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August 26, 2012 5:33:56 PM

Hello

Im finally upgrading my old 250Gb HDD to something bigger. But now i have something like 3 crossroads.
Maybe someone here has one of these HDD's and could share the experience of it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Maybe someone has something else, to recommend? Please, share your ideas and thoughts.
The max price for me is 120-130$
And what I need is:
- Large storage
- Good read/write speeds
- Kinda quiet and fast
- Sata II or Sata III, it doesnt matter.
- Good quality

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August 26, 2012 6:26:33 PM

I would recommend the Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB or SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB. The Samsung has half the cache of the WD, but is also quite a bit cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Larger sizes in your price range tend to start sacrificing speed and reliability, while also sporting very weak warranties. You can catch a Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB on sale now, but the warranty is only 1 year. The caviar greens sacrifice a bit of performance for low cost/low power, but are some of the quieter drives. Check the comments for failure rates before settling on one, and you should be fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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