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Windows 7: Which internal Terabyte HDD?

23 Mar 2010   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Which internal Terabyte HDD?

I am needing to upgrade to a Terabyte internal HDD really soon and was wondering if anyone could suggest a few good ones or options I should be looking at when comparing internal terabyte HDD's

I dont want to spend an arm and a leg... something "affordable" I suppose? Is $100 a fair shot for a good internal terabyte?


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23 Mar 2010   #2
Hilbil

Windows 7
 
 

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23 Mar 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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23 Mar 2010   #4
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

+1. The Caviar Black drives work very well.
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23 Mar 2010   #5
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
Cons: 2 out of 3 defective (promptly replaced with good drives by NewEgg, but the 11 bucks return shipping raised the average price - wish I had ordered a different drive)
I would highly recommend anything Western Digital. I use their drives myself and they really last and are priced well.
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23 Mar 2010   #6
Hilbil

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
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Cons: 2 out of 3 defective (promptly replaced with good drives by NewEgg, but the 11 bucks return shipping raised the average price - wish I had ordered a different drive)
I would highly recommend anything Western Digital. I use their drives myself and they really last and are priced well.
oops, didn't even bother looking at the reviews. HITACHI is an OK HDD company. I only use one 1TB on my side system and it's been running fine for 7 months now.
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23 Mar 2010   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

They also have a new one:

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Also the WD Black editions have a 5 year warranty while most others are 3 yrs.
I still have a 7yr old WD EIDE drive in my system that I use as a backup.

Jim
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24 Mar 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
They also have a new one:

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Also the WD Black editions have a 5 year warranty while most others are 3 yrs.
I still have a 7yr old WD EIDE drive in my system that I use as a backup.

Jim

Hello Phone Man.


I haden't seen the new SATA 3 HDD from them yet, thanks.


People need to know that they will need a motherboard that is able to run that (SATA 3/6GBs) HDD.
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24 Mar 2010   #9
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB
SeaGate is simply the best, and I won't purchase any other brand of hard drive. I own several that are around 15 years old, and still chuggin' along.
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24 Mar 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
People need to know that they will need a motherboard that is able to run that (SATA 3/6GBs) HDD.
Do you really need a mobo that supports SATA 6Gb/s, isn't the drive backwards compatible with the older SATA standards...it would just be limited to the slower speed potential of SATA 3Gb/s?

And on that topic, the max theoretical throughput of 3.0Gb/s is 385MB/s. With the overhead of SATA, that number drops to around 300MB/s. This is about 2.5 to 3.0 times faster than the Western Digital Caviar Black can actually sequentially read or write data. Thus, I don't understand the need to upgrade to this standard at that point.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
SeaGate is simply the best, and I won't purchase any other brand of hard drive. I own several that are around 15 years old, and still chuggin' along.
I'm a fan of Seagate, Western Digital and Hitachi drives. Each family can experience problems and I don't think there is truly a universal "best". Seagate did have a long run of problem free drives, but unfortunately that run came to an abrupt halt with the 7200.11 series drives which experienced many firmware issues causing all kinds of grief.
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