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Hey guys quick question...

Newegg has some good sales on HDDs this week. i have a Samsung 7200, TB in my computer now. theres a good price on a 2 TB WD i wanna get.

is there any downer to having two different brands of hard drives, and sizes, AND speeds?
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No .. not really, as long as use uses the farstest one as the system drive, and the other/others for storage you should be perfectly fine

Hope you will enjoy your new HDD

Of course you can use the slower one as system drive, but I'll recommend to use the fastest one for system, since your PC will be running more smoothly

But to answer your question with one word: No - there is no downside for using different harddirves, I personally have 5 HDD's installed from 3 different brands
Edited by FreakaZoidDK - 5/23/11 at 9:03am
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No .. not really, as long as use uses the farstest one as the system drive, and the other/others for storage you should be perfectly fine

Hope you will enjoy your new HDD

Of course you can use the slower one as system drive, but I'll recommend to use the fastest one for system, since your PC will be running more smoothly

But to answer your question with one word: No - there is no downside for using different harddirves, I personally have 5 HDD's installed from 3 different brands
thanks buddy! well imma dual boot it so its gonna be a second OS but i getcha
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thanks buddy! well imma dual boot it so its gonna be a second OS but i getcha
Whatever suits your needs .. Have fun
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Whatever suits your needs .. Have fun
thank you my friend +rep for qquick and informative reply
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post #6 of 6
Unless your doing RAID its fine having different brands and speeds
I have like 3 different drives in my PC.

Use the fastest for the boot drive and the other for storage
    
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