Suggestions for replacement Hard Drive

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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  1. That is the same drive I would buy if shopping.
  2. Thanks, rolli59.

    Any other thoughts from the peanut gallery?
  3. 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.
  4. ^+1 That is correct about the SATA speed. To make myself clear I would be buying the same drive because of the price.
  5. I've got 2 of the samsung f3's, both are still working flawlessly.
  6. Current Samsung F3 has Seagate on the sticker but is still the same Samsung drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 will be phased out now that Seagate has bought their HDD division.
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