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Hello all, I am looking for a HDD for my woman's computer. At this time she is using a 250gb HDD and it seems not to be responding very good. It is a older model and is a 3.0 plugged into a 6.0 sata port. So if anyone out there knows of a good running fast and nicely priced HDD please let me know, Owners preferred on feedback thanks.
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I would personally get any size Western Digital Caviar Black for the sole reason that these are "built to be abused" and also they're faster, more reliable and can handle higher temps. They also have 5-years warranty

WD Black 500 SATA III - WD5003AZEX
WD Black 1TB SATA 6 - WD1002FAEX

Currently I have eight 1TB WDC Blacks as files and movie storage, also I seriously seldom turn off my computer because I run it like a server. I can also suggest the WDC Black Enterprise Class drives, these are the more badass brother of the WDC Black. Got two of these enterprise class as well and I can say, I wished I had more of these as well. I use these to boot, application and games.

Going back you said nicely priced if the one your after is reasonably priced, just go with the Samsung SpinPoint F3 series. Its fast and very cheap.
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I would personally get any size Western Digital Caviar Black for the sole reason that these are "built to be abused" and also they're faster, more reliable and can handle higher temps. They also have 5-years warranty

WD Black 500 SATA III - WD5003AZEX
WD Black 1TB SATA 6 - WD1002FAEX

Currently I have eight 1TB WDC Blacks as files and movie storage, also I seriously seldom turn off my computer because I run it like a server. I can also suggest the WDC Black Enterprise Class drives, these are the more badass brother of the WDC Black. Got two of these enterprise class as well and I can say, I wished I had more of these as well. I use these to boot, application and games.

Going back you said nicely priced if the one your after is reasonably priced, just go with the Samsung SpinPoint F3 series. Its fast and very cheap.

Thank you for this info I will look into these, I think that my HDD might be a WD Black 1TB one. I got a WD blue and it was doa, and rma it got back one of those blacks. I have looked but all I could find is other models not just that single model. again thanks
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Barracuda .14 1TB single platter version. Currently amongst if not the fastest 7200RPM mainstream drives in the market.

The 2TB for instance has an average sequential read of amost 170MB/s.

It only costs around 10-15€ more than the 500GB variant (which uses 500GB platters, much slower), and you get twice the storage and a crapton more of performance.
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Barracuda .14 1TB single platter version. Currently amongst if not the fastest 7200RPM mainstream drives in the market.

The 2TB for instance has an average sequential read of amost 170MB/s.

It only costs around 10-15€ more than the 500GB variant (which uses 500GB platters, much slower), and you get twice the storage and a crapton more of performance.

Thanks will check that one out also
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

Barracuda .14 1TB single platter version. Currently amongst if not the fastest 7200RPM mainstream drives in the market.

The 2TB for instance has an average sequential read of amost 170MB/s.

It only costs around 10-15€ more than the 500GB variant (which uses 500GB platters, much slower), and you get twice the storage and a crapton more of performance.

Really? NICE! If you prefer Western Digital for some reason, the WD10EZEX (1 TB Blue) gets great sequential speeds too at 150-160 MB/s. Not quite as good, but an option if the price is lots better. Unfortunately WD Blacks are the only way to get a decent warranty (5 years). Their other models and most other brands offer 2 or 3 years usually. But the WD Blue for sure uses one platter, and it's likely that the (2 TB) Barracuda uses two, giving you fewer points of failure.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that SATA speeds don't really matter for HDDs. You might pick up a tiny bit of performance from the cache, but it's negligible. As long as the port is SATA II, the HDD won't be bottlenecked.
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I found a good priced Seagate Barracuda 250gb sata III for 40.00 bucks brand new and that will work well I hope


Thanks for all the replies and Info
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