I'm torn between buying one of these 3 drives for use as my PC's boot drive:
Seagate ST2000DX001 SSHD: 196BGN (~113 USD or 99 EUR)
Toshiba DT01ACA200: 144BGN (~83 USD or 74 EUR)
Toshiba P300 HDWD120EZSTA: 167BGN (~96 USD or 85 EUR)
Looking at them, you might say that the SSHD is inherently better, however I'm worried about the reliability of seagate drives in general. Out of the 17 "broken" PC's I was busy diagnosing and repairing last month, 5 had dead hard drives, 4 of which were Seagate drives.
As for the new Toshiba P300 series, the reason for me to consider it is that the other Toshiba drive I'm looking at is a bit old at 54-ish months. That and also the fact I'm expecting some performance improvements with the P300, although I haven't been able to find any benchmarks to confirm this.
Regarding SSDs: I'll get one about a year from now, when I'll do a complete system upgrade. It's not economically feasible for me right now.
Regarding WD Blacks: They're far too expensive where I live, nearly twice the price of competing 2TB drives. And from reviews I've read, they seem too noisy and hot.
Regarding why 2TB and not more: My current PC is rather old - 3.8GHz E8500-based, which means it doesn't have a UEFI BIOS, which means I can't utilize a drive larger than 2.2TB as a boot drive.
So what's your opinion? Has anyone had any experience with these P300 drives?