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Old 01-05-2008, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just need some recommendations. I just had to delete a game to make room for COD4. I have been using an 80GB SATA drive from my last computer, but that is not sufficient enough with Crysis, COD4, HL2, CS:S, TF2, and GH3 all installed. I don't even have any space for music or videos, just about 8 CDs backed up right now.

Anyways. Somewhere between 250 and 500 GB is what I am looking for but I have been looking at the Raptors also. I want to spend between $100 and $200.

Also, I would like to transfer everything on my 80GB over to the new one.....I have never done this. What is the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way?
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Raptors are overpriced.

Get: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

There are several options to transfer files. The best for this situation is to use a disk clone software to clone the current drive to the new one then extend the partition.
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as far as transffering goes, not sure there is a way that wont make you want to stab somebody... but it would be fastest to just install all the games again. For music, if you have a large flashdrive, depending on hoe much music you got that isnt on a CD already, that would work.

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

its a great HD. Very reliable, fairly large, will definately hold all of your space needs for a while. its also FAST. The raptors are fairly old and the 7200.11 is fairly new. I think you will be VERY happy with this HD.

in my opinion the raptors are overpriced and overhyped.

EDIT: peter beat me ... anyways, get that HD, its great.
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I will definately consider that one. I bought a Seagate Barracuda in 2005 for an Operating Systems class and it was terrible. We had to use IDE HDDs in that class so it wasn't a SATA.......but I was always waiting for the **** thing to format.
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this one performs similar to a raptor
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