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?