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March 3, 2014 8:55:27 AM

looking for some help on which sata hard drive to go for.

the first is a Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M101MBB (hard drive - 1 TB - SATA-300) and a 3Gb/s.

the other is a western digital WD7500BPVX BLUE 750gb which says it has a 6Gb/s but some sites are saying it has a interface of 3Gb.

both are for a laptop. i currently have a samsung HM501ii 500gb sata III 3gb interface.

my question is what should i go for and why? they are not that much in price between them. thanks in advance

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March 3, 2014 12:46:01 PM

Since you're already looking at a 2.5" drive, why not consider an SSD? An SSD for the OS and a few primary programs would make your system feel snappier and mass storage needs can be done externally.
Just throwing it out there for consideration
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March 3, 2014 4:00:56 PM

C12Friedman said:
Since you're already looking at a 2.5" drive, why not consider an SSD? An SSD for the OS and a few primary programs would make your system feel snappier and mass storage needs can be done externally.
Just throwing it out there for consideration



thanks c12friedman

will think about that too. just wish ssd was a little cheaper. can you also tell me is sata 6Gb/s backwards compatible with 3Gb/s as my current hard drive is 3Gb/s
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March 3, 2014 4:30:12 PM

Yes, sata3 (6GB/s) is backwards compatible with sata2 (3GB/s). Not many HDD's can fully use a sata2 interface much less a sata3.
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March 3, 2014 4:31:28 PM

Yes, SATA is backward compatible, there was an interesting article about SATA II and SATA III speeds not too long ago (that I can't seem to locate) and the performance losses (if any) between the two
SSD's are still a bit pricy but that's why a smaller one (usually about 80-180GB) is used just as a primary drive with almost everything else (that can be) done from an external HDD
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March 6, 2014 10:59:46 AM

popatim said:
Yes, sata3 (6GB/s) is backwards compatible with sata2 (3GB/s). Not many HDD's can fully use a sata2 interface much less a sata3.


thanks for the reply and info on sata being backwards compatible. :) 
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March 6, 2014 11:01:19 AM

C12Friedman said:
Yes, SATA is backward compatible, there was an interesting article about SATA II and SATA III speeds not too long ago (that I can't seem to locate) and the performance losses (if any) between the two
SSD's are still a bit pricy but that's why a smaller one (usually about 80-180GB) is used just as a primary drive with almost everything else (that can be) done from an external HDD


thanks friedman for the info there. will think about doing that. just seen that 1TB sata's are coming down so might get one of them and a SSD for the primary. :) 

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