WD 1TB or Seagate 1.5TB

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I'm in two minds, not sure which drive to go for and was wondering if anyone had any advice, I have narrrowed it down to ;


1. Western Digital WD10EADS 1TB Retail + ICy Box IB-390 3 year Warranty

2. Seagate 1.5TB Barracuda ST31500341AS Retail + ICy Box IB-390 5 year warranty


I'd prefer to go for the Seagate as it gives me a massive 1.5TB capacity, along with a 5 year warranty, but the question is, will the ST31500341AS stay cool in the Icy Box enclosure ?

I've seen that it already runs fairly warm at 45c and reading the sticky thread about safe tempertures, this seems abit on the high side.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Seagate-Barracuda-1-5-TB,2032-7.html


Mitigating that, the drive will be used as a backup HDD, and will be switched off when not in use (more often than not). I have seen that Seagate have pulled it off in their Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent Xtreme (possibly using the same drive ?) but I just prefer the IcyBox enclosure.



Would I be OK going for the Seagate 1.5TB or should I play it safe with the Western Digital WD10EADS (but I want the 1.5TB one!).

thanks
 
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