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post #1 of 17
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Hey lads,

Just wanted to get a few proper opinions of this HDD from you guys please

Plan on buying it today, i don't plan on getting an SSD for this system till i upgrade, before people start recommending one lol.

Also i was just wondering if anyone knows if it would be better to image my OS from my current drive over to this and format the current? or just move all my storage to the new one and keep the OS on my current, sig rig is used for gaming and college work, nout much else.

Thanks for any input, its appreciated, really know shag all about HDDs tbh.
post #2 of 17
Get a samsung spinpoint F3 1TB, cheaper and an awsome drive, should get mine on sataday. also just take a image or clone the drive, thats what im going to be doing.
Edited by driftingforlife - 4/28/11 at 2:25pm
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post #3 of 17
Yeah. It looks decent. Although personally i would go with seagate. As for imaging your HDD.. It would be 10 times easier just to pop this one in your computer and use your old one to boot from until you get that SSD.
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WD Blacks are pretty good, and some people say they're even faster than F3's. But some other people say that they're not.
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post #5 of 17
From everything I've seen in my sort life, recommending seagate is by far the worst idea ever.

Just grab anything that it isn't seacrap.
+1 for the f3's
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I just picked up a

drive for less than that, that trades blows. Higher platter density makes for a surprisingly quick drive
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by lapengu View Post
Yeah. It looks decent. Although personally i would go with seagate. As for imaging your HDD.. It would be 10 times easier just to pop this one in your computer and use your old one to boot from until you get that SSD.
Seagate drives are dying left and right. Go read some NewEgg reviews on them. They are consistently lasting less than a year.

The only manufacturers worth looking at in the mechanical drive arena are the Samsung F3s referenced above(amazingly fast, cheap, high capacity drives @ $55-60 for 1tb), or the Western Digital Caviar drives (the green>blue>black depending on what your needs are, green being the 'green' power saving drives, blue being the middle of the line 'decent' performance drives, and the blacks being their high performance drives).

The F3s are faster/cheaper than the WDC drives, and plenty of them are available - it's really a no-brainer!

Happy shopping.
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post #8 of 17
Well - I have one myself - I got mine pretty cheap, so in this case a SpinPoint is probaly more value for the money. None the less - its a great drive, no problems. It perfoms as any simmilar drives in that price range

Hope it helped
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Quote:
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Seagate drives are dying left and right. Go read some NewEgg reviews on them. They are consistently lasting less than a year.
Not my experience with them. Ive had some Barracudas @ 7200 for nearly 2 years. No problems.. as of now. But now im a little worried. Oh well.
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post #10 of 17
It's a good drive, but if you can find a F3 for less, grab it instead. Every manufacturer has their defective drives, no company has a spotless track record.
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