New hard drive for my GA-81945P

Gigabyte / Ga-81945p
April 14, 2009 at 04:57:56
Specs: Windows Vista
Hello,

I have GA-81945P (Pro)(-G) Gigabyte motherboard with Intel 945P express chipset.
I have 1 SATA hard drive and 1 IDE one.
I want to get a new SATA to add some more memory.
The motherboard supports SATAII0/SATAII1/SATAII2/SATAII3 (SATA 3Gb/s Connector) and can provide up to 300MB transfer rate.
What would be the best choice for me as a new hard drive (size [at least 500GB] , manufacturer, type, etc.)?

Thank you so much for your help,
Janiv.


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#1
April 14, 2009 at 09:46:51
"I want to get a new SATA to add some more memory"

Adding another HDD doesn't increase memory, it increases storage space.

"What would be the best choice for me as a new hard drive (size [at least 500GB] , manufacturer, type, etc.)?"

Size is really up to you. The larger the drive, the more you'll probably store on it. To me, that means more data is at risk if the drive were to fail. Make sure you have a backup plan in place. As for brand, Seagate is probably the most popular right now, followed by Western Digital. Look for SATA 3.0Gb/s, 7200 RPM, at least 16MB Cache. And check the warranty. Some only offer 1 yr, some offer 3 yrs, others offer 5 yrs.



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#2
April 14, 2009 at 10:49:23
This is a Western Digital 1TB SATA II OEM drive. You may need to buy a data cable and screws if you don’t have that stuff.
Enter the promo code when ordering and get an additional $10 off and still get free shipping. ( EMCLRMR23 )

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


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#3
April 14, 2009 at 11:44:04
My suggestion would be to get 'two' one TB drives. One for your data and the other for backup.

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#4
April 14, 2009 at 15:26:02
Seagate is a popular choice and has 5 year warranty, I use WD 3 year warranty, simply beacause I have not had any problems with them.
I would go along with aegis1 and get 2 SATA drives regardless of the size you choose, but I would get an external SATA case for one of them for backup.
Get one with an eSATA connection. so retaining the SATA speed but can be turned off after running backup.
That way it's less prone to get a virus.
I use Welland cases, 1 I've had for over 3 years.

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#5
April 14, 2009 at 15:32:27
Many users are currently having issues with Seagate drives and many WD drives have a five year warranty too.

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