Hello Forum !
I am planning on buying a 3.5" hard drive to put into my Icy Dock enclosure ( http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=145 ), although I heard that the best enclosures are the ones that have a build in fan like. I was also thinking about this enclosure ( http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=148 ). Which would you recommend ?
Getting back to my other question that I was going to ask ... so which hard drive should I buy for storage ? The main purpose of the hard drive that I will buy will be to store my data ( photos, documents, etc ). When I researched on what hard drive manufacturer is the most reliable, there was no straight answer. So, instead of me asking for you to tell me what is the most reliable hard drive out there, I want to know what hard drive you guys have inside your external enclosures or your desktop PC's and how long do you have the hard drive for ? Is it giving you any problems ? Does it run cool ? I have my eye set on three hard drives so far for storage use and these are:
1. Western Digital Blue
2. Western Digital Green
3. Western Digital Red
I had Western Digital before and it served me well. I had no problems with my last WD hard drive, that is why I am planning on sticking to WD. I don't trust Seagate that much, as two times I bought Seagate and it failed on me around 1.5 year.
I heard some complaints with the Western Digital Green's, claiming that the drives fail within a year due to their "head parking" a lot. WD Reds are mostly used for NAS or RAID systems, but can also be used solo.
Please guys and gals, provide your feedback to me. Thank you !