Looking to install a HDD, need help :)

Hello,

My computer seems a bit different than some of the tutorials I looked at. Im pretty confident I know its ok but just wondering if someone can look at these two photos:

http://imageshack.us/g/706/20130303145953.jpg/

Are those plugs the usual for SATA3? I know that they are L-Shaped, but are they generally that close? By the looks of my case its designed for easy swapping, but I just want to make sure. I checked inside aswell and it says SATA3, so looks good?

Looking to get a 250gb 10K RPM HDD to record onto.

Thanks!
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  1. If they are made that way, it's because they can fit drives. And yes the plugs are very close, not like molex and ide.


    - The Brownie
  2. Yeah, one is the conecto to the motherboard, the other is the PSU connector

    Forget the 10K Drive, go for a SSD
  3. leandrodafontoura said:
    Yeah, one is the conecto to the motherboard, the other is the PSU connector

    Forget the 10K Drive, go for a SSD


    I was actually just about to ask this, since I was doing some research on em.

    Does a SATA 3 SDD use the same connectors as the HDD by chance? Or would I have to scrap using my picture's cages if I went with SSD?

    Im mainly getting a second drive for recording onto, does SSD also have the better write speeds for such things?

    Thanks
  4. Well it depends on the OPs budget. A 10000rpm disk is still an option if you do not want to spend too much on a SSD or need to do excessive amounts of writing.

    A 10000RPM can hit 160MB/s read/write.

    But yes an SSD has better write speeds than a mechanical disk but the difference is more distinct during reading.
  5. smeezekitty said:
    Well it depends on the OPs budget. A 10000rpm disk is still an option if you do not want to spend too much on a SSD or need to do excessive amounts of writing.

    A 10000RPM can hit 160MB/s read/write.

    But yes an SSD has better write speeds than a mechanical disk but the difference is more distinct during reading.


    Price doesnt overly matter, since the material will be deleted from the drive after use.
    I think ill try for the SDD then, perhaps this one: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1938364&CatId=5300

    Looking further it doesnt seem like I should have a problem fitting it into the easy swap case thingamabob, so all looks good.
  6. That is an MLC flash drive so it is a good choice for long write life.
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