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Windows 7: WD format provides "free" 11% extra storage

13 Dec 2009   #21
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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Do you think I should wait before buying a HDD? I was thinking about buying a 1 TB HDD for Christmas but now I'm thinking about waiting a bit.
wait for sure since that it might just might mean that HDD could go down in price to be competitive...
this has got me waiting on two 2tb drives that i would otherwise lose a huge amount of space on, especially since thats the limit for most drives...
instead im getting a 1 tb in the meantime...
That is the problem I have with hardware and I can't bring myself to buy anymore...

I start to buy...say a processor...and then stop myself because I remember that if I wait I can get something better later


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13 Dec 2009   #22
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Do you think I should wait before buying a HDD? I was thinking about buying a 1 TB HDD for Christmas but now I'm thinking about waiting a bit.
wait for sure since that it might just might mean that HDD could go down in price to be competitive...
this has got me waiting on two 2tb drives that i would otherwise lose a huge amount of space on, especially since thats the limit for most drives...
instead im getting a 1 tb in the meantime...
That is the problem I have with hardware and I can't bring myself to buy anymore...

I start to buy...say a processor...and then stop myself because I remember that if I wait I can get something better later
and the cycle starts.

OOO i want that.... but in a week maybe there will be something better that i could afford but if i buy this i cant! and then you end up having a computer from 1990 :O
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13 Dec 2009   #23
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post

wait for sure since that it might just might mean that HDD could go down in price to be competitive...
this has got me waiting on two 2tb drives that i would otherwise lose a huge amount of space on, especially since thats the limit for most drives...
instead im getting a 1 tb in the meantime...
That is the problem I have with hardware and I can't bring myself to buy anymore...

I start to buy...say a processor...and then stop myself because I remember that if I wait I can get something better later
and the cycle starts.

OOO i want that.... but in a week maybe there will be something better that i could afford but if i buy this i cant! and then you end up having a computer from 1990 :O
Unlike your scenario...I know when it is time to buy...

Look at the laptop in my specs...it blows the majority of laptops out of the water and I got it 1 3/4 years ago...almost 2 years now
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13 Dec 2009   #24
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL to waiting because something better is round the corner.

Makes sense - specially with usb 3 arriving.

Interesting to see Paragon made the align software for those using legacy o/s or cloning to a WD HD.
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14 Dec 2009   #25
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

I will say, I was pretty disappointed to see that the WD 1.5TB drive I bought a few weeks ago only had 1.36GB usable. I will welcome and await this when it comes time for another.

On a side note, WD needs to get their head out of their (you know what) and stop making that BS crapware unremovable. I bought a 320GB external HD for transporting files and close to 500MB is wasted due to that crap...
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14 Dec 2009   #26
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awenthol View Post
I will say, I was pretty disappointed to see that the WD 1.5TB drive I bought a few weeks ago only had 1.36GB usable. I will welcome and await this when it comes time for another.

On a side note, WD needs to get their head out of their (you know what) and stop making that BS crapware unremovable. I bought a 320GB external HD for transporting files and close to 500MB is wasted due to that crap...
you mean 1.36TB right?
first thing i do is reformat to ntfs (well first i compress and backup that junk just in case it proves useful down the road(which is why i seem to need 2 2TB drives now...)) and poof problems gone
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14 Dec 2009   #27
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

My bad. Yes, I did mean 1.36TB! I reformatted (though it was already NTFS) and that's the best I got. Oh well, I'd rather have my data spread out on multiple drives anyway (even though I have backups of EVERYTHING).
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14 Dec 2009   #28
JnKC

Win 7 Professional x64 Win XP Home x86
 
 

Hello, and YaY! for WD; I find reasons to replace other brands when possible. My Win 7 machine has two SATA and one USB WD drive.
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