Best Hard Disk Drive

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Aug 8, 2009

Best Hard Disk Drive by jazvdb at 10:00 PM (1,072 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. jazvdb
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    Member jazvdb GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    So what's the best HDD,


    cheap - not that expensive
    lasts long
    fair amount of storage

    and yeah also same for mayb usb, removable storage.. well basically anything that you can use for usb loader
     
  2. wiistarter

    Member wiistarter GBAtemp Fan

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    YUP you are right..... One that has all of that is the best HDD
     
  3. grentuu

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    ROFLMFAO

    Break it down....

    Cheap - not that expensive.
    Subjective. To Donald Trump $10k would be o.k. Who's buying?

    Lasts long.
    To a fly with a one day life cycle 2 days is another lifetime......

    Fair amount of storage
    Fair to who? To the software publisher Zero would be good. To a Pirate...shit loads would be "reasonable"
     
  4. Swizler

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    hells of shit load to be more precise
    try 1terabyte
     
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    Go to Best Buy, TODAY! and pickup the Antec MX-1 Enclosure, I scream today because it's only 49.99, sale ends tonight. Then throw in what ever SATA drive you wish...Profit.

    This way, as your needs expand, you can just pop in a new drive, this case includes a very silent fan inside, so keeps the drive cool as you game with resort.

    I have this enclosure, and a 320, I believe WD drive, and 4.1/rev14 all work with it, very happy with the purchase.

    And to boot, if you have a desktop with an available SATA Channel, there is an eSATA bracket inside the box, and yest the eSATA cable is included, so if you wanted to, you get a slightly faster transfer speed when moving the isos.

    Hope this helps
     
  6. TRushInfo

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    If there really was a BEST hard drive, why would anyone buy anything else?

    I think ill buy the shitty one!!!!
     
  7. Bladexdsl

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    i got a wd mypassport 320gb i've never had 1 problem with it
     
  8. sl33p

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    Hai guise! We can haz teh compatuhbilliteez?


    Oh, and fair amount of storage? Well, 512k ought be enough for anyone.
     
  9. runkittyrun

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    WD passport "essential" edition and seagate go seem to be two popular drives, if your by walmart i think they just dropped the price on WD 250gb passport to $60 which is pretty decent price

    also avoid the larger elite/pro/desk/my books drives unless you know someone that will confirm that model works, seems some the fancier ones people have reported more issues

    here is list of drive models that have been reported to work or not work
    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/USB...patibility_List
     
  10. ether2802

    Former Staff ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    I got a "Ultra Speed" branded HDD with 500GB that works like a charm and I only pay $70 can for it, so I would say this one is the best...!! [​IMG]
     
  11. mestapho

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    I've had good experiences with WD My Passport 250gb, WD MP 320gb, and Seagate Free Agent Go 500gb.
     
  12. dsfanatic5

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    You get what you pay for. I can confirm that 500gb Seagate Freeagent Go hdds are excellent, and well worth every penny. Not only are they the smallest and most compact available, they have perfect compatiblilty, software to disable standby mode (don't rely on loaders to solve this), they are self-powered when you turn on the Wii. I can't vouch for larger Seagates in the 1tb range, but these sleek drives are the perfect companion for USB loaders.

    If you buy something cheap and reasonable now, and then wait, there will be better options in the near future. I've already seen that the self-powered compact drives are treading into 600+ gb territory, and as with all storage technology, it will only become cheaper as time goes on. I don't like how larger 1tb drives are so large and bulky, and need their own power supply.
     

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