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Posted by Dante_the_Jedi

Ok so my new pc is awesome, but the system hard drive is making bad sounds, and I think it is going south...so I need a new one. So I am going to get a new one...but what should I get. the 2 I am looking at are  
Seagate  ST31000524AS 1TB
 Samsung HD103SJ 1TB
So what do people think I should get.

Posted by Kidavenger

I've only ever used Fujitsu and Western Digital, almost all of the Fujitsu drives failed within 2-3 years, never had a Western Digital Drive fail and I'm still using one that's 12 years old now.

Edited by HitmanAgent47

Seagate has the highest failure rate for the 1tb version, WD 1tb ranks high for reliablity. But 2tb WD ranks really low and seagate is higher. Either get a WD drive or that samsung drive, ignore the seagate drive.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

always go for Western Digital  
a 1 TB Black should be more than enough for you..

Posted by Subjugation

Even though you didn't list a Western Digital as a choice I would highly encourage you to consider them. My best storage experiences have been with WD.

Edited by Dante_the_Jedi

It is funny the drive that is dieing is a brand new WD 2TB. I am think the samsung or a WD now.

Posted by TheKeyboardDemon

I'll add to the WD Caviar Black vote too. WD usually offer a good warranty, if your drive is failing, but has not failed yet, back up your data and contact WD for an RMA.

Posted by Stonyman65

WD Black 1TB. 
Seagates are BAAAAAAD

Posted by PeasForFees

Samsung makes some amazing hard drives.

Posted by StrikeALight

I just installed the  Samsung HD103SJ 1TB a fortnight ago, originally intending it to be used for backup storage. Although I use a ssd for windows, the Samsung is actually quicker than my original 7200 WD drive, so I moved Steam and all my games onto the spinpoint. 
Like I said, had it for around two weeks, and its proved to be pretty champion so far. (played throught he Witcher and now the sequel since installing it)

Posted by Dante_the_Jedi

Well after what people have said I am going to go with a http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-western-digital-wd1002faex-caviar-black-sata-6gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache-8-ms
the I will RMA this drive and all will be well.