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I feel like mine is dying already. It shows 560GB Total when it was originally 640GB. lol. so i thought it was time to upgrade.

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The HD103SJ is hand's down the best 1TB drive, and the same price (sometimes cheaper if you catch a sale). Your drive probably isn't dying though. All drives have less capacity than actually advertised, it's just how it works and you never noticed it. For example my 2TB drive only is 1.81TB and my 128GB SSD is 119GB.
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If your HDD is still wokring god, then it shouldn't matter.

Also get the first one because it has a higher cache and 6.0 gbps.
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The HD103SJ is hand's down the best 1TB drive, and the same price (sometimes cheaper if you catch a sale). Your drive probably isn't dying though. All drives have less capacity than actually advertised, it's just how it works and you never noticed it. For example my 2TB drive only is 1.81TB and my 128GB SSD is 119GB.
its an 80GB difference :O I thought the difference was like 2-5GB's not 80.

@FasterX the thing is this morning it wouldn't boot into my OS, i had to restart like twice.
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All four of my Caviar Blue 640GB drives are showing as 596GB. That's where they should be. The difference is a percentage point (like ~7%?), so the larger the drive, the more it differs.

If it's performing fine, I'd try and run some tests to see if it has alot of bad sector if it's down to that. These are generally reliable drives, but anything can fail, and back in their time, they performed near the top. It could be the drive, but make sure it is before you buy something which may not be confirmed to be the cause. For example, test other stuff (RAM, CPU, use stock settings, etc.) to make sure.

If you have to replace it now, grab a Samsung Spinpoint of some sorts. It should be a similar price, and new (skip the recertified), and faster. Do it while they're left. Samsung availability has dropped since Seagate bought them, so get them while you can. They're cheap, and yet about the fastest mechanical drives there are. I say this preferring Western Digital, mind you.
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Also get the first one because it has a higher cache and 6.0 gbps.
Doesn't matter if it's SATA II or SATA III on a mechanical drive for single drive purposes. Neither can saturate SATA II as it is. Don't make it a factor. It's moot.
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All four of my Caviar Blue 640GB drives are showing as 596GB. That's where they should be. The difference is a percentage point (like ~7%?), so the larger the drive, the more it differs.

If it's performing fine, I'd try and run some tests to see if it has alot of bad sector if it's down to that. These are generally reliable drives, but anything can fail, and back in their time, they performed near the top. It could be the drive, but make sure it is before you buy something which may not be confirmed to be the cause. For example, test other stuff (RAM, CPU, use stock settings, etc.) to make sure.

If you have to replace it now, grab a Samsung Spinpoint of some sorts. It should be a similar price, and new (skip the recertified), and faster. Do it while they're left. Samsung availability has dropped since Seagate bought them, so get them while you can. They're cheap, and yet about the fastest mechanical drives there are. I say this preferring Western Digital, mind you.Doesn't matter if it's SATA II or SATA III on a mechanical drive for single drive purposes. Neither can saturate SATA II as it is. Don't make it a factor. It's moot.

I just ran SeaTools from seagate and all the tests passed. I also looked at the Disk Management thing and it says my OS is healthy. imma try to free up some drive space and see what happens. thank you.
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its an 80GB difference :O I thought the difference was like 2-5GB's not 80.

@FasterX the thing is this morning it wouldn't boot into my OS, i had to restart like twice.
It should probably be around 596GB. Don't know how it ended up that low.

Run HDTune error scan (full scan, not quick scan) and it will let you know of something is wrong. You can also check the S.M.A.R.T error report under the Health tab.
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didn't even wanna pay 80$ for a hard drive. xD

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It should probably be around 596GB. Don't know how it ended up that low.

Run HDTune error scan (full scan, not quick scan) and it will let you know of something is wrong. You can also check the S.M.A.R.T error report under the Health tab.
I will try HDTune. thanks
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I feel like mine is dying already. It shows 560GB Total when it was originally 640GB. lol. so i thought it was time to upgrade.
That's not how drives fail. But running out of space is a fine reason to upgrade.

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its an 80GB difference :O I thought the difference was like 2-5GB's not 80.
It's a percentage. Jumps ~2.4% every time you go up a prefix. Kilo -> Mega -> Giga -> Tera. That's why a 2TB drive is actually ~1.81TiB in Windows. (But with TiB written wrong)

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The HD103SJ is hand's down the best 1TB drive, and the same price (sometimes cheaper if you catch a sale).
It's a very decent and affordable drive.

I don't trust Recertified stuff as much, so I'd probably go that route.

And avoid the RE3 for drives that won't be in RAID.

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I just ran SeaTools from seagate and all the tests passed. I also looked at the Disk Management thing and it says my OS is healthy. imma try to free up some drive space and see what happens. thank you.
Use this -> http://windirstat.info/

It really helps you track those gigabytes down.
     
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Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
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Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 @ 4.6ghz 1.425v Sabertooth 990FX Zotac GTX 1070 Amp! 32GB (4x8GB) Kingston Fury 1866mhz CL10 1T 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Hitachi 2TB - HDS723020BLA64 Crucial M500 960GB - CT960M500SSD1 WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 2TB - ST2000DM001 WD 640GB Black - WD6401AALS Seagate 6TB - ST6000DM001 Micron M500 - MTFDDAK480MAV 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Pioneer DVR-115DBK Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE LG GH22NS90 Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15 Fractal Design 140mm Fan - FD-FAN-140 Fractal Design 120mm Fan - FD-FAN-120 Windows 7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samsung 2343BWX 23" (2048x1152) BenQ GW2765HT 27" IPS LCD Monitor (2560x1440) Genius Keyboard KB-G235 PA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
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