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About to pull the trigger, but scared of the negative reviews.
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right on.. repped
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I've passed on this a few times. The reviews just scare me.
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Don'tshiba
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Might jump on this. I am looking for a HDD a few TB for media/videos as a 1 TB is not cutting it,
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Don'tshiba
You mean Noshiba...
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You mean Noshiba...
You mean NoLoveYouLongTimeshiba?
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Do not buy it from newegg. I bought a new pc case and tempered glass is damaged during the shipping and newegg does not want to send out just one tempered glass.
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Do not buy it from newegg. I bought a new pc case and tempered glass is damaged during the shipping and newegg does not want to send out just one tempered glass.
While I understand your frustrations, don't really see how this is relevant to HDD lol
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While I understand your frustrations, don't really see how this is relevant to HDD lol
I disagree. They have horrible shipping. They must have done the numbers and found it's either cheaper to cover the replacements of things that fail in warranty/arrive DOA due to their cheap packing, or their insurance or the manufacturers cover it anyway, so they just don't care.

50% of the hard drives I've purchased from Newegg have failed within 3 years. 0% of the hard drives I've purchased elsewhere have ever failed. Very small sample size (under 20), but I've heard of many others with the same experience.

EDIT: One of those failed hard drives was this exact drive.
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Stay away from this junk. You have been warned.
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Stay away from this junk. You have been warned.
Tell me what the best 1 tb hard drive is to run my. Desktop computer and the best 2 or 3 for storage.....every hard drive that comes up...is garbage according to people
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Tell me what the best 1 tb hard drive is to run my. Desktop computer and the best 2 or 3 for storage.....every hard drive that comes up...is garbage according to people
You don't need a 1TB drive for your OS. Even with a ton of games, programs, and plenty of scratch space, 256 GB should be fine. I recommend going in SSD deal threads to get ideas for your boot drive. For your file drive, I would go with any internal not meant for archiving (not SMR), like this one, but would agree with statistics to avoid Seagate 3 or 4TB drives (any other capacity is fine). Then get an external drive to backup everything for when either of your internal drives fail.

If you really want the best, I always liked the performance of WD blacks, but they are significantly pricier than other internal drives. If you're not installing any games or applications on the drive itself, it really shouldn't matter. I buy whatever is cheapest, not from newegg, and make multiple backups for when it fails.
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You don't need a 1TB drive for your OS. Even with a ton of games, programs, and plenty of scratch space, 256 GB should be fine. I recommend going in SSD deal threads to get ideas for your boot drive. For your file drive, I would go with any internal not meant for archiving (not SMR), like this one, but would agree with statistics to avoid Seagate 3 or 4TB drives (any other capacity is fine). Then get an external drive to backup everything for when either of your internal drives fail.

If you really want the best, I always liked the performance of WD blacks, but they are significantly pricier than other internal drives. If you're not installing any games or applications on the drive itself, it really shouldn't matter. I buy whatever is cheapest, not from newegg, and make multiple backups for when it fails.
A few years ago, at least since 2014, newegg has been using "shock-resistant packaging" for shipping hard drives:
http://promotions.newegg.com/HDD/...index.html

Newegg states: "This shipping method protects the hard drive from any possible damage during the shipping process."

"any possible damage"? That seems a bit over stated. I've also noticed the reviews for this hard drive on amazon aren't the best either. Would buying a hard drive from a Brick and Mortar store be best?
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