The TH guide on these seemed to be for notebooks so that confused me.
While I'm here does this HDD have a pretty good reputation? As long as it's as fast as anything else and is decent quality, I'm not too picky. This one is 320 GB, but I could go a little less. Is the 16 MB cache on this one considered good or is there something significantly better in the same price range? Likewise, is 7200 RPM considered good for this price range?
Thanks, good tips on both the SSD and HDD. There's an evo with or without the desktop kit. Why would I need a desktop package? (MZ-7TE250KW)? If I buy a new mobo wouldn't that have everything I need to hook it up?
So the segate HDD you linked, I guess it's faster because of the 64MB cache? Any reason to look for a drive with more than 7200 rpm or is this not cost effective? Does large storage size slow access speed or take away from longevity? It's cheap enough, but I don't think I need 1TB.
The desktop kit includes Migration Software, Bracket, Screws, SATA Cable, Power Cable, USB to SATA Cable, and Drive Spacer. The form factor of the SSD is, in most cases, 2.5" If your case has a spot in the drive cage for a 2.5" drive then you shouldn't need the desktop kit.