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July 15, 2013 6:42:02 AM

I am looking to get a new hard drive and would like some help. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! What I am looking for is a 1TB hard drive, that also has fairly quick read/write speeds, is durable, and around 100 dollars (preferably cheaper than 100).

I was looking at this drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance!
-Clay

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a b G Storage
July 15, 2013 6:44:46 AM

That is a good pick. The Western Digital Blue 1TB is $60, but the warranty time is cut in comparison to the Black edition.
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a b G Storage
July 15, 2013 6:56:12 AM

WD Black drives are some of the best available right now, not just in performance but in reliability and warranty support. We use those exact hard drives in a good number of our custom builds from my office.
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July 15, 2013 6:58:24 AM

ksham said:
That is a good pick. The Western Digital Blue 1TB is $60, but the warranty time is cut in comparison to the Black edition.


Ok, thanks for the reply! I will probably just go with the Black and spend a extra 20-30 dollars. But thank you for the quick response!
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July 16, 2013 6:25:35 PM

choucove said:
WD Black drives are some of the best available right now, not just in performance but in reliability and warranty support. We use those exact hard drives in a good number of our custom builds from my office.


Thanks for the reply, I went to best buy to see in they had any caviar black drives in stock and I guess they don't carry them anymore. But they guy said that their new "Mainstream" drives were better. Does anyone know if this is true or should I just go with the caviar black? Thanks.

This is the drive he was talking about: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Mainstream+1TB+Internal+Ser...;jsessionid=DA0BD402BC5EB87658D427F2BC0BC904.bbolsp-app01-167?id=1219011388237&skuId=9312067&st=wd%20mainstream&cp=1&lp=6
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a b G Storage
July 16, 2013 7:42:06 PM

The drive that you linked to (what they are calling the WD "Mainstream"?) is far from the WD Black drive. First, this is a SATA 3 Gbps drive, while the WD Black is a SATA 6 Gbps interface. The WD Black has 64 MB onboard cache which can make a pretty great difference in performance, and comes with a 5 year warranty versus the 2 year of the "mainstream". I would not recommend it.
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July 16, 2013 8:34:56 PM

choucove said:
The drive that you linked to (what they are calling the WD "Mainstream"?) is far from the WD Black drive. First, this is a SATA 3 Gbps drive, while the WD Black is a SATA 6 Gbps interface. The WD Black has 64 MB onboard cache which can make a pretty great difference in performance, and comes with a 5 year warranty versus the 2 year of the "mainstream". I would not recommend it.


Ok thanks for the information!
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