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Windows 7: HDD Recommendations

30 Oct 2009   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Newegg, has a killer deal on a 750 GB SATA WD Caviar Black 7200RPM, 32MB Cache HDD... Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
The Caviar Black is one of the better performing mechanical HDD's out right now, and free shipping is a nice bene on top of the nice price!
Thanks, but for reasons that I shall not go into, I never do business with Newegg.


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30 Oct 2009   #12
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

How about Fry's Electronics

Fry's Electronics | Internal Bare Drives=
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30 Oct 2009   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have nothing against Frys, but that HD is refurbished and only has a 16mb cache.
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30 Oct 2009   #14
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I have nothing against Frys, but that HD is refurbished and only has a 16mb cache.

That was only the first one in the list, read all of there HD's available on the site !
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31 Oct 2009   #15
poptart

windows xp
 
 

I have read through these posts and am still not sure what to do.

I would like to replace my current drive with a bigger one.

I have attached system information.

Any ideas?


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31 Oct 2009   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Thanks, but for reasons that I shall not go into, I never do business with Newegg.
That's too bad...but I guess all of us can have bad experiences. Personally I almost exclusively buy everything from NewEgg as my experiences have all been good (except for one...but it was really my fault in the end).
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31 Oct 2009   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I realize that a lot of people would disagree with me, but I've never had very good luck with WD HDs. I'll probably stick with SG. The only reason that I might consider a WD is to go with the black edition, for the longer warranty period.
Western Digital and Seagate are usually the brands that I purchase. I've been diehard Seagate for a few years...but recently had an issue with the new 7200.12 1TB drive in my new box (averaged about 35ms access time). It seemed to be an issue with just that drive in that box. In other boxes the drive was fine. Other drives in the new box are fine. So, I just moved my Seagate over to my Linux machine and put a Western Digital Caviar Black in my new box.

The seagate was faster overall in benchmarks. The W.D. has the 5 year warranty.

The new 2TB Caviar Black is faster than a Velociraptor with 6x the capacity according to Maximum PC.
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31 Oct 2009   #18
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poptart View Post
I have read through these posts and am still not sure what to do.

I would like to replace my current drive with a bigger one.

I have attached system information.

Any ideas?

Poptarts HD

PRODUCT NAME
BARRACUDA 7200.9 160GB UATA/100
PRODUCT CODE
ST3160212A
MANUFACTURER'S CODE
ST3160212A
EAN-CODE
MANUFACTURER
SEAGATE
PRODUCT GROUP
HARD DISCS
PRIMARY COUNTRY
Universal
CAPACITY (GB)
160 GB
HARD DISK RPM
7200 rpm
CACHE
2048 kB
SEEK TIME
11/12 ms (read/write)
EXTERNAL DATA TRANSFER RATE
100 Mbytes/s
INTERNAL DATA TRANSFER RATE
65 Mbytes/sec
FORM FACTOR (Hard discs)
3,5"
HEIGHT
1"
AMOUNT DISKS
2
CONNECTIVITY
Ultra ATA/100
SPECIFICATIONS
S.M.A.R.T - Y
WEIGHT NETTO (g)
690
DIMENSIONS (H x W x D cm)
2,61 x 10,16 x 14,699
INSTALLATION TYPE
INTERNAL
In Stock
NotSKU
PERIOD OF ONSITE WARRANTY:
-
PERIOD OF WARRANTY
3 Y
PACKAGE SIZE
20
PALLET SIZE
800



This is an IDE HD, do you have any SATA HD connections on your motherboard ? Make & Model of your motherboard ?

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31 Oct 2009   #19
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

PopTart System Specs :

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name POPTART
System Manufacturer GATEWA
System Model W3503
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU 3.33GHz, 3333 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. GC11010M.15A.0009.2006.0420.1045, 4/20/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name Poptart\Steve
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.86 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.00 GB
Total Virtual Memory 3.72 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.78 GB
Page File Space 1.86 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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31 Oct 2009   #20
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

How Big of a Hard Drive do you want or how much money do you want to spend ?


There are a lot of options, you can choose ?

" DoC "
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