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    Best 1TB drives?

    Anyone have a suggestion for what's considered a solid performing 1TB eSATA drive? I'm in the market and haven't been paying attention to current trends/discussions about HDs.

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    Re: Best 1TB drives?

    I have used the non-enterprise versions of the WD Green, the Seagate 7200.11 and the Samsung Spinpoint and would use any of them again. The WD and Samsung run a bit cooler than the Seagate; the Seagate and the Samsung are a bit faster than the WD; all are very quiet. They are all running about the same price right now too at about $160.
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    Re: Best 1TB drives?

    Thanks Jack. Exactly what I needed to know. It's amazing how inexpensive storage has become.

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    The Seagate 7200.11 ES.2 1TB drives are rated for enterprise storage solutions. I am a firm believer behind Seagate because of their magnetic perpendicular recording function that allows data to be written on the platter in a much secure fashion than normal drives.

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    Re: Best 1TB drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by carbonmetrictree View Post
    The Seagate 7200.11 ES.2 1TB drives are rated for enterprise storage solutions. I am a firm believer behind Seagate because of their magnetic perpendicular recording function that allows data to be written on the platter in a much secure fashion than normal drives.
    Exactly the drives I purchased! Good to have another vote of confidence.

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