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Windows 7: Could someone recommend me an internal hard drive?

06 Dec 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86

I'm trying to pick between a Western Digital and a Seagate HDD. - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I may also look at power supplies since I'll have around 50 bucks left. If you know of any good ones, please let me know.

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06 Dec 2009   #12


I tend to go for WD in 2.5" format... and Seagates in 3.5" guise, not least because WD tend to be slightly quieter in notebooks, and Seagate offer a better and longer form of warranty on desktop drives.

Both outfits have good and bad models. Read reviews always, thus ensuring you stay away from any models with problematic issues in either firmware or physical respects.
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06 Dec 2009   #13

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I have the 1.5 TB version of the WD drive and have no complaints at all.

It is in the "green" series, which means it spins a bit slower and will save you $2 or $3 dollars a year in power costs.

Without looking at benchmarks, I would guess the Seagate is the faster drive because it spins at 7200 rpm.

However--the WD should have 2 500 gig platters in it, which contributes to its speed. The WD is likely to be as fast or faster than most 7200 rpm drive were a year or two ago.

If you want the fastest WD drive, go with the "caviar black" series.

In the real world, either of these drives will do very well and you likely would never know the WD spins more slowly if you didn't know.

If you aren't buying till Feb, prices will fall even further.
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06 Dec 2009   #14
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07 Feb 2013   #15

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Hi- Nikolay, first check to see if your motherboard supports the total entity of collaborated disk space. next check with the proper connectors ( you may not have enough connectors in some pcs for more then 2 HDD's)

Western Digital and Seagate are my preffered options.
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