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 Post subject: Looking for a good 2TB Hard Drive and a good SSD
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:50 am 
Klamath
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Hi, can you guys recommend a good 2TB Hard Drive (7,200RPM, 64MB Cache, SATA 3) that is under 200 bucks? I see many that have mixed reviews online but haven't found a "5 star" product yet. I am replacing two Western Digital Caviar Blacks and I don't want any more hard drive issues. I also want to pair it with a good SSD Drive for an additional $200 or less. I found this one on newegg made by Corsair and it looks great, especially for the price. Let me know what you think please, and if you know of a better one by all means let me know, also I'd like a lot of space on the SSD so 180GB+ is preferred:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820233220

I also have heard that Windows sometimes has a hard time recognizing 2TB drives, is this true of Windows 7? If it is then how about a 1.5TB drive? That should suffice, but I would prefer a 2TB.

My system specs are:

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium
AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition 3.2GHZ Quad Core CPU
8GB Ripjaws Series 1600MHZ DDR 3 RAM
Dual Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drives in RAID 0
Asus M4A87TD Motherboard
Geforce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC Video Card



Thanks in advance for any help provided.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a good 2TB Hard Drive and a good SSD
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 8:37 am 
Smithfield
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The only 2TB drives under $200 and not green drives (which you don't want unless it's backup/media) are from Seagate and Hitachi. Though Caviar Black is on the $200 mark.

As for SSD, $200 is plenty for a good 64GB-128GB drive. I think the usual go to is either from OCZ, Crucial, or Intel.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a good 2TB Hard Drive and a good SSD
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:11 am 
Clawhammer
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For less than $200 why limit yourself to 2TB? Go snag the very best 3TB hdd, the Barracuda for $180. It was $160 on the Egg a few weeks ago and I snatched 25 to feed the servers. And Amazon has it for $170...so shop around. The 2TB flavor is $110 right now if you really only want 2000GB. As for the ssd, look no further than the Samsung 830 series. At your price point, a 128GB is well within reach. Maybe 256GB if you opt to skip a few lunches this week. Sammy is the only vendor who controls and fabrication - controller included - of the entire unit themselves and they are wicked fast...best of the best.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a good 2TB Hard Drive and a good SSD
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:16 am 
Smithfield
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The 1 year warranty makes me feel weary. Also considering Seagate's reputation in the last few years...


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a good 2TB Hard Drive and a good SSD
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 1:24 pm 
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Of course ~ I knew it would! Great...please don't buy...to heighten the pleasure for the rest of us.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a good 2TB Hard Drive and a good SSD
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:06 am 
Klamath
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I ended up ordering the $110 seagate 2TB drive and the Corsair SSD since it was a great price and even had a $30 mail-in rebate. I think I'll be pleased with the purchases and I appreciate the help you guys.


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