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Windows 7: Which Hard drive Shall i get!?

04 Apr 2010   #1
Garrett

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Which Hard drive Shall i get!?

Hello, i have a 5 year old acer aspire 3050 running windows 7 perfectly.
Only probelm is i have filled up the harddrive so im looking to upgrade it.
The connection is Ide and not SATA so please dont say get one :P..
These are the two i am looking at:

Generic Notebook Hard Disk 2.5 Inch Drive 160GB IDE - 1: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

This has a slower spin(5200) speed but a 2mb-16mb chache

Samsung HM160HC 160GB 5400prm PATA: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

Faster spin speed (5400) only an 8mb chache

Firstly which one do you guys and gals think i could buy?

Secondly any other suggestions?

GARRETT


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04 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I recommend the one with the bigger cache. The 200 RPM difference is insignificant at best. They are essentially the same speed.
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04 Apr 2010   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi garret give these a try cheaper than Amazon Scan.co.uk: Leading supplier of Hard Drives - Int.
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04 Apr 2010   #4
Garrett

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

thanks.. Altough that website doesnt have any with 8mb + chache and its not that much cheaper
So min 2mb max 16mb chache is good right?
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04 Apr 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sounds good to me.
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04 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The easy way out would be an external USB drive to which you can offload all the big files (video, music, pictures). You can use them just as well from an external drive and you can easily include the folders into the libraries (works for external disks but not for USB sticks).
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05 Apr 2010   #7
Garrett

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Not really the easy way out..
I have a laptop, i have a laptop because it is portable..
i dont want to be lugging about some external harddrive ..
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05 Apr 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
Not really the easy way out..
I have a laptop, i have a laptop because it is portable..
i dont want to be lugging about some external harddrive ..
Hmm, I guess. I always lug a little 2.5" USB powered 500GB external drive with my laptops because that's where I keep all the files that I need. For me that is easier because then I need not maintain those files on 3 seperate Laptops (and 2 desktops). But for a single laptop that may be an extra inconvenience.
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05 Apr 2010   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

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05 Apr 2010   #10
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Well OP said OP only wants IDE/ATA drive!

But on the other hand, blowing an Xtra tenner on an ATA<>SATA adaptor (if there was room) . . . . .
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