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Storage Best Drives?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guest-23315, 13 Jul 2009.

  1. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I need some new HDD's and Im eyeing up a pair of 1Tb drives, but im utterly stumped as to what brand to go for.

    I've currently got a 4 year old Hitachi drive, and an 18 month year old Western Digital drive, so have no idea of other brands.

    I'd ideally like a quiet as possible, and also a cheap as possible

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  2. SkiDave

    SkiDave Minimodder

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    I have a Saumsung Spinpoint F1 and it is brilliant.

    But most brands are very similar; have a look at the most recent drive test results and the comparisons.

    On scan the cheapest is the hitachi at £57 and the most expensive is one of the western digital at £118

    Different people say different things depending on their own experiences. I hope that this (sort of) helps.

    Dave
     
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  3. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Mmmm biscuits

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    I went for a seagate, which turned into a nightmare when the firmware bricked itself, however seagate are so good they did data recovery free of charge for me, so i will now only purchase seagates.

    i think the samsung F1 and F2 drives are over rated, there basically all the same, i would avoid the cheapest drives going, but it depends on there task, if its somewhere for you to dump ya fap happy vid's then grab a cheap one as its just low use storage.

    If its a scratch disc for photoshop then get something that can handle being hammered.
     
  4. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    For a server or storage the WD Green drives are probably the most energy efficient drives you can get and quiet too, and get my vote. Not cheap though. Otherwise the samsung F1s are the best bang-for-buck for general usage right now.
     
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  5. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    depends on your use:
    -Application/Games drive: WD Black for its low random access time, it's fantastic for application drive
    -Storage: WD Green for its energy effeciency.
    -mix of everything: Sammy F1, it's sort of half way house. not as fast as WD Black in access time, but rated very high for its transfer speeds, so great for shuffling large files.
     
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  6. terminus

    terminus What's a Dremel?

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    Uber Fastest in world in SATA HDD for OS, programs/applications, and games? WD Velociraptor (expensive and low storage though...)
    Fastest 1 TB SATA HDD for OS, programs/applications, and games? WD Caviar Black
    Want to save some energy? WD Caviar Green

    I've also been hearing good things about the Samsung Spinpoint F1, with its crazy write times.

    For price though, I guess the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 should be a good performance vs price.
     
  7. n0va

    n0va Burnin'!

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    For reliability, go Seagate.
    For speed and performance, go either WD Black or Samsung F1.

    Or, as stated above put a WD Velociraptor for OS and one of the above for Storage.
     
  8. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    am i missing something with Seagate's 7200.11 1TB drive firmware problems?

    for reliability, WD; for speed, WD Black/Raptor; for storage and evergy, WD Green. WD all the way.

    perhaps Samsung F1 if you need really fast sequencal read/write for some unknown reason. i can't think of any, since application/OS need WD Black's access time, and get Green for storage as you don't need to write to it that much.
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Mmmm biscuits

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    yeah there was a problem but its fixed now.
     
  10. *Alex*

    *Alex* What's a Dremel?

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    +1 for the spinpoint F1's ive never had an issue with them and they a quite and quick
     
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  11. p1RATE

    p1RATE WiC Community

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  12. Guest-23315

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    I went for the 1Tb F1 drives :)

    +/rep
     
  13. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Never get green drives, they are slower and more expensive.
     
  14. InSanCen

    InSanCen Buckling Spring Fetishist

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    Samsung F1 1TB here

    Loving it... Would get another... but the CPU needs bumping up first.
     

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