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1 or 1.5 or 2TB hard disk suggestions

Discussion in 'Hardware Q&A' started by Varunnagwekar, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. Varunnagwekar

    Varunnagwekar Semi-Geek

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    Hello,
    I'm planning to buy a hard disk for storing movies primarily. I want either a 1 or 1.5 or 2TB hard disk. But I'm not sure which ones are good to buy and what the prices are. Based on the reviews on some sites I had planned to buy a Segate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB. But its not available anyways, so thats why I'm looking for some alternatives.
    I've also heard about some models crashing a lot, so could you please tell me which ones are those...
    I hope you can help me with this problem.
    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    Check Western Digital Caviar Black series 2Tb Drives. Price is around 7k and lot faster than 7200.12 and Western Digital Caviar Blue.
     
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    Wow 2 TB only for 7 k? Thats quite good. But I sure hope its reliable and stuff. I don't want it crashing on me in a few months...
     
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    damn, now m raring to buy 2TB drive.
    if it crashes u can get it RMAed, no second thoughts:lol:
     
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    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    guys. Sorry for the type. It's 1Tb for 7k.
     
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    When u buy external Harddisk,always prefer "eSATA" compliant even if it looks bit pricey,

    It makes real difference,USB<Firewire<<<eSATA.
     
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    ^^
    agreed, but not all mobo's hv e-SATA port so its better to hv Firewire as the bare minimum (if not eSATA) :)
     
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    varun,
    I own a caviar black 1TB myself. Its unimaginably fast. if you are looking for a high speed drive then please go for caviar black. I easily get real time copy of over 80 mbps on vista between drives. if you are looking for just a storage space this might not be needed.
    pros:
    1. fast
    2. Really fast
    3. Really really fast
    cons:
    1. generates a lot of heat.
    2. can be really noisy.
    3. cost.

    let me know if you want to know anything more about this.

    popularbhaskar
     
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    Desiibond, instead of telling "sorry" - edit that post mate. I lost my breath for a sec there...

    And recommendation for OP - seagate 7200.11 - 1TB (4.5K) (www.deltapage.com).
    BTW, I'm a Western Digital Fan - WD ROCKS!
     
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    emmarbee.. i join you in lost my breathe group. i bot myself a 1TB caviar Black recently for around 7k. i really enjoy the roaring speed it gives up. The disk throughput was unmatchable with any of my harddisk pool.
     
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    ^^ buddy.. . its 7200.12 for 4.5k ... just bought that on 2/7 ... :)
     
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    Okay update time guys. I've just bought the Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB Hard Disk for............. a whooping Rs. 13k! People all around me are cursing me about my purchase decision, but what the heck. This hard disk will surely go a long with with all the HD content coming in.

    I want to seriously thank all of you for taking the time to help me out. Keep up the amazing work. You guys seriously rock!
     
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    Wow! 4.5K for a 32mb Buffer 7200RPM 1TB HDD ? Any idea how reliable is it ? When you buy a 1TB HDD, you normally store a LOT of data in it. I expect to rest in peace atleast for 5 years without worrying about my HDD dying.
     
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    @gautam, don't scare him. :)

    @Varun, congrats. That is an awesome purchase.
     
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    guys the Western Digital SATA II 1 Terabyte (32 MB Buffer) comes only in Caviar Black right?
    and is that the one listed for 4.5k in ITwares?
     
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    and black edition usually costs 40% more atleast.
     
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    oh so then its the GREEN one!

    tnx
     
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    I am curious. From where you've purchased it? Its not even released.
     
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    That might be WD Cavier Green. There is no information of WD Cavier Black 2 TB version in Western Digital Website and newegg.

    According to latest information WD Cavier Black 2TB Version is yet to be released and it will have 64MB Buffer

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/22/wd_2tb_caviar_black/
    http://www.hardmac.com/news/2009/06/23/wd-caviar-black-2-tb-at-7200-rpm-soon-in-shops
    http://www.techpowerup.com/index.php?97412
     
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