Im getting a new hdd soon(very soon, after cleanig up, I have 300megs out of 140gigs free) and need suggestions.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140 I have that drive, and its been working great. Though, you will have to provide a bit more information for the best drive for you: what interface? what size? what price?
ideally, my budget is $150, although I would like to keep it under a hundred. Also, interface wise my motherboard supports a lot of sata connections and not many ide. Infact, my ide channels are full, so I guess my next drive should be sata. I would also like something fast and responsive, with at least 250gigs.
Well its the Seagate that Smitty posted. Its a 7200 Rpm hdd with 16 mb Cache Thats pretty standard today. If you want something faster with 10000 rpm your cohice is western digital raptor. But since its a 10000 rpm you get it in max 150 gb (and that one is going to cost) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?DEPA=0&type=&Description=western+digital+raptor&Submit=ENE&N=0&Ntk=all&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
yeah, looks like the 320gig sata2 segate perpendicular is my best bet. It even rivals the raptor on boot time and transfer speeds. Is it quite?
I dont know. But segate is known to be silent.
should I go sata or ide?
Sata ore sata II There really is no point in buying a IDE HDD today.
can windows boot/install off of sata?
Of course it can, Its just the same as IDE HDD, It just use that small conector and is faster then IDE.