New HDD: Suggestions? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-12-2007, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Warrington, U.K
Posts: 46
Default New HDD: Suggestions?

I need a new HDD for my operating system as the current one only has 1.65gb left on it, and there is little room for expansion there. So I was looking at buying a new one, only I have very little knowledge of HDDs (not bought one before - got 2 - one which came with the PC, one which was given to me).

Looking at other people's builds on here, between 250gb-320gb per HDD seems about average. The two that keep coming up in my searches are Western Digital Raptor and Seagate Barracuda, as being the best ones.

But to me, a student on a budget with more PC parts to purchase, it seems the Raptor is out of my price range, so is the Seagate Barracuda the best one for me?

And whats the deal with this .10 on the end? Is this perpendicular?
__________________

SamPNE is offline  
Old 10-12-2007, 07:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Deadpixel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 844
Default Re: New HDD: Suggestions?

The barracudas would be an excellent choice!
__________________

Deadpixel is offline  
Old 10-12-2007, 07:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
SirCyber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: In a yellow Submarine
Posts: 1,113
Send a message via Yahoo to SirCyber
Default Re: New HDD: Suggestions?

IDE or SATA?
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB Hard Drive - 7200, 8MB, Serial ATA-300, OEM ST3250310AS at TigerDirect.com for the barracuda. more data can be put on for cheaper price.
Newegg.com - Buy Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! the raptor, overall a better, faster HDD. for IDE they are mostly inexpensive, stick to WD or Maxtor for those
__________________
EVGA X58 Classified, EVGA GTX 275 CO-OP Edition, Intel Core i7 230@2.68GHz, 1080W Enermax Evolution, 6GB G-Skill DDR3@8-8-8-19

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mak213
Knowledge is power. Power is nothing if it is not shared.
SirCyber is offline  
Old 10-12-2007, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: New HDD: Suggestions?

Budget?

Get this: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Seagate is the best HDD brand. This HDD is comparable in performance to those 10K Raptors. For $85, it's in anyones budget.
__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 10-12-2007, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Warrington, U.K
Posts: 46
Default Re: New HDD: Suggestions?

My budget is about £50.

As for IDE or SATA, isn't SATA better than IDE, which is now quite old? I would prefer SATA for getting rid of those massive cables from IDE drives though!

I am looking at that exact same HDD peterhuang, for £50 you can't go wrong.

Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK
SamPNE is offline  
Old 10-12-2007, 07:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: New HDD: Suggestions?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamPNE View Post
My budget is about £50.

As for IDE or SATA, isn't SATA better than IDE, which is now quite old? I would prefer SATA for getting rid of those massive cables from IDE drives though!

I am looking at that exact same HDD peterhuang, for £50 you can't go wrong.

Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK
Yup, for 50 pounds, it's definitely a deal.
__________________

__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Secondary HDD and DVD+-RW not recognized Hockey390 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 10-12-2007 07:42 PM
Help installing an HDD aetherh4cker System Upgrades 1 10-12-2007 06:19 PM
Salvaing Old HDD marblez System Upgrades 3 10-02-2007 01:52 AM
HDD crash leo572 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 09-30-2007 10:35 PM
External HDD Question Riznarf Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 09-20-2007 11:07 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.