1tb hd recommendation

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Hello all,

I'm looking for a new 2 1tb hd for complete my raid5 setup, I have 2 samsung HD103SJ (originals) currently.
as the samsung hd devision was sold to seagate and the new HD103SJ are a rebranded ST1000DM005 it is hard to find original HD103SJs and when I do, they are quite expensive.

I'd like a recommendation to a hd model which is good and won't be a bottleneck to my current existing hds.

Thanks for your help.
 
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And produced at the Old Samsung product facilities. Next iteration will only be Seagate since no desktop drives anymore on Samsung's website nor the Seagate site http://samsunghdd.seagate.com/

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as I'm not living in the us, ordering the drives from amazon/newegg/ebay is irrelevant as if one of them is dead, I have no address almost to get a replacement, also the postage fee in such case will make it not worth it.


I don't know, the ST1000DM005 in my country is significantly less expensive.
 

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ok,
so I'm down to 3 drives:

1. the original samsung spinpoint f3 which costs 154$ and has 1 year warranty.
2. the rebranded ST1000DM005 spinpoint f3 by seagate (I know it is a rebranded as the original has two plates of 0.5 gb and the rebranded one of 1 tb) which costs 120$ and has 1 year warranty.
3. a Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000.D which costs between 127$ to 141$ with 3 years warranty.

any recommendations?

Thanks.
 

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I'd go with the rebranded ST1000DM005, as out of hundreds of bare drives (excluding laptop drives) in my personal experience I have not had one fail in the one to three year range. They either fail very soon -- I expect many due to shipping trauma -- or later than 3 years.
 

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are you sure you aren't mistaken with the 003? the 005 is a brand new line of drives following the samsung hd devision acquisition by seagate.
 

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I see, so your recommendation is to get the ST1000DM005, right?