[mythtv-users] 2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations

mike at grounded.net mike at grounded.net
Sun Dec 5 21:42:00 UTC 2010

> Does anyone have some positive experience/recommendations for 2 TB (or
> at least 1.5 TB) drives and mdadm-based RAIDs?

Pretty much ANY major manufacturer has good drives these days. 
People might tell you they have had good or bad experiences with one thing or another but it all adds up to the same thing. 

I think I would put them in this lineup based on my own experiences.

Toshiba, Seagate, and WD are the very best. I have many dozens of drives spinning 24/7, some have been spinning since 2000. All of them are one of the above manufacturers. 

These manufacturers have been in business for many years and know how to build solid reliable drives. The simple answer is don't buy a manufacturer you or others have never heard of and you will be fine. 

Drives are dirt cheap these days, just pick one that comes with a good enough warranty that if you get a lemon, you can exchange it. 

Good luck.

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