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Windows 7: What is the longest lasting hard drive? Your experiences?

31 Jul 2016   #11
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
WD for me too. I have had a long line of them over the years and a low failure rate. Maxtor and Seagate ... not so much.

O.T. You can get a small SSD drive now for under 40 bucks, so I highly recommend a Samsung for use as a boot and OS drive and then a WD for your programs and data.
But aren't SSD's less reliable?

Where can I get one for under 40?


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31 Jul 2016   #12
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
The only program I use is Hard Disk Sentinel and I'm extremely happy with it. Gives all information needed and is pretty light resource-wise.
Thanks I'll look into it!
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31 Jul 2016   #13
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I still have 2 very old ones
One is so old 8y.o. it has old system IDE I believe it's called connections from a x-p machine Hitachi same as another from an Vista machine but it has sata 6y.o.
Both used for back ups the sata for my Laptop system images

Not sure what is on the x-p hdd what ever is needs to be updated my older external died so I had to finally get another one with the older hdd connections.
Ah that's cool!

I have a few old laptops from 2005 that were on top of my closet. I took my oldest one out and stuck in an IDE drive made in 2004 (hitachi i think it was)!

Currently installing XP to see how many running hours it has been running in it's life. So far my record one is 51k hours, but thats a desktop hard drive made in 2009. I'm trying to go back a bit more.
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31 Jul 2016   #14
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
WD for me too. I have had a long line of them over the years and a low failure rate. Maxtor and Seagate ... not so much.

O.T. You can get a small SSD drive now for under 40 bucks, so I highly recommend a Samsung for use as a boot and OS drive and then a WD for your programs and data.
But aren't SSD's less reliable?

Where can I get one for under 40?
SSDs are more reliable, as they have no moving parts. More expensive per GB but a 100GB SSD is plenty large enough to contain just your OS. Makes for a very fast boot. Note: you may need to install your programs on a separate harddrive.
Micron M550 2.5" 128GB 7mm SATA 6Gb/s MTFDDAK128MAY-1AH1ZABHA SSD-Newegg.com
Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC MKNSSDE3120GB - Newegg.com
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31 Jul 2016   #15
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
WD for me too. I have had a long line of them over the years and a low failure rate. Maxtor and Seagate ... not so much.

O.T. You can get a small SSD drive now for under 40 bucks, so I highly recommend a Samsung for use as a boot and OS drive and then a WD for your programs and data.
But aren't SSD's less reliable?

Where can I get one for under 40?
SSDs are more reliable, as they have no moving parts. More expensive per GB but a 100GB SSD is plenty large enough to contain just your OS. Makes for a very fast boot. Note: you may need to install your programs on a separate harddrive.
Micron M550 2.5" 128GB 7mm SATA 6Gb/s MTFDDAK128MAY-1AH1ZABHA SSD-Newegg.com
Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC MKNSSDE3120GB - Newegg.com
Yeah, I have a spare SSD as well, just plugged it into my computer and all is well so far.
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31 Jul 2016   #16
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

I just realized I have a lot of hard drives laying around haha
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