Looking for a new hard drive

Dell / Inspiron 9100...
July 7, 2013 at 23:19:43
Specs: Windows 7, 3gb
I'm looking for a new hard drive as the one in have just isn't big enough anymore, I do some gaming and have a ever growing music library and so I figure for now a 1tb will do. My question what brand/drive would you recommend? I'm looking for a good reliable hard drive, amazing or new egg preferred thanks for any answers :)

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#1
July 8, 2013 at 09:43:48
I typically use Seagate hard drives in all of my new builds as well as for replacements. As far as I can remember, out of the hundreds that I've purchased, I haven't had to replace one yet.

One thing I want to also mention is that I switched to Western Digital for a short period of time and didn't have any issues with them either.

I would be sure to read the reviews before purchasing, but honestly, I believe the chances of you getting a bad drive are pretty low. As long as you back up your data often, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

If you want recommendations, you will need to include system specs so we know what we're dealing with.

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#2
July 8, 2013 at 09:59:39
You'll have to forgive me, I thought I checked for your system specs before I posted, but that must have been for someone else. Based on what you listed as your computers specs, your computer requires a IDE PATA drive. I've never seen a 1tb 2.5" pata drive. Honestly, you'll have trouble finding anything much bigger than what you already have in my opinion.

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#3
July 8, 2013 at 13:47:29
oh i though it changed the specs, no, my computer is desktop i need a full sized 3.5" drive SATA :) it must still have my old inspiron 9100 listed

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#4
July 9, 2013 at 07:42:47
No problem. I've used this drive in a few builds and liked it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#5
July 9, 2013 at 14:44:57
Over many years, I have kept a mental note and all of the hard drives that I have had that have failed have been Seagate drives and these were all system mfg. installed drives. Way back I chose Maxtor and had good success but since they were purchased by Seagate, I have switched to Western Digital with the preference going to their faster Black series drives for primary drives, though for a secondary drive, the Blue series is probably good as well. I have never had any problems with Western Digital drives.

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#6
July 9, 2013 at 14:50:13
My advice would be to just get an external drive to backup your music. Or, get a NAS.

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#7
July 12, 2013 at 21:41:56
WDC is good HDD. Previously they had 3 years warranty. They can last long enough if you use god Power Supply.

This one is very popular and and fast: Western Digital WD1002FAEX Black 1 TB but expensive.

The Blue series is cheap.


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#8
July 13, 2013 at 19:36:42
On sale this weekend:
http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemai...
US & Canada I believe.

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