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Question Which seagate drive should I get?

Apr 14, 2020
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I'm going to run a RAID (mirroring) of two drives of 6 or 8 TB off of my motherboard. This is just going to basically be for general personal storage and backup of data on SSDs.

I'm looking at around $150/drive budget, I could get an 8TB desktop drive:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H289S7C/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&th=1

or a 6TB NAS drive:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085Z4P89R/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

for about the same money.

I also want to get drive recovery insurance which amazon sells "R+ Rescue data recovery services" for $15/3years but I do not know if they are good or if there is another option.

For this my main concern is RELIABILITY rather than performance.

Thanks for any advice
 
the Ironwolf is a very neat drive and generally a tier above the barracuda
if that in the end means anything -- hard to say.
I got an Ironwolf and am very happy with it. although my Barracuda is still going strong after many years too.
in theory the Ironwolf is more reliable.
 

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