I am building a WHS box and I need to choose which HDD's to go with. I've been reading the reviews of the "green" drives here on storagereview.com and I don't know which of them to go with.
I have my eyes on these 3 drives:
Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB
Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB
Samsung F3EG 2TB
I have read the reviews of the WD20EARS and F3EG, still waiting on the review for the Seagate LP and don't know which one of them to choose.
Right now I am leaning towards the WD20EARS because of the Advance Format and thus being able to cram more space out of the drive.
I've read that the Seagate drive only has a load/unload rating of 50.000 cycles while the others are rated at 300.000 cycles, furthermore I believe the Seagate drive use an older form of head-parking - however the seagate drive seems to be the fastest drive of the three.
A little side question, is WHS capable of handling 4k sectors without problems? Because if it doesn't that would count against the WD20EARS.
Please let me know what you guys think