View Full Version : Best Internal Hard Drive

Black Mage
December 13th, 2007, 09:56 PM
This is just a thread to see what people think is the best internal hard drive there is to buy. And best meaning price with reliabilty, support and speed.

December 13th, 2007, 10:00 PM
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December 13th, 2007, 10:14 PM
Inside or out make up your mind!

December 13th, 2007, 10:17 PM
I buy Western Digital, and do not like external drives.

If I wanted an external drive, I would get a case (with eSATA) and an internal and a card for my PC.

Black Mage
December 13th, 2007, 10:28 PM
Change it, sorry, I meant internal.

December 13th, 2007, 10:29 PM
For average use whatever is cheapest. For performance segate.

December 13th, 2007, 10:30 PM
I got a new harddrive recently - Hitachi, 80gb, 7200rpm. It's very quiet - my T40 is quiet itself, so it's a very nice combination (I'm in quiet places often, like a library. Some people's hd's rival a Mig-29 when they're booting, sheesh).

And it's fast!

Edit: Oh and it has an 8mb cache.

December 13th, 2007, 10:33 PM
I have a seagate in my laptop, 2 4-5 year old maxtors in my desktop, a toshiba in my old-laptop-gone-server, and the 500GB external lacie on my desk has a Samsung drive in it apparently. I have an 11 year old western digital at home, it works, its only 2.5GB though. My dads computer has a 20 gb maxtor in it, which is about 8 years old, works fine. He's also got a 300GB seagate sitting on his desk and a 500GB seagate inside his computer, they both work fine although they're only about a year old.

IMO, buy whats cheap and backup your data. There are two kinds of hard drives, those that have crashed and those that will. As far as speed goes, if you want fast, get 7200 RPM or better with plenty of cache (my 160gb 7200 maxtor with 16mb cache blows away my 80gb maxtor with 2 mb of cache for example...).

December 13th, 2007, 10:44 PM
The best pricepoint would be the 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10. However, the 250's are a good deal as well.

December 13th, 2007, 10:45 PM
Seagate, Western Digital or Hitachi. Any of these should be good.

December 13th, 2007, 10:49 PM
My preference is for seagate drives.

Black Mage
December 13th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Personally, I like Seagate too, because of there warranties.