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Windows 7: Need advise on buying Mobile internal hard drive

13 Feb 2015   #1
LM2008

Windows 10 Home 64b
 
 
Need advise on buying Mobile internal hard drive

My laptop' drive is Black WD3200BEKT which i bought a few years ago to replace the a Hitachi that came with the laptop. The warranty of the WD drive is expiring next month and i was thinking if i should by a newer version or wait until the day the current one stop working and then buy.

I was looking this one WD3200BEKX WD Black Mobile Hard Drive (320GB), the description says it has Dynamic Cache, thing that the one expiring soon do not have. Does the performance is or should be better than the current one or there will not be noticeable improvement or should i keep the current one until it's dead?


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13 Feb 2015   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Hello, I would monitor your hard drive, and as long as it is healthy I would not replace it.. If you do decide to replace it, go with a SSD. You can use the below link to run the WD diagnostics.

14 Free Hard Drive Testing Tools (Updated February 2015)
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13 Feb 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi yep if your budget allows ssd is the way to go they have been dropping price wise for some time making way for newer models,
Cheers.
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13 Feb 2015   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

X3 on the SSD. However, unless you just want to get the added speed of an SSD right now and can afford it, I also would wait until the HDD started acting up or flat failed.

There are only two kinds of HDDs: one that has already failed and one that is going to fail. They all will fail eventually, often without warning. The only defense against that is a good backup scheme. While one's data should exist in three places—on the computer, on a local backup, and on an offsite backup—even one backup is one heck of a lot better than no backups.
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13 Feb 2015   #5
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
X3 on the SSD. However, unless you just want to get the added speed of an SSD right now and can afford it, I also would wait until the HDD started acting up or flat failed.

There are only two kinds of HDDs: one that has already failed and one that is going to fail. They all will fail eventually, often without warning. The only defense against that is a good backup scheme. While one's data should exist in three places—on the computer, on a local backup, and on an offsite backup—even one backup is one heck of a lot better than no backups.

Well said Lady Fitz
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14 Feb 2015   #6
LM2008

Windows 10 Home 64b
 
 

SSD is too expensive (Megabytes vs. cost), but i could by that hard drive or a Seagate Momentus XT that is Hybrid, SSD and HD.

My hard drive is fine, no error, but i wanted a little push in performance if it was possible, but with my current system i don't know is worthy.
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14 Feb 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A SSD is always worth getting in my opinion.
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14 Feb 2015   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LM2008 View Post
SSD is too expensive (Megabytes vs. cost), but i could by that hard drive or a Seagate Momentus XT that is Hybrid, SSD and HD.

My hard drive is fine, no error, but i wanted a little push in performance if it was possible, but with my current system i don't know is worthy.
For what you have in mind, you would be disappointed by a SSHD (the Seagate); you would be better off getting a 7200 rpm HDD or a full SSD. SSDs are not cheap but they give the best performance increase for the price of any upgrade you may make.
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16 Feb 2015   #9
LM2008

Windows 10 Home 64b
 
 

Thanks everyone for your comments.
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23 Feb 2015   #10
LM2008

Windows 10 Home 64b
 
 

I ended purchasing the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid which comes with a 8GB SSD. The drive learns from my daily task and it fill the SSD for faster reading, can Windows 7 Superfetch affect in a negative way, should i leave it enable?
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