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Windows 7: Point of getting an SSD?

15 May 2012   #51
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seagates have always been a go to of mine. Western Digitals have been good. lately I have used the Samsung line of drives, which is now owned by Seagate. I've rarely ever had a hard drive fail at home.


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15 May 2012   #52
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Seagates have always been a go to of mine. Western Digitals have been good. lately I have used the Samsung line of drives, which is now owned by Seagate. I've rarely ever had a hard drive fail at home.
My current hard drive is Seagate, but I've had it for a few years. It clicked a couple times and then I fixed the cables on it, and it stopped clicking. It passes all the tests, but who knows. That's why I'm going to get a new one.
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15 May 2012   #53
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have until Friday on a hard drive. So if anyone finds any good deals on a tb, let me know. If one isn't found before Friday then I'll probably go with this:

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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16 May 2012   #54
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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16 May 2012   #55
UnknownReverent

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Seagate is only 85 and lasts till Monday.
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16 May 2012   #56
ignatzatsonic

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It's your money, but I'd go with Hitachi over Seagate.
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16 May 2012   #57
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
It's your money, but I'd go with Hitachi over Seagate.
I've got a Hitachi external HDD, which I'm very pleased with, so I'd agree with that statement.
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16 May 2012   #58
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've always bought either Western Digital or Seagate, depending on what was available and at what price. I've had similar success and failure with both brands.

The latest drive I've had fail (unexpectedly) was a Western Digital Scorpio Black 1TB after about 1 year of 24/7 service.

The shortest lifespan I've seen was a Seagate. I bought 2 250GB drives, one failed within 24 hours, the other is still in 24/7 service today (see screenshot).

At any rate, all this is merely anecdotal, without getting a meaningful sample size it's really just a matter of your own personal preference.


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16 May 2012   #59
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I like to clarify 2 points:

1. A 60GB SSD is ample for the OS and a good selection of programs (unless you have very large games) By now I own 7 SSDs and the biggest is 90GB - but that is in a laptop where I have no other disk. All my /7 desktops run on 60GB including 2 virtual partitions for Ubuntu and Windows 8. All my user data is on the HDDs.

2. Referring to your post #27 - it is a BIG mistake if you do not backup your data, especially on an external drive. Those are the ones that die first. I just had an external Seagate go sour. Fortunately I had everything backed up to another external drive. Never keep your data on only 1 single disk. One can never have enough disks (internal or external) to replicate the data.

The OS and the programs are easy to replace. Best, of course, with a recent image. But even a reinstall from scratch is no disaster - just time consuming. But if you lose the data that you have accumulated over the years, that is bad news. And the bookmarks should be treated like data.
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16 May 2012   #60
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I like to clarify 2 points:

1. A 60GB SSD is ample for the OS and a good selection of programs (unless you have very large games) By now I own 7 SSDs and the biggest is 90GB - but that is in a laptop where I have no other disk. All my /7 desktops run on 60GB including 2 virtual partitions for Ubuntu and Windows 8. All my user data is on the HDDs.

2. Referring to your post #27 - it is a BIG mistake if you do not backup your data, especially on an external drive. Those are the ones that die first. I just had an external Seagate go sour. Fortunately I had everything backed up to another external drive. Never keep your data on only 1 single disk. One can never have enough disks (internal or external) to replicate the data.

The OS and the programs are easy to replace. Best, of course, with a recent image. But even a reinstall from scratch is no disaster - just time consuming. But if you lose the data that you have accumulated over the years, that is bad news. And the bookmarks should be treated like data.
Everyone keeps telling me to back up my data when it already is. And not to mention my external is the only place I can back up my data unless I put it on my laptop as well. I can't afford more than one hard drive.
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