What is the overall opinion on large-capacity (1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB) hard drives in terms of reliability? It seems some companies use 500gb platters now, and some like Seagate still prefer using smaller platters instead of fewer and larger ones. I am in the need of a hard drive for backup and storage, and at this point I’m just not sure what is considered reliable.
I’m not too concerned with speed - I’m more concerned with temperatures and reliability. At first I was looking at the Seagate 1.5TB Barracuda, but I’ve read so many scary things about Seagate 1.5TB (not just firmware, but the “click of death”) that I’m scared of them. But I’ve read a lot of comments about Samsung having a high rate of failure also. What is recommended for reliability nowadays? I keep everything backup up, but I still don’t want to purchase a drive with known problems.