|01 Jan 2013||#1|
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.
|My System Specs|
|01 Jan 2013||#6|
This is the one I currently have my eye on based on price and reviews- Amazon.com: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003: Electronics
|My System Specs|
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