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Old 11-01-2009, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to purchase a new HD, was wondering what is a good mid line harddrive that would be worth purchasing.

looking for a lot of opinions.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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post your budget.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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doesnt matter, i dont need anything amazing but i dont want a pile of crap.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

what about that one?

newegg a good site to buy mid line hdd?
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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good price, but im looking for a little more space.. like 500 gigs.

any more suggestions anyone?
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

WD's Black line utilizes dual onboard CPUs and a 32MB cache for blazing speeds.
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I have this 640 GB SATA from Western Digital (at Newegg it is US $69.99).

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I compared the 640 GB link Trotter gave and my drive, and the difference (other than $5) is the cache is 32MB for the Black. Also it comes with a 5-yr warranty, so you are better to go with that one (the 640 GB Black).
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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hmm, how worried should i be about needing to take advantage of the warranty.
are these harddrives known to die soon?
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Not too worried at all, but for $5, why not ? They are excellent drives.
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Western Digital drives seem to last forever... I've had a WD800EB from like 8 years ago, and it's still running. I mainly use it as data storage, if that tells you how much I trust it.
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