I know previously people say go with the cheapest hard drives on the day as they are all the same. I have 2 Samsung F4 which i was comfortable buying but all the new drives seems like a crapshoot.
I have lost 2 drives in the recent past. 1 was a WD Black, which seems to be losing connection or data. RMA's and replaced The other was my fault, a spinning Seagate out of the external enclosure which i dropped onto a carpeted floor. Clicking and vibration followed. I probably should not even count this as a lost hdd :P
Just picked up, but not opened, 2 3TB WD My Booked Essentials hard drives to rip open and add to the htpc/server. These cost $119 each.
I just saw these online as well: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB for $119 and the Western Digital Red 3TB SATA3 64MB for $139.
Which would you guys go for?
note: the post above is my opinion. as such, when reading any recommendations from me, please do you research and seek out other recommendations and make up your own mind on your next course of action. i mean, most reasonable adults should know that, but it seems this should be stated anyways.