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BlitZ, The 57th

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#1 10 years ago

Should i just get another internal drive (do i need to re-install everything i have?)

or should i get this Seagate FreeAgent external drive. I've heard from some places that its unreliable and such... and with this Seagate am i able to install programs onto it and still use these programs, like games or media players or the like.

P.S. i'm thinking of getting this Seagate Technology - Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 320-GB Hard Drive Costs $115 for SATA 2 version.




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#2 10 years ago

An internal harddrive will usually be faster than an external one (unless it's eSATA) so I'd go for that. The harddrive you've selected is a nice one, and Seagate are a very good brand.




BlitZ, The 57th

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#3 10 years ago
The_Daedalus;4348041An internal harddrive will usually be faster than an external one (unless it's eSATA) so I'd go for that. The harddrive you've selected is a nice one, and Seagate are a very good brand.

But whats with the rumors about missing files and stuff. and unreliability.

Although the website says Annual failure rate is 0.73%




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#4 10 years ago

I have heard bad things about seagate in general, or else I would've purchased a few of their products as they are cheaper where I buy. Definitely get an internal, you can use your other as well with no need to reformat. Make sure your mobo supports sata (was made after WWII) and try your luck with a Western Digital, something like this: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000AAKS 400GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives




BlitZ, The 57th

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#5 10 years ago
error41;4348060I have heard bad things about seagate in general, or else I would've purchased a few of their products as they are cheaper where I buy. Definitely get an internal, you can use your other as well with no need to reformat. Make sure your mobo supports sata (was made after WWII) and try your luck with a Western Digital, something like this: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000AAKS 400GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

I don't understand why you said that....




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#6 10 years ago

It was a joke, implying that mobos that don't support SATA are relatively ancient.




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#7 10 years ago

I don't like WD... I've bought two HDDs from them in the past and both failed within a month, having said that, I could just have crap luck. The only issues I've heard of are with Samsung's Spionpoints on nVidia chipsets, but that can be fixed... Haven't heard anything negative on Seagate yet. You could also consider looking at a Hitachi Deskstar.




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#8 10 years ago
The_Daedalus;4348104Hitachi Deskstar.

Also known as the Hitachi Deathstar. Seriously, you will have nothing but grief with those. They are inexpensive though.




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#9 10 years ago
error41;4348182Also known as the Hitachi Deathstar. Seriously, you will have nothing but grief with those.

I'm sorry, but the drives that gained the 'Deathstar' nickname were produced around 2000. Yes, that's right, 8 years ago. The name and reputation has hung around since then and I think it's about time that people like you drop it and move on. It's not even the same company now, and none of the old IBM designs are still manufactured. I've not had a single Hitachi drive fail on me, which puts them ahead of Samsung, Seagate and Maxtor in my books.

They're not the fastest, not the quietest and not the cheapest; but they're the most reliable brand of hard drives that I've ever used. The only reason I have a WD drive in this PC at the moment is because there's no Hitachi equivalent to the Raptor.




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#10 10 years ago

No need to get defensive. I receive constant complaints from clients who get DOAs or the even more annoying 1 week failures. This is in the present time, and their reputation proceeds them. Also I have had two maxtors in the past year get the click of death and die (look at the my post history) so I would also steer away from those. WDs have been the most reliable based on my experience. If you get the Raptor, use that as your primary windows drive, or else it will be bottlenecked.




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