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Windows 7: Recommend a good Hard drive...

13 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 
Recommend a good Hard drive...

I was planning on getting a new drive, but can anybody please direct me to something really worth seeing.

Something that is not too expensive for a price range of $100-130 for at least 200GB in size and if possible, a solid state one. Thanks...


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13 Jul 2010   #2

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unfortunately you will not get a 200 gig solid state drive for that money. 200 gigs would cost around $600 (US prices).

$130 should get you 1 terrabyte (1000 gigs) of storage (maybe a bit more) - i can't recomend any particular drive as i don;t know what is available where you live, but you should be okay if you stick with a good name brand eg samsung, seagate, fujitsu, hitachi etc
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13 Jul 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
unfortunately you will not get a 200 gig solid state drive for that money. 200 gigs would cost around $600 (US prices).

$130 should get you 1 terrabyte (1000 gigs) of storage (maybe a bit more) - i can't recomend any particular drive as i don;t know what is available where you live, but you should be okay if you stick with a good name brand eg samsung, seagate, fujitsu, hitachi etc
$130 for 1TB is more than good enough, you can recommend me one please. Doesn't matter if its not available on my place but at least I get an idea of the prices and perhaps we can see if you can purchase it online via Amazon or something....
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13 Jul 2010   #4

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well, i've got a samsung f3 1tb drive, and i'm very happy with it.

it's speedy, quiet, and gets good reviews.
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13 Jul 2010   #5
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Is this for a desktop or a laptop. If it were for a desktop, you could get a small SSD plus a HDD. Small SSDs are available for as low as $80 (in the US) and are completely sufficient for the OS. That would give you a significant performance boost.
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13 Jul 2010   #6

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In your price range, solid state drives are probably going to be only 40 gb or maybe 60 gb.

In traditional spinning drives, you can get many drives of at least 1 TB for under $100. I just saw a sale price on a 1.5 TB Western Digital green drive for $80.

I also just saw a 250 GB Seagate drive on sale for $35.

I'd stick with Western Digital or Samsung, personally. Probably a Western Digital Caviar Black, if you are referring to a desktop drive.

Laptop drives are noticeably more expensive.
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13 Jul 2010   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
well, i've got a samsung f3 1tb drive, and i'm very happy with it.

it's speedy, quiet, and gets good reviews.
I've currently got two Samsung 640GB F1's in this machine and just put a F3 1TB in another machine.

Compared to the WD's, Seagate's they are indeed much quieter and run a heck of a lot cooler.
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13 Jul 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
well, i've got a samsung f3 1tb drive, and i'm very happy with it.

it's speedy, quiet, and gets good reviews.
Well its apparently cheaper than what you said...

Review - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Review | bit-tech.net

Its fine for an internal HD however, the only thing that sets it down for me is the casing is not as cool looking as other HD's... but maybe worth a look...
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13 Jul 2010   #9

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Well I'm using an aging desktop, about 2 years old with a PCI Express motherboard... so they have to be compatible with that...
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13 Jul 2010   #10

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Does your motherboard accommodate SATA drives? It might not, depending on how "aging" it is.
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