Hard drive died Need help finding Replacement

February 22, 2011 at 19:09:27
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My Hard drive took a crap, what would be a good replacement drive. I was using a 120g Seagate Barracuda Internal Hard Drive. I was thinking about purchasing a new Seagate - 500GB Internal Hard Drive. Specs are:

•500GB maximum storage capacity
•Serial ATA interface
•Data transfer rates up to 3 Gbps
•16MB cache buffer
•7200 rpm for fast read/write times

Or, a Seagate - Barracuda 1TB


•1TB maximum storage capacity
•Serial ATA interface
•Data transfer rates up to 3 Gbps
•32MB cache buffer
•7200 rpm for fast read/write times


Would it be the better choice? (I do a lot of gaming) not sure if one is faster than the other or what


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#1
February 22, 2011 at 19:32:15
Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.

The specific model of a brand name system is shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.

If it's a Dell computer...
Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":
http://support.dell.com/support/top...

Tell us what it is.

If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....
Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.

The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.
............

What led you to believe the hard drive is no good ?

You should still have video before the operating system is supposed to load from the hard drive. If you don't, something else is wrong.


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#2
February 22, 2011 at 19:40:40
You have a 120GB HDD now & you're concerned about gaming with a modern 500GB or 1TB HDD? lol. Are you sure your system will accept HDDs larger than 137GB? Are you sure your system supports SATA HDDs? Look at the Samsung Spinpoint F3 series or Western Digital Black.

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