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Windows 7: Problems with Western Digital HDD

16 Jan 2010   #71
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Sergio:

Some will tell you no on that drive.

Here it is:


Newegg.com - SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Briefly--EG stands for EcoGreen. It is a 5400 rpm drive designed to save power and still provide good performance. That is why it is less expensive.

It may well be an excellent drive in its category. The reviews at above link look OK.

But the purists will tell you it is slow. Whether you would be disappointed is another matter.

I have a green WD drive and use it for storage, not my OS.

It should run very cool. Samsungs generally do.

It's your call on whether to live with 5400 or move to 7200 rpm. It should have 500 gig platters, which would mean it should do very well for a 5400 rpm drive.


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16 Jan 2010   #72
sergiogarcia9

 

Oh i see... Hmmm... What do you think i should do?
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16 Jan 2010   #73
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It depends on your needs and budget. If you had a huge budget and wanted a blazing fast drive to put your OS on, you would buy a SSD. If you are trying to get the most storage for your money, you would buy a cheap 5400 RPM drive.

What are you planning on using the drive for? Storage? Your main OS?
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16 Jan 2010   #74
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Jonathan:

This is a boot drive.

Sergio:

As I recall from your build thread of several weeks ago, you were quite budget conscious at that time ($800 to $900) for everything but software, KB, mouse, and monitor. Then yesterday you lost roughly $90 of that by accident.

So it's back to budget and you are in charge.

The difference between that Samsung and a comparable 7200 RPM drive like you lost yesterday is probably no more than $20 in the USA.

Kinda tough to direct you further. That WD Blue you lost yesterday is a good fast drive (nearly as fast as the Black series), but if you had the Green drive and didn't know it, you might never complain.

On an enthusiast forum, which this sorta is, few people would tell you to get the Green as an OS drive, but so what? The Green drive is faster than most 7200 RPM drives were 2 or 3 years ago, just by virtue of denser platters.
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16 Jan 2010   #75
sergiogarcia9

 

It's gonna be for OS, yeah.

But it will be split into at least 3 partions.

Movies - Graphics - Windows 7 (OS)

And for my need i would prefer space over speed.

But, i could end up with another 7200rpm drive, if Novatech agrees and sends me a new HDD.
Then i could just have the OS on that and use the other as secondary HDD
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16 Jan 2010   #76
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You mean that other drive may not be dead?

Or do you mean you have to send it back and have them verify something? Maybe they think it was DOA.

If you end up with 2 SATA hard drives and a SATA DVD drive, does that power supply have 3 sets of SATA connectors on it??
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16 Jan 2010   #77
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You mean that other drive may not be dead?

Or do you mean you have to send it back and have them verify something? Maybe they think it was DOA.

If you end up with 2 SATA hard drives and a SATA DVD drive, does that power supply have 3 sets of SATA connectors on it??
It is dead I mean if i convince them that it was DOA.
And yes i have, i just need some of those converters Doc posted a pic of
Motherboard also got 4 SATA slots
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16 Jan 2010   #78
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
It's gonna be for OS, yeah.

But it will be split into at least 3 partions.

Movies - Graphics - Windows 7 (OS)

And for my need i would prefer space over speed.

But, i could end up with another 7200rpm drive, if Novatech agrees and sends me a new HDD.
Then i could just have the OS on that and use the other as secondary HDD

That SpinPoint is a good drive for what you want it for.
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16 Jan 2010   #79
sergiogarcia9

 

Good news
I found a temp solution using my 320 GB HDD from my media center
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16 Jan 2010   #80
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Good news
I found a temp solution using my 320 GB HDD from my media center

Good, keep us informed.
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