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Old 15th Jan 2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Recommend a quality HDD

I'm looking for a good HDD. Not as main, but second.
One I currently have is a seagate 350 gigs iirc.
Thinking of adding a 500 gigs HDD maybe a western digital.

Which model would you recommend? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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If you're seeking reliability go for enterprise class hard drives. Sure, they will cost more, but their quality-grade is higher compared to consumer oriented desktop drives.
Here's a good document describing differences if you're interested in technical details: http://download.intel.com/support/mo...rd_drives_.pdf
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 03:14 PM   #3
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Thanks raynor.z. Yeah I am definitely looking for reliable hardware.

I forgot mentioning, was a bit in a hurry, that my mobo is from late 2008, Asus type. So yeah, pc is aging.
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 03:45 PM   #4
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You get the best bang for your buck with 2TB drives IMO.

I have 2 of these in my comp: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145473

Got them at $99 though. Right now is a bad time for buying HDDs because the prices apparently skyrocketed to triple the price, but now down to double, because of a storm in Thailand.

Check out this price tracker: http://camelegg.com/product/N82E16822145473


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Old 23rd May 2012, 05:14 PM   #5
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Ok, it's been a while. Been busy with lots of other things, but I think I have my eye on one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533

Anyone any experience with these type of hdds? What about those blue/green ones?
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Old 24th May 2012, 08:54 AM   #6
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I think I have a Cavier Green 500gig in use somewhere. It's 5200RPM though, so probably not what you want.
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Old 26th May 2012, 01:30 PM   #7
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The green drives are BS marketing. They are slow and use such a minutely less amount of power that it's not worth your time. Blue is...fine, I guess. Black is the only WD that you should bother with.
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If you search for reliable because you don't want to lose data you should consider getting another HDD for backups.
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