Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

What Hard Drive should I get?

Tags:
  • Hard Drives
  • Computer
  • Storage
  • Product
Last response: in Storage
Share
December 13, 2010 1:49:57 PM

Despite taking a Computer Course in Highschool, I've forgotten so much I learned about HDD's.

Basically, I'm looking to purchase another HDD for my PC, I currently have a 500GB HDD but with the amount of po- games I have on it I'm running out of space, and I also heard it was a good idea to leave your C (Default, I think) Directory clean, as it helps with the speed of how fast your PC operates (Not hardware wise).

I think there is 2 types of HDD's, Solid State and, well, something else, I can't remember.

What I'm wanting to know is what HDD is better for Gaming, should I buy a slower but more spacious HDD or go with a smaller but faster HDD to run my games off?

If anyone has any HDD's to recommend me I'd appreciate it greatly, I'm looking to spend about £90 max.

If I have missed out any information, please feel free to ask for it.

Thanks for any help.

More about : hard drive

December 13, 2010 5:51:56 PM

An SSD will give you the best performance. A typical setup with an SSD is that for the boot drive and than add a standard hard drive (spindle drive) for file storage and program installations (for stuff that won't fit on / fill up the SSD boot drive).

IMHO...
The SSD of choice would be the OCZ Agility 2 60 GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And the HDD of choice would be either the Samsung F3 or Hitachi Deskstar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If just needing to add an additional drive for storage (not a boot drive) then look at the 2TB drive below.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 13, 2010 6:45:06 PM

Gah!!!! NO HITACHI!!! :o 

Go WD Black all the way. Wonderful performance and reliability. I'm running two WD1001FALS drives in my desktop for over a year in RAID0 with no drama. R/W Speeds are 200MB/s in multpile real-world applications. Most SSDs are 300MB/s, so for under $200, you get near-SSD performance for half the cost, along with 20x the storage.
Related resources
December 13, 2010 7:11:43 PM

Gah!!! NO WD!!! :-) I had a rash of WD failures. Yet to have one with Hitachi or Samsung... The article below assisted me in making this "switch" away from WD. A little dated, but still shows consistencies in the manufacturing. ...just my preference.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/hdd-reliability-sto...
December 13, 2010 7:28:30 PM

sadams04 said:
Gah!!! NO WD!!! :-) I had a rash of WD failures. Yet to have one with Hitachi or Samsung... The article below assisted me in making this "switch" away from WD. A little dated, but still shows consistencies in the manufacturing. ...just my preference.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/hdd-reliability-sto...


Allow me to clarify: Anything WD that isn't the black series is GARBAGE!!!

I think we can both agree on Samsung in that case! XD
December 13, 2010 7:33:11 PM

I'm gonna update it a little bit, this HDD or SSD I'm looking for is for extra space, not a boot drive, and I plan on mostly launching games off of it, so it would also need to have more space, so would a HDD still be best?

I'm looking at that 2TB HDD you sent me, it looks good, I'm thinking about that one if nothing else pops up.
!