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Hard drive recommendation for media storage

By andoyan
Jul 15, 2009
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  1. Hello All,
    I am putting together a unit and am looking for a hard drive, can some one recommend one, I will be using my pc, to turn my super 8 videos from home movies to burn it on a DVD.
    any and all help would be appreciated.
    Jon
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,556   +301

    Buy the largest one you can afford. As a general rule the higher the capacity the faster the drive (this isn't always true esp if they are close to the same size). Speed won't really even matter unless you are doing a lot of editing to the videos, and you'll probably be processor limited on that anyway.

    So I would say nothing under 1TB. And unless you are extremely concerned about power usage I wouldn't go for any of the 'green' drives or any that are under 7200rpm (I also wouldn't go over 7200rpm).
     
  3. andoyan

    andoyan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Would you recommend a particular brand of hard drive?
     
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    No, they all fail frequently.
     
  5. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 51

    try Maxtor External Drives, I've used one and it works just fine.
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,897   +88

  7. gguerra

    gguerra TS Enthusiast Posts: 559

    In my experience WD is the most reliable. Seagate has had some issues recently although they may have resolved them. A WD Internal 1 TB can be had (currently) for about $95 USD with free shipping and no tax if you live outside of California. Check Here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...150014 50001306 103530090&name=1TB and higher I have some WD's actually running for way over the 5 years they are typically rated for (some up to 8 years). In the end all drive fail typically due to mechanical problems. Thats why SSD drive are all the rage (no mechanical parts)
     
  8. andoyan

    andoyan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Thank you very much for your help
    Jon
     
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