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Windows 7: Question about Best HDD Storage Device


18 Nov 2013   #21

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
LF is right. I happen to have USB3 and eSata ports on this system. I made the exact same Macrium images with both ports to exactly the same disk. The eSata port was faster than the USB3 port although the specifications would suggest otherwise. There must be a lot of overhead with USB3.
My machine also has e-SATA connected to my HBA card (advertised as SATA 3 but rated at only 5Gbps) and USB 3.0 ports. When using the external dock, e-SATA is faster. My swap bays are connected to the same card. in theory, it's possible that USB 3.0 can be faster than SATA 2.0 (3 Gbps) but in practice, it usually isn't.

As long as something's faster than the max for USB 2.0, it can be listed as USB 3.0. I have some 8GB USB sticks that aren't much faster than the top end of USB 2.0 but they are still faster than my USB 2.0 sticks and the price was right ($5). Very few USB devices deliver the max speed for the standard.


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18 Nov 2013   #22

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I have Seagate HDD.15 4TB drives and they are absolutely great for storage. Plenty fast enough, and on sale I got them all for $150 each. I prefer a SATA or eSATA connection when possible.....I absolutely despise USB for transferring data.........that includes USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.
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18 Nov 2013   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I have Seagate HDD.15 4TB drives and they are absolutely great for storage. Plenty fast enough, and on sale I got them all for $150 each. I prefer a SATA or eSATA connection when possible.....I absolutely despise USB for transferring data.........that includes USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.

That is why I wanted to know the differences because I figured it wasn't as fast as advertised

it takes USB connect a couple ms longer to kick in then straight drive connected through sata

So I am good and thank you everyone I will be sure to look at a nice internal HD like the one's I already listed but if I can get a 4tb for the price Kelly is talking I'd rather just go big
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18 Nov 2013   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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18 Nov 2013   #25

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The Seagate HDD.15 4TB drives are 5900 RPM, and I have Crystal Disk Mark test results that shows the sequential read/write speeds @ 150MB/s. My Seagate 2TB drives are 7200 RPM and the CDM seq read/write speeds are 175/160 MB/s. 150MB/s is more than enough bandwidth for a storage drive.

This is the model I went with: Seagate HDD.15 4TB HDD OEM

Newegg puts them on sale about twice a month for $149.
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19 Nov 2013   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Thank you for the Input Kelly I will get with my Dad soon and get that or a 3 TB depending on what he feels is good for him
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19 Nov 2013   #27

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

No problem
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14 Dec 2013   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok ,I was here a few weeks ago for my Dad and now deciding on what i am getting myself for Christmas gift

I am running out of space from games and other things i do on here so i was looking at something as cheap as possible 2tb but a decent one

I come to discover the external drives are $20 dollars cheaper then a internal

This one comes to 85.98 with tax Seagate Expansion 2TB SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive STBV2000100 STBV2000100 - Micro Center


Now i have been looking through the web and i have not found new egg or any other place that carries this for as low as i found it i am going to set this up for pick up
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14 Dec 2013   #29

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Got one of them last year Solar .. Very good and fast .. Not as cheap here as they are in the USA cost me around 80
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14 Dec 2013   #30

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Got one of them last year Solar .. Very good and fast .. Not as cheap here as they are in the USA cost me around 80
Well i was looking at refurbished drives and all i didn't want to spend over $90 to 100 for decent capacity
I could of went with a 750 but if you look at the prices those are the same prices as the terabytes it makes no fricking sense

Then i had a go at externals and found some pretty cheap so i went with it i am looking for this one on newegg to compare don't see it ???? and they are having a Seagate Christmas sale
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