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeffrey D.

Date Joined: 07/01/04

  • Reviews: 41
  • Helpfulness: 19
  • First Review: 05/09/08
  • Last Review: 01/07/15
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