Which HDD to buy? Tags: Hard Drives Storage Product Last response: August 3, 2012 5:08 PM in Storage Share ForYourHealth August 3, 2012 2:38:47 AM I recently bought a SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive but now I don't know if it's the right drive to buy. Mostly I am bothered that it is 5400 rpm (an accident on my part, distracted by a good sale) and that the quality of these "samsung" drives have declined since they were bought out by Seagate. Is this still a good, reliable drive? If you had to buy an HDD right now with at least 1tb storage to be used for storing games (using a 128gb SSD for OS), what would you buy? Preferably from Newegg. All of the terrible reviews make me scared and I have no idea which model/brand is reliable. Also, do I need 7200 over 5400? 6.0 gb/s over 3.0 gb/s? What about price point? I am completely clueless and stories of people's drives dying kind of freak me out. So if you had to go on Newegg and choose a hard drive for game storage, which would you choose? Thanks so much for the help! More about : hdd buy dingo07 a b G Storage August 3, 2012 2:56:13 AM Which HDD I purchase would depend on my budget, which, I might add you do not mention ------ Here's a quick search ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi... m 0 l ForYourHealth August 3, 2012 4:30:19 AM Okay, around $100, which is the price I payed for the Samsung Ecogreen (AKA, seagate) m 0 l Related resources Which HDD should I buy? - Forum Which co. Makes good internal hdd..need to buy - Forum Which HDD to buy ? - Forum Which hdd should I buy, or save up for new CPU? - Forum Which HDD to buy ? Plz suggest... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dingo07 a b G Storage August 3, 2012 1:07:12 PM 7200 RPM drives are not that cheap, yet, you'll be lucky to find one on sale at that price, if at all ------ Well, I happen to find this... I stand corrected! http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=WD10EALX-DT&cat... ---------- From what I understand all HDD have a physical threshold transfer speed of about 125 MBps, which is just shy of half the bus speed of SATA 2 m 0 l eXistenZ August 3, 2012 5:08:33 PM Isn't there a newegg sale on the F3 until Aug 6th ?? $89.99 with $15 off = $75 F3 sale SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which HDD do I buy? Forum Which HDD should i buy now? Forum Which HDD to buy? Forum Which HDD Buy for the PCH-A110...? Forum SolvedPlease suggest me to buy wd 1tb internal hdd Forum SolvedPlz suggest me to buy new 1tb internal hdd Forum SolvedCloning a HDD to a new one. Will I have to buy Windows again? Forum SolvedHow do i know if a hard drive (hdd or ssd) is classified as "basic disk" or "dynamic disk" before i buy it? Forum Solvedwhich company makes the most reliable HDD Forum SolvedI can't decide which kind of WD I should get Black or Blue HDD? Forum SolvedWhich SSD to Replace my HDD? Forum SolvedWhat HDD should I buy? (Replacing dud one) Forum SolvedWhich one HDD is better for me Wd blue green or seagate Forum SolvedRecommended 1TB HDD to buy - Hard Drives - Storage Forum SolvedWhich is the best HDD between these two? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !