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Windows 7: WD's 3TB Internal HD

25 Oct 2010   #61
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I think I'm gonna skip the 3TB HDD. I'm gonna invest in SSDs from now on.


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25 Oct 2010   #62
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

ssd are great i am using a Kingston ssd 30GB to run linux kubuntu on as a back up operating system and i must say i am well pleased it reads and writes with no problems
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25 Oct 2010   #63
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
ssd are great i am using a Kingston ssd 30GB to run linux kubuntu on as a back up operating system and i must say i am well pleased it reads and writes with no problems
My main concern is getting important data on a more reliable technology such as flash. It is costly at the moment though.
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25 Oct 2010   #64
slam

Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
 
 

SSD has gone down considerably over the past few months, I hope that trend continues. Seems Apple plans on going the SSD, especially with their latest MacBook Air line.
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25 Oct 2010   #65
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

It's not SATA 3

Ah well! That will come! And anyway, I don't need 3TB (yet!)
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25 Oct 2010   #66
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
500GB drives are a dime a dozen here. I prefer going with several smaller drives if I can, rather than one huge one. This allows me to retain data if a drive goes legs up.
i got the drive today its all up and running

if you like the drive management software you can get it here HDDScan


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30 Oct 2010   #67
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I could be very happy with a 500 gb SSD. I'm some what wondering why a 3 tb hard drive only runs a 6000 rpm. Buy a SSD to speed things up and then buy a 3 tb hard drive at 6000 rpm to slow things down. Their has to be a good answer that has went over my head, please help me understand.
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30 Oct 2010   #68
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I could be very happy with a 500 gb SSD. I'm some what wondering why a 3 tb hard drive only runs a 6000 rpm. Buy a SSD to speed things up and then buy a 3 tb hard drive at 6000 rpm to slow things down. Their has to be a good answer that has went over my head, please help me understand.
It will be because it is at the cutting edge of technology. They pushed so much data capacity onto the same size disks that at the moment they cannot make it run as fast. It is the same as why it is not SATA III. 10,000rpm on SATA III will come in time!

EDIT: 3TB SSD will also come in time, just a bit longer!
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30 Oct 2010   #69
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i think the reason the big disks run slower is because they contain more platters
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31 Oct 2010   #70
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I could be very happy with a 500 gb SSD. I'm some what wondering why a 3 tb hard drive only runs a 6000 rpm. Buy a SSD to speed things up and then buy a 3 tb hard drive at 6000 rpm to slow things down. Their has to be a good answer that has went over my head, please help me understand.

Hi there
SSD's are GREAT for running OS'es / real time paging, swapping, scratch files -- but for Backup and Archiving of essentially "Static" or not very dynamic data then SSD's aren't the tool of choice -- too expensive for this purpose.

Use them of course also for INDEXES of Data bases for FAST data access -- but don't store the actual data segments themselves of multi user databases on SSB's.

You don't need at the moment to have an expensive SSD for user data.

This is where the 3TB HDD comes in-- just think how many DVD's you can store on a 3TB drive even uncompressed.

Cheers
jimbo
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