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Windows 7: hard drive shopping, need answers and input


01 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
hard drive shopping, need answers and input

I'm shopping for a new hard drive. My PC is a Gateway DX4822-01 still at mostly factory specs(stock motherboard, PSU, RAM, etc). We'll assume I intend to buy this drive and keep it stored away as a backup should my primary drive fail for some reason, that way I can just put it in and use it without delay.

My budget will probably be around the $75 mark and I'll likely get a 1 TB drive for that, but I am free to be a bit flexible.

1) Is it safe to buy these from Amazon? Will the pack securely? Or should I just buy from Newegg, or go to the nearest Best Buy and avoid any mailing whatsoever?
2) What's the current go-to brand, WD or Seagate?
3) assuming I go with WD, is the black worth the extra cost, or will blue suffice? I intend to avoid green, I have a green drive and I admit it's a bit slower than I care for. Though I've also heard the blacks can be a bit noisy. My basic use is mostly gaming.


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01 Jan 2013   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I prefer buying from NewEgg & TigerDirect. Especially ON SALE with Free Shipping

I like Seagate & Samsung HDs

They have always come safely shipped & packaged.
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01 Jan 2013   #3

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I have used Amazon never had any problems also have always used Seagate .
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01 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I prefer buying from NewEgg & TigerDirect. Especially ON SALE with Free Shipping

I like Seagate & Samsung HDs

They have always come safely shipped & packaged.
Have to Agree with Doc Seagate Barracuda Wonderful HDD
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01 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I have been using the WD Black drives in systems for a few years. The Black is the only drive that still has a 5 year warranty. Most others are 2-3 years.

Jim
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01 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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