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Windows 7: What Hard Drive should I get?


11 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 
What Hard Drive should I get?

I presenly have a 500 gig HD that I have partitioned C: and D: drives (approx 250gig & 250gig ).
I want to buy a new C: drive and use this 500 gig as a back and storage of old stuff.

At present time I'm only using about 20 gig out of 250gig available and probably won't use much more.

I'm looking for a good reliable 250-360 gig HD for my new C: Drive
SATA II and 3gig transfer rate.

Western Digital?
Seagate?
Hitachi?
or ?

What would you suggest?

Thanks

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11 Jan 2011   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I'm using two Western Digitals since early August with no troubles.

This is the main with OS. Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

With WD's go with the Caviar Black. Bigger cache twin mount for shaft instead of single.

No matter what brand go with a 7200RPM.
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11 Jan 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are an excellent candidate for a SSD. That would make your system a lot faster. Figure around $100 on a good sale (which happen frequently).
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11 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Western Digital Caviar Black as they have a 5 year warranty. All things being equal, I'd rather have the longest warranty possible.
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11 Jan 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
or ?
Samsung F3/F4 Spinpoint

Or as Wolfgang suggested, a SSD for your OS drive and your current drive as your storage drive.
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11 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't sell yourself short on space either. The cost between a 250 GB and one much larger is only a few bucks. You'll get a much faster drive, and a good warranty.

For mechanical drives, I'm partial to the WD Black drives as well. I am running a 500 GB and a 750 GB in my main system right now.
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11 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
I presenly have a 500 gig HD that I have partitioned C: and D: drives (approx 250gig & 250gig ).
I want to buy a new C: drive and use this 500 gig as a back and storage of old stuff.

At present time I'm only using about 20 gig out of 250gig available and probably won't use much more.

I'm looking for a good reliable 250-360 gig HD for my new C: Drive
SATA II and 3gig transfer rate.

Western Digital?
Seagate?
Hitachi?
or ?

What would you suggest?

Thanks

SSD may be a good choice on my new system build but now I must still think rotating types

I have been looking around and found a nice Western Digital
320 Gig
7200 RPM
16 meg memory
3 Gb tranfer rate
WD3200AAKS

I also saw a similiar one
WD3200AAJS which has 8 meg memory but all the rest are the same

$45-$50
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11 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

$39.99 for a Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB at NewEgg right now with free shipping to boot.
Newegg.com - Daily Deals on Computer Parts, Laptop Computers, Electronics, Digital Cameras, Unlocked Cell Phones and more!
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11 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ
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12 Jan 2011   #10

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
I'm using two Western Digitals since early August with no troubles.

This is the main with OS. Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

With WD's go with the Caviar Black. Bigger cache twin mount for shaft instead of single.

No matter what brand go with a 7200RPM.
Dear Hopalong X,
I have two queries for you.

1) Why is Seagate not mentioned at all in this thread?

2) Will there be an advantage if for an Internal WD,we elect to buy the WD (B.Caviar) Extn.HD(as regards compatibility or is it not an issue at all?)?

You dig AC/DC?---->BIB
Warm regards,
Sreedhav.
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