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Need help in buying new ssd+hdd

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November 13, 2012 6:47:47 PM

I am currently using a Hitachi 160gb SATA II hdd, and, as you could guess, it's very small and slow. I am interested in buying a new SSD and HDD, but i have no idea which ones are good.

I am looking into buying a ~120gb SSD, for the OS and programmes and whatnot, and a 1tb HDD for, well, everything else.

As for the price, i would like it to be up to, and maybe just a bit more than 200$, and, ofc, if investing 20-30$ more will give me a much better product, then it's ok.

I was looking at a Samsung 830 series 120gb ssd, and at Seagate Barracuda 1tb Sata3 HDD. If these are not very fast and reliable, then please add your suggestions.

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a c 318 G Storage
November 13, 2012 7:31:17 PM

Samsung 830 is a great SSD, you should be able to get one for around $80 on sale (just wait a few days, and if you watch for it you can get a 256Gb for around $150) and Newegg has a 1Tb Seagate for $49 today: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- your total $200 budget can get you a 256Gb SSD and 1Tb HDD. :) 
November 13, 2012 7:50:18 PM

Thank you very much for the reply, i'm happy to know they are good drives, but the problem is, i live in Europe, i just converted the prices from amazon.de ( EUR to USD ). It seems that the prices are quite a bit different. Here, the barracuda costs 70e ( around 75-80$ ) and the samsung costs 95e ( around 100-110$ ).

Basically, i want to know if i could get something better for a similar price.
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November 13, 2012 7:53:22 PM

RealBeast said:
Samsung 830 is a great SSD, you should be able to get one for around $80 on sale (just wait a few days, and if you watch for it you can get a 256Gb for around $150) and Newegg has a 1Tb Seagate for $49 today: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- your total $200 budget can get you a 256Gb SSD and 1Tb HDD. :) 


for 200 that is a steal high way robbery. I like the samsung 830 I have that exact model and 1 tb seagate drive that's cheap to.
a c 318 G Storage
November 13, 2012 7:53:46 PM

Nope, the 830 is a first tier SSD and most 1Tb HDDs are equally reliable now.
November 13, 2012 7:56:42 PM

RealBeast said:
Nope, the 830 is a first tier SSD and most 1Tb HDDs are equally reliable now.



I'm in agreeance you in most cases could get that ssd for 200 dollars let alone that hard drive and that ssd for 200 that is a steal/deal. :ouch: 
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