Hitachi harddrive vs Western Digital harddrive

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backblaze did a blog https://www.backblaze.com/blog/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/ about the best hard drive to buy. I'd like to know the community's experience with hitachi and WD and which one they would recommend

Hello - I'm sure that you'll be getting a LOT of varied opinions, but keep in mind that 'failure rates' apply to monitoring many hard drives and some will fail regardless of brand - you might just be the one that has that potential HD that fails before expected; thus, features and cost might be just as important reasons for your purchase(s).

I've read that linked review before and have put the two graphs in the post below - from their experience, seems that you should go w/ the WD and/or the Hitachi HDs. For myself, I have two 1 TB Seagate HDs doing my 'Time Machine (TM)' backups on my MBPro & iMac - I've been thinking of adding another HD TM to each of my computers (sort of like a pseudo-RAID 1) - NOW, I also have CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner) on a 1 TB OWC HD (last pic below) - these are a little more expensive and I don't know how the failure numbers compared w/ those presented (maybe our other members can help) - THUS, if I setup second TM backups, I just might go w/ OWC - don't know yet? Dave :)

ADDENDUM: For those who may be running second TM backups on their computers, I'm assuming just plugging the second HDs into a USB slot and selecting TM backup is sufficient - should different names be used? Thanks.

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thank you for the reply. you're right, the reviews about a hitachi travelstar and a wd scorpio black seem even on failure rates and noise. it boils down to price, and the travelstar is cheaper
 
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And no drive is perfect. Have had Hitachi DeathStars fail early as well as WD and Seagates.

Best advise imho is buy according to the best warranty period.
 
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okay. it would boil down to a 1 T.B hybrid drive with a one year warranty or a 1 T.B HHD with a 3 year warranty
 

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