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Suaveness
08-01-2008, 09:14 PM
I thought I had a thread like this before, but I can't seem to find it. Anyway, I need to get a new HD (about 500gbs). Do you have any suggestions? Here are a couple I'm looking at (I like the first one):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822216035

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204077

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822111017

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16822148235


Any other suggestions? I'd like something reliable with a good transfer rate and not too expensive (yeah pretty much the good stuff).

Gyron
08-01-2008, 09:43 PM
I have a 500 GB maxtor that I love Suaveness. I got it at Tigerdirect.

DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT buy the last one your list. I've bought one for work, and its had to be returned/exchanged 3 times. It keeps failing. We were just going to used it to back up a small unimportant server. None of the 3 lasted more than a week. One never worked.

We ended up trading out for a maxtor. Been very happy with it.

Hoop
08-01-2008, 10:47 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145656

I have two of these, had one for over three years, it has a fan and it's whisper quiet. For 3.5 drives I like going the external case route so you can change hard drives if needed. A lot of the pre-assembled ones are soldered together so if the drive goes bad the whole thing is junk.

Which ever one you buy, get one that has a on off switch.

Also the small 2.5 drives are nice for portability, they also are powered by the USB so no extra stuff to carry.

Anthem
08-02-2008, 09:17 AM
Buy an enclosure, then buy a drive for it. It will save you so much headache, you'll ask how you ever lived without it. If your internal hard drive ever fails, you can put a new drive in, put the old one in the enclosure, and pull your data off easily.

I have an external enclosure for every type of internal HD we have in our house... 2.5" SATA, 3.5" SATA, 2.5" IDE, 3.5" IDE. Best money I've spent. $20 and you're essentially crash-proof.

Cobol Sam
08-02-2008, 10:00 AM
I thought I had a thread like this before, but I can't seem to find it. Anyway, I need to get a new HD (about 500gbs). Do you have any suggestions? Here are a couple I'm looking at (I like the first one):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822216035

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204077

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822111017

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16822148235


Any other suggestions? I'd like something reliable with a good transfer rate and not too expensive (yeah pretty much the good stuff).

Going off of what Anthem said why not expand on your external HD idea and get yourself one of these!

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=509

Suaveness
08-02-2008, 01:51 PM
Buy an enclosure, then buy a drive for it. It will save you so much headache, you'll ask how you ever lived without it. If your internal hard drive ever fails, you can put a new drive in, put the old one in the enclosure, and pull your data off easily.

I have an external enclosure for every type of internal HD we have in our house... 2.5" SATA, 3.5" SATA, 2.5" IDE, 3.5" IDE. Best money I've spent. $20 and you're essentially crash-proof.


So you're saying buy an enclosure and an internal HD, but also that if your internal HD fails, you can put it into another enclosure and still get out the data? Or do you mean if the internal HD of your main comp. fails?

Anthem
08-02-2008, 02:40 PM
So you're saying buy an enclosure and an internal HD, but also that if your internal HD fails, you can put it into another enclosure and still get out the data? Or do you mean if the internal HD of your main comp. fails?
Both are true, but I meant the second.

Doug
08-02-2008, 10:36 PM
Going off of what Anthem said why not expand on your external HD idea and get yourself one of these!

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=509

I have one of these. It's been solid.

Doug
08-02-2008, 10:41 PM
I also go the 'buy an external case and put my own HD' route with my other externals.

The HD DVR has a 1 TB WD 'green power' drive in an antec mx-1 case. I needed eSATA for that.

My 'disaster recover' backup drive is a no-name case with a 400 G something it it.

Then, of course, the NAS as linked above.