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    Thanks to the new games released in last few months I am out of disk space.

    Money is not an object, but I want the most efficient option ie minimum cost per GB along with durability. Performance is not an issue since it will act as a back up disk.

    I personally feel that 2TB or 3TB is the sweet spot. But which one should i buy?

    Computer Source Imports WD where as Smart Imports Toshiba and Seagate. Right now CS is out of stock but they usually sell 2TB for 7.7K and 3TB for 13K. And Smart is selling 3TB for 9.8K and 4TB for 14K, 2TB is out of stock.

    I know that Toshiba has a very bad reputation, but I was leaning towards it because its cheap and I will use it as a backup drive so it wont be stressed. Plus I do know how to take care of HDDs never lost one before 5yrs.

    Ryan's 3tb Toshiba for 9K which is very alluring, but I don't know what the catch is. Should i buy Toshiba at all? If so then will it be wise to buy it from Ryans or any other shops who are selling it for 9K only where as Smart is asking for 10K. Smart told me that Ryans is not selling their (Smarts) HDD. Instead they are selling HDDs from "LUGGAGE PARTY".

    So guys what do you think? What it the best course of action?

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    I had 2 Hitachi 1TB HDDs fail in 3 years. That count goes up to 5 if I include my friends. And as far as I know, the division of hitachi that made those drives are now sold to toshiba. So I should suggest you to stay away from toshiba.

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    My hitachi 1 TB is up and running for almost 4 years. No bad sectors yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithun12ka4 View Post
    Thanks to the new games released in last few months I am out of disk space.

    Money is not an object, but I want the most efficient option ie minimum cost per GB along with durability. Performance is not an issue since it will act as a back up disk.

    I personally feel that 2TB or 3TB is the sweet spot. But which one should i buy?

    Computer Source Imports WD where as Smart Imports Toshiba and Seagate. Right now CS is out of stock but they usually sell 2TB for 7.7K and 3TB for 13K. And Smart is selling 3TB for 9.8K and 4TB for 14K, 2TB is out of stock.

    I know that Toshiba has a very bad reputation, but I was leaning towards it because its cheap and I will use it as a backup drive so it wont be stressed. Plus I do know how to take care of HDDs never lost one before 5yrs.

    Ryan's 3tb Toshiba for 9K which is very alluring, but I don't know what the catch is. Should i buy Toshiba at all? If so then will it be wise to buy it from Ryans or any other shops who are selling it for 9K only where as Smart is asking for 10K. Smart told me that Ryans is not selling their (Smarts) HDD. Instead they are selling HDDs from "LUGGAGE PARTY".

    So guys what do you think? What it the best course of action?
    4 TB internal HDD akhon 14K? Kon brand er ta?


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    Quote Originally Posted by shawon0418 View Post
    My hitachi 1 TB is up and running for almost 4 years. No bad sectors yet.
    If it is 4 years old then it might last another 4 years. The ones released after 2011 had higher failure rate in my observation. Older drives, like my 8 years old 160GB one which is mostly used as a Torrenting drive for past 6 years continuously, are still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaz_swapnil View Post
    I had 2 Hitachi 1TB HDDs fail in 3 years. That count goes up to 5 if I include my friends. And as far as I know, the division of hitachi that made those drives are now sold to toshiba. So I should suggest you to stay away from toshiba.
    WD bought hitachi's hdd division,not toshiba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUNNY MAGNET View Post
    WD bought hitachi's hdd division,not toshiba.
    Yes, first they bought the whole HDD division from Hitachi. But then due to some antitrust/competition laws, sold the 3.5 inch division to Toshiba, who only had 2.5 inch division before.

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    Oh sorry, guess i misread your post.thought you meant the entire division.

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    Ok guys I have finally bought a new HDD. Sorry for the late update. Been busy setting it up and testing it.
    In my entire life I have never ever been in such a roller coaster ride for a HDD.

    I was in a mood to gamble and have faith in my capabilities to take a good care of HDD. So I went to buy 3TB Toshiba. At first I went to Ryans, but didn't like it the packaging of the HDD. It had the tag of luggage party all over it. And they also couldn't not vouch that the HDD belonged to a particular distributorship.

    So for the last time I called SMART. And started to furiously bargain with them. Telling them that the entire market is selling it for 9k how could you ask for 9.8k. You are going to lose the HDD market. No one is going to buy from you. Made other people called them. Promised them future business. Bla bla bla. Finally they agreed to sell it for 9.5K. I felt that 500 taka extra is worth it in case for warranty issue.

    Told them to send it to friend's shop at IDB. Finally it arrived with another shock. It wasn't Toshiba. They had sent me Seagate Baracuda. And that stupid sales guy didn't know the difference between TOSHIBA and SEAGATE. All he understood and I am asking for a 3TB hard drive and he quoted the price of Seagate even to i said a 3TB Toshiba. Anyways when i called him, he explained to me that this is the only 3 TB hard drive they have in stock.

    As i said i was in a mood to gamble to I cheered myself up and came home with it.
    I was surprised by its performance. It is performing better than my WD Blue bought less than a year ago. The only thing that worries me is the MEAN TIME BETWEEN FAILURES for Seagate Baracuda is around 2 yrs and 3 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithun12ka4 View Post
    The only thing that worries me is the MEAN TIME BETWEEN FAILURES for Seagate Baracuda is around 2 yrs and 3 months.
    I'd suggest you put that out of your mind and stay happy with the HDD. The international reports said that Hitachi was the most reliable HDDs in the world, but that didn't go very well with me. Your seagate might last much longer than what the statistics says, who knows.

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    Barracuda's awesome. After Sammy F3's manufacture seized the only contender in traditional HDD space was Barracuda 7200.11 and Caviar Black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaz_swapnil View Post
    I'd suggest you put that out of your mind and stay happy with the HDD. The international reports said that Hitachi was the most reliable HDDs in the world, but that didn't go very well with me. Your seagate might last much longer than what the statistics says, who knows.
    I hope so. Its performance is better than I expected. I didn't expect it to beat WD Blue at read speeds but on avg its 20Mb/s faster. Although its heavy because its a 3 platter hdd, I was afraid that it would run much hotter. But it remains within 2 degrees of my other hdds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybaris Ceaser View Post
    Barracuda's awesome. After Sammy F3's manufacture seized the only contender in traditional HDD space was Barracuda 7200.11 and Caviar Black.
    Well once upon a time Barracuda was the thing. But since Seagate merged with Samsung HDD, both Seagate and Samsung went down the drain. I still can't figure out why it happened, but i hope that Seagate makes a come back

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