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Thread: hdd for storage




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    hello, any recommendations for a cheap and good hdd, (abt 40GB) for storage and backup purpose?

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    Western Digital has a reputation of making a drive that lasts nearly forever. Might be just the ticket for your needs. :)
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    I'd go either Western Digital or Seagate. :smokin:

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    ok. should i take 5400rpm or 7200rpm?

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    Get a 7200rpm drive as the speed increase of data is well worth it. :smokin:
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    but some people says 7200rpm will make your disk hot and unstable. is it true?

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    They do run warmer but really only IBM drives suffer due to the heat if not properly cooled but any drive won't mind having a fan blow cool air over them. :smokin:
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    If the HDD is just for storage, than you very likely don't need a 7200 rpm drive. Very few situations exist where a non-OS drive will used as storage is needed to be 7200.

    And the price difference may be 40 gigs! 120 GB 7200 equal in price to a 160 GB 5400. So you just have to figure out what you need, and then get it. Buying a 7200 drive for mp3 storage is RETARDED.

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    How is it retarted. What if you want to listen to those stored MP3's. When a 7200 RPM drive costs $8 more than a 5400RPM drive of the same storage, its retarded NOT to get one

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    Anyway Zeradul, he said he needs a 40Gig HD, not a 120 or 160 gig HD. I recommend seagate, cos i have one and its good, but ive also heard that WD make really good ones, here are some general prices for 40GB HD's.

    WD ATA100 5400RPM - $140
    WD ATA100 7200RPM - $145

    Seagate ATA100 5400RPM - $140
    Seagate ATA100 7200RPM - $150

    There you go, with the WD's there is a HUGE $5 difference, gee better get that 5400RPM for the sake of not being retarted (according to someone clearly misinformed)

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