Which replacement hard drive should I choose?
The 1TB Seagate hard drive failed on my 27 inch, late 2009 iMac. iFixit advises to replace it with a same brand drive and suggests three different models (1TB ST31000528AS, 2TB ST2000DM001 and 3TB ST3000DM001).
1) Is there a difference in performance - or more importantly in reliability - between these three drives?
2) What is the difference between purchasing the drive from iFixit or from a third party such as NewEgg who offers the same models for $30-40 less?
Is this a good question?