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Discussion in 'Computer & IT Forum' started by dontworry, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. dontworry

    dontworry New Member

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    My 250GB hard drive is about to fail and totally full, so I am looking at buying a bigger one. I have lot of movies and songs on my hard drive and want them on my new hard drive. I can't decide whether to get a nice 1TB or a cheap 2TB. I want to use it as my main hard drive. Can anyone give me some advice on what hard drive should I buy? BTW my budget is under $75.

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    I havent looked at the hard drive market for at least 5 years but when i was western digital used to be the best Seagate were not to bad and Maxtor were terrible, I dont know if anything has changed since then but personally i would go and get a 2TB rather than a 1TB.
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    Hitachi makes some of the best hardrives on the market, followed by westerndigital.

    Get an SATA, 1 terabyte, 32meg cache hitachi, and you should be happy. I think my hitachi 1 terabyte drive cost something like $69 at Frys.

    Majorgeeks has a program that can test harddrive speed.
    My new hitachi shows to be at 130mbs.
    An older 160 gig SATA drive I have in my system test at something like 60mbs.
    An IDE drive I have in my system test at something like 30mbs.

    You might want to take a look at this study - Study: A Look At Hard Drive Reliability In Russia : Practical Relevance

    Its from a Russian data recovery company and it compares the different types of harddrives on the market.

    Average drive life:
    Seagate - 1.5 - 3 years
    Western digital - 1.5 - 3.5 years
    Hitachi - 5 years
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    The basic principle about HDD is if you use more it will fail the sooner.
    you have to maintain the hdd well organized other wise it will die within a year also some times.
    one should reduce the disk access by compacting the datas all together
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    2TB is good because it has bigger capacity but you should also consider the brand.
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    i prefer 2tb because i didn't saw any faults in hard drives,so you should go for 2 tb
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    Basically all hard drive are the same. I suggest that you invest on hard drive that has a good warranty and RMA. What I recommend is Seagate, base on my experience I haven't encountered any problem when I send back my hard drive, within 3 days I have my hard drive delivered to my door step for free without shipping charges of course you should be under warranty.
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    I Prefer 2TB because it has bigger capacity And every company provide almost same price and Warranty.
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    As you budget is below 75$ so I think it is little bit difficult for you to get branded 2TB HDD. Anyway you should check the below links. To get the more details, I'd recommend you to visit the nearest shop from your location.


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    I agree with alexclark.I also Prefer 2TB.:)
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    since you are going to use it as main disk i would suggest you to take less than 1TB if you go higher your system may get slower and slower
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    There are so many companies in the market and they offer different type of quality with their product some latest hard drive in the market are:- Seagate Expansion external 2TB 8.15 whose coast is something $89.99, WD Elements external 1.5 TB 3.5 $69.99 some others but as you said according to your budget you can choose any one of them.
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    I'd say you look at the Brand! As it says a lot about the product!!
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    Buy a good 1TB hard drive and transfer all your data into the new hard disk.
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    its better to have a backup in a new 2TB harddisk and then install OS in new HDD and use it.
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    You can buy 2TB hard disk because it generally won't give any trouble.
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    First of all thanks for sharing your valuable suggestions with us.

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