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Best HARDDISK

By abhi1777
Nov 18, 2007
  1. Hey can anybody tell me which is the best harddisk drive for which i should go??????????I need atleast 250 gb or more of diskspace so suggest me the best HDD with their latest price ????????Thankyou.
     
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    Get Seagate 500GB SATA-II

    125bucks.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    FFS What is best? Do you want the fastest hard drive? The one that makes the loudest noise? Or the one that will be too much for your PSU? Or the dead slow one that actually lets you sleep at nights?

    IMO the absolutely best "hard drive" would be an HP EVA4000 series hooked up via a dual channel FC controller. Go an buy that :p
     
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,712   +89

    You can get 320GB, 500GB, 750GB or 1 TB are now available. Maxtor was the best buy Seagate owns them now. Still the same people just migrated into seagate. Everyone here is pushing SATA II 300MB per sec. You can still use them with SATA 150 just change the jumper over.
     
  5. abhi1777

    abhi1777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Hmmmmmmm.....Thankyou i will go for seagate sata 2 but i wonder whether my motherboard support sata 2 hard drive.
     
  6. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    sata2 is good, but dont go bigger than 320gig because it'll burn out if you dont have good ventilation or cooling in your case. also try for the 16mb cache
     
  7. abhi1777

    abhi1777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Yeah u r right teranius but i think i have good ventilation or cooling in my system case................Right now i m thinking whether my motherboard support it or not.
     
  8. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    google your mobo and check. if you have the cash also rather take 2 250's or 320's, you'll get faster reading speed
     
  9. abhi1777

    abhi1777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    One more thing i forgot..............Can anybody tell me what is the maximum limit of power supply i need to install seagate sata 2 500 gb drive..............Currently i have installed a server board Power supply with maybe 450 watts or more power. Is that all i need????:)
     
  10. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    should work just fine
     
  11. abhi1777

    abhi1777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    No yaar i think my mobo does not supports sata 2...........I have checked the intel website and found that there is no mention of sata 2 in the list of configuration for my motherboard...........I found the following info there:-

    SATA (ports) yes (4/Black/Fully Shrouded)
    PATA (ports) yes (1/Black/Fully Shrouded)

    Nothing else is mentioned regarding harddisk support.......
     
     
  12. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    could you give me the mobo name? i'll check on some sites if i can find anything
     
  13. abhi1777

    abhi1777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Yeah It's Intel Dg965RY.......................
     
  14. abhi1777

    abhi1777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Hey teranius if u find something then send me the link of that site too................Awaiting your reply.
     
  15. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    i looked, but couldnt find the exact details. what i could do was a comparison with the intel d945gccr which i know does support sata2. sorry i couldnt find what you were looking for, so unforetunately you'll have to decide whether you want to take a risk and buy the sata2 hd
     
  16. abhi1777

    abhi1777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    hmmmm.......okie...........I will go for some other drive.........Anyways thanks buddy:)
     
  17. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    no prob. if you really want that hd you could try phoning intel support
     
  18. abhi1777

    abhi1777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    What is the difference between SATA and PATA?????which one is better?
     
  19. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    pata is ide, and sata is tons better
     
  20. abhi1777

    abhi1777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Ok teranius than plz suggest me a fast sata harddisk drive with 250 gb or more freespace suitable for my mobo.........
     
  21. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    im going to take a gamble here

    your mobo is up to date so it should support sata2, in which case id recommend a samsung spinpoint 320gig 16mb cache hd
     
  22. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,712   +89

    I have all Maxtors mix group Ultra 133, PATA 133, SATA 150, 5x 60GB, 1x 120GB, 3x 200GB, 1x 250GB, 1x 300GB, 1x 320GB these are in 4 built boxes some have more than 4 HDDs in them. But Frankly if you cool the case correctly you shouldn't have problem with 500GB with heat..

    Example: 320GB would be 298GB free to use.. where as a 300GB it would be 289GB free. 200GB is 189GB free only the 120GB there it's only 114GB free. 60GB are 57GB free.
     
  23. abhi1777

    abhi1777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Hey guys thanks for your suggestion and espicially to taranius.................Actually while searching intel site for my mobo supported features i found the following info:-

    Serial ATA (SATA)
    3 Gbp/s

    So taranius what do you say dude?????My mobo supports sata upto 3 gbps of speed so i think sata 2 works on my pc...............As far as diskspace is concerned i will first settle for 250 gb drive(since u guys pressing me for cool case and i don't want to take risk)and then if i need further disk space i'll buy another one................:approve: .
     
  24. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    3gbp/ means sata2 support, so enjoy
     
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