Originally Posted by bfhancock
Is that Seagate Drive
a good drive? I get scared by DOA complaints but all drives seem to have them. I am about to build my first HTPC and have my solid state drive but wanted to add one internal drive at least to go along with my 6TB external storage. Is this a good drive for that?
I read the Newegg reviews, & others, & the Seagate Green appeared to be slightly better than the WD Green drive. But neither one was 5 star (or eggs). I've always heard WD was better than Seagate but when I was researching this a few weeks ago it seemed to me that Seagate was getting the better reviews. So who knows.
The Seagate Green is a 5900 rpm drive. I'm told the WD Green is variable from 5400 to (I think) 7200. Depending on who I listen to, the WD is slower because it has to change speeds, or it's faster because it can be.
I needed a drive for my first HTPC & the Seagate seemed as good as any & the price was decent.
Good luck with your first build.