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Windows 7: Help With Hard Drive Choice

19 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x and 32x
Help With Hard Drive Choice

Hello All
I just ordered a 3.5" hard drive enclosure after much research.
Now I'm ready for a the hard drive. This is where I need help.
After quite a bit of reading I still need help with choosing a
hard drive. I am looking to backup my primary HD and to store large
files as well as use it for everyday use. I am looking for a HD the is very
Any input would be helpfull.


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19 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive. - SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I've got a handful of these and they are great. They are quiet, they run cool. And don't let the 5,400RPM fool you, they transfer in the 100MB/sec range so they are quite speedy. At $129 they aren't badly priced either. Before the floods in Thailand they used to be $79, and jumped as high as about $250.
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19 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x and 32x

Thanks for the reply pparks1, will look into it
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20 Apr 2012   #4
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Seems like you need more than one storage. I think most of us agree to separate an everyday use HDD with backup as external drive.

I use to work with Seagate with its good and bad. But It will last for 5-6 years with steady power supply, with less shaky and well ventilated case. I have some WDC but can't conclude anything as it just there for couple years.

On my experience there is no exact way to decide which HDD is able to meet all aspect of expected quality.
All I mostly do just make up my mind and pick one which is large in capacity and have reasonable price.
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20 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x and 32x

Thanks for the reply Kevin
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