DiWiT

Best 1TB+ HDD

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Hi,

I need to buy an HDD and wanted to know what's the best I can buy for ~€100 (on amazon.es or amazon.co.uk).

Don't mind if it is 2,5" or 3,5" as it is for a desktop computer.

Ideally 2TB, but could do with 1TB HDD if really worth it, or more than 2TB if not over €100.

This disk will go into a home "server" that is on 24x7, so I am looking for reliability over performance.

Thanks!

 

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I'd grab the cheapest brand-new major name brand (WD/HGST, Toshiba, or Seagate) 2.5" drive you can find. If you want a little more performance, a SSHD (basically a hard disk with a few GB of flash memory as cache) if it's not much of a price increase would be the way to go-- Seagate's FireCuda line is an example.

 

2.5" mostly because it's generally designed to be much more resistant to shock damage, so your odds of the retailer improperly packing the drive matter less to the drive's ultimate fate... :P

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I'd almost rather you hunt for used on eBay or some such so you can get two in a RAID1 pair. Assuming the data is important to you. 

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I have daily backups of the data, so no need for RAID.

Finally got a 2TB WD Red for €85 and I already installed it.

Thanks!

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