I need another hard drive but which to get? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-05-2006, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 376
Send a message via AIM to Saint71
Default I need another hard drive but which to get?

I need another hard drive to store my ever growning collection of junk. Im thinking a 250 gig will do for now. Anyone know what is popular right now or good.

Saint71 is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
adam02's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 353

Try to stick with SEAGATE or WESTERN DIGITAL drives, theyre great.

Look into the Western Digital 250GB 2500KS or something.

adam02 is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 10:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
Elbatrop1's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4,057

I agree with adam. WD and SG seem to have made quite the name for themselves in terms of quality. I actually have one of each in my computer right now. Not to mention 250GB HDs seem to be giving the best bang for your buck.

Intel E6750...........PSN: ELBATROP
XFX nForce 650i Ultra
Patriot PC2-6400 8GB (4x2GB)
eVGA 9800GT
36GB WD Raptor
120GB SG
Logitech X-530
Samsung SyncMaster 931c
Samsung SyncMaster 750s
Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Elbatrop1 is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 10:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,556

I think Seagate have the lowest failure rate of all drives, followed by WD
but try to aviod Maxtor
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 10:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 376
Send a message via AIM to Saint71

Ok which one of these two should I get.



Im thinking the Segate is the best choice.
Saint71 is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 10:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: uk
Posts: 2,417

WD has more cache and its cheaper!??
jonny_uk is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 11:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
The Angriest of Amoebas
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,180

I would go for the WD drive in this case. It's cheaper, more cache, and has a faster seek time.
toxicity_27 is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 11:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 640

Yea, from those, WD.
Green Radience is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 12:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
ulater6000's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Alaska
Posts: 757
Send a message via AIM to ulater6000 Send a message via Yahoo to ulater6000

I used to use WD, but I got Maxtor in my last build and I love it... Im now a Maxtor HDD person.
CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching
ulater6000 is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 03:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 430
Send a message via AIM to tehdigit

western digital is the most reliable/stable drives there are

go with the WD

Nothing to It
Sponsored by Subway, Steel Series, XFire, Xsessive Hosting

<A HREF=http://ubanimator.com><IMG SRC=http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6241/userbar543957wu.gif><A>
<A HREF=http://ubanimator.com><IMG SRC=http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1992/userbar544009id.gif><A>
tehdigit is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.