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SeenuGuddu

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hai all

one dummy question raises to me before getting into this.

i had desktop PC(XP) having the Seagate Hdd and running out of space and planning to opt this and willing to extend the Hdd.

my question is

can i opt the Western Digital Hdd(internal) and will it be the compatible with the existing seagate Hdd...?
 

Desmond

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What interfaces does your motherboard support?

Brand does not matter with compatibility.
 

Desmond

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My point is that as long as your motherboard supports the appropriate interface, it doesn't matter what brand hard drive you install.
 
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SeenuGuddu

SeenuGuddu

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My point is that as long as your motherboard supports the appropriate interface, it doesn't matter what brand hard drive you install.

Thanks for the information.

i think the motherboard(internal) supports every Hdd(Internal).
 
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aadishvaar

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Simple way to identify : if your HDD is connected to Mobo with a white belt like cable then it is PATA (IDE) & it is connected with sleek (mostly red) cable then it is SATA.

most Mobo old or new support Min. 4 drives. so i dont think there is any issue of it.

i will suggest if you have PATA, go for an external (USB3 preferred for future-proof solution) HDD as in case you upgrade in future NO PATA is supported in new boards. if you have sata then go for if WD - Prefer caviar Black or blue & if segate go for Barracuda. Check for RPM & Catch (more is better) say if you can get 7200/7400 RPM & 64Mb Catch is better. if you have budget & afford WD velociraptor (comes in max 600 Gb) use it as a boot drive & other work files & for storage (movies, songs, Pix etc) use your old one. it will boost system performance. Even WD- C. Black is also very good drive. Avoid WD C. Green as it is a bit "Slow" Drive, But it is a bit cheap over Black / Blue.
 
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whitestar_999

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latest barracuda have 1 yr warranty.WD black has 5 yr warranty while latest blue & green series have 2 yr warranty.unless you are buying an old stock hdd or used hdd these are the warranty to expect.
 
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SeenuGuddu

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latest barracuda have 1 yr warranty.WD black has 5 yr warranty while latest blue & green series have 2 yr warranty.unless you are buying an old stock hdd or used hdd these are the warranty to expect.

thanks whitestar_999

one more question

if i brought the old stock and effected with Bad sectors.
will they replace or resolve the issue by the company....?
 

whitestar_999

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getting old stock hdd is very hard now-a-days & it is a bad idea to buy a hdd with bad sectors at the beginning.except for exceptional cases where entire line of a particular line/model of a hdd is bad(read reviews/rating on online shopping sites like newegg,amazon etc) it all depends on luck.you may not face any problem with a 1yr warranty seagate for 5 yrs & face many problems with a 2/5yr warranty WD in 1 yr or just opposite.my suggestion is no matter which brand you buy always make a backup of important stuff on either DVDs(always confirm data is written correctly by copying back) or another hdd & regularly check your hdd & backup hdd by using softwares like crystaldisk(recommended freeware) or hdtune.
 
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