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Suggestions for replacement Hard Drive

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Last response: in Storage
July 13, 2012 9:59:32 PM

I'm looking to purchase ASAP (i.e., before any more bills come due lol)
Approximate price range: ~$100
Preferred purchase site: www.newegg.com

I'm already running Win7 Ultimate 64-bit on a 90GB OCZ Sata-3 SSD, so this replacement hard drive would be for non-primary programs (for example: firefox, my document suite and a few very other items are already installed on the SSD), multimedia storage, games, and so forth.

I'm thinking the following are the specs I want to buy:
SATA-3 (6 Gbps), 64MB cache, 7200 rpm, 1TB capacity... (Reference newegg link for comparison)

However, for the uses I've outlined above, I'm open to suggestions. I just want the best proverbial bang for my buck.


Thanks, TH community, in advance! You all rock!

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a c 280 G Storage
July 13, 2012 11:24:16 PM

That is the same drive I would buy if shopping.
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July 14, 2012 1:32:02 AM

Thanks, rolli59.

Any other thoughts from the peanut gallery?
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a c 143 G Storage
July 14, 2012 1:46:43 AM

I'm a bigger fan of Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB drives but with the current pricing of HDDs, the Seagate is a good deal. Another note though, there is no real need for SATA-3 for a mechanical drive, so if you find a cheaper SATA-2, you would just as well off.
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a c 280 G Storage
July 14, 2012 1:59:16 AM

^+1 That is correct about the SATA speed. To make myself clear I would be buying the same drive because of the price.
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July 14, 2012 2:14:12 AM

I've got 2 of the samsung f3's, both are still working flawlessly.
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