Hard Drive Replacement

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by MajorM, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. MajorM

    MajorM n00b

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    I have a 1 TB hard drive that is going out and I need to replace it before I have any major issues. I have allot of data on it as well as my OS so im thinking about increasing the capacity to around or over 2TB. Im using about 3/4 of my current capacity. So what are some good options for capacity and speed with the current offerings? I havent had to buy in a while other than a few SSD's so im not sure what is good now with the spinning drives.

    I know it would be nice to have the OS on a SSD but right now I dont want to buy two drives and the high capacity SSD's are more than I want to spend.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Deadjasper

    Deadjasper [H]ard|Gawd

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    There's always refurbs if money is of prime importance. I just bought 2 3TB Hitachi 7200rpm drive from eBay for $65 each. At this price I'm willing to take a chance. I've had good luck with refurbs and on the rare occasion I get a bad one, the seller always made it right.
     
  3. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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  4. Aesma

    Aesma [H]ard|Gawd

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    Do you have backups ?
     
  5. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    I've had good luck with hitachi or HGST.
     
  6. zaniix

    zaniix Gawd

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    I have had great luck with WD Blacks and Reds, the reds actually work really well as a secondary drive. I still use a Black 4tb as my data drive, but I am no longer sure it really provides that much advantage over the Red for what I use it for.

    My 500gb SSD is more than enough for OS plus games and apps
     
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