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i was wondering which company is the best to buy a hard drive from and this always confuses me the most if i use raido 0 and i have 2tb will my pc read the 2tb or would it be 1 tb and also i am looking for a 1tb hdd if that makes a difference. sorry for not putting in the effort for correcting anything i just really want this answered quick so i can go buy me a hdd and also is oem hdd ok.
post #2 of 17
Define best.

Best performance?
Best price/GB?
Best reliability?
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best cost/performance for a mechanical drive is the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb
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what i mean by best is what hdd is best overall
like everything
post #5 of 17
Preformance = ssd's

Price/ storage/ reliability = sammy f3 1tb
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post #6 of 17
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well thanks for the helping i guess i cant find the sammy f3 so i going with segate but just one more questoin how fast would my boot up time be if i where to get another 1tb at 7200 rpm how much would ihave to wait for boot up time thanks
post #7 of 17
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well thanks for the helping i guess i cant find the sammy f3 so i going with segate but just one more questoin how fast would my boot up time be if i where to get another 1tb at 7200 rpm how much would ihave to wait for boot up time thanks
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post #8 of 17
Raid 0 2 x 1 tb hd's = 2 TB hd
Raid 1 2 x 1 tb hd's = 1 tb hd


Its according to the raid version you use, and I have had great luck with WD, Seagate, and samsung

But the Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB is by far the fastest drive I own
post #9 of 17
For me I went with the Hitachi 2Tb drive. Hitachi has some of the lowest failure rates and highest speeds of a 7200RPM hdd. You can find them on sale often as well.
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For me I went with the Hitachi 2Tb drive. Hitachi has some of the lowest failure rates and highest speeds of a 7200RPM hdd. You can find them on sale often as well.
Isn't that why they're frequently referred to as Deathstars?


Also the only Laptop HD i've ever seen fail was a friend's Hitachi in a dell
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