Hi everybody, as my heading says i'm a huge fan of WD, right now i have 5 x1TB black drives and have no issues what so ever but i have invested in 2 x 2TB (WD20EARS) however i didn't do my reasearch this time and got burnt IMO, there just seems to many problems for my liking all this business with parking times and LCC counts etc, not to mention the new AF (but i know alot of drives are going that way), so i'm returning them for a refund and looking for a nother brand that does 2TB drives.
These drives will be used for storage (audio files on one and video files on the other) I will be playing both the audio and video files directly off the drives themselves, but the drives will never be booted from neither will they be cloned from or too.
I'm working on the basis of 5400rpm is fine for my needs and 32mb cache will be fine also SATA 3 is not needed as SATA 2 would be good enough, it has been suggested to me i go for the "Samsung HD204UI/Z4 2000GB Spinpoint F4" (Manf code is HD204UI/Z4), like most people i have been through a few manf in my time and WD has always served me well I have read somewhere that either Sansung or Seagate had an issue with some firmware of late but i never took too much notice at the time (Doh!).
Reliability is a major factor for me so i don't mind paying a bit more to get a better quality drive having said that i can't afford the 2TB Black drive, so what do you suggest guys, i'll be using XP Pro SP3 32bit for the next month or so then moving over to Win7 Ultimate 64bit and a 3yr warranty would be nice as well.