New Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Banger, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

    Oct 31, 2007
    United States
    Ok I am looking for a new hard drive. I always go for Cheapest Per gig (Generally speaking, as I also want a good drive) 6 Months ago I ordered 4x 640 gig drives as they were cheapest per gig then however times have changed. I live in the "Stats" I prefer to order online and their is no good local "computer" shops well at a decent price at least so online order is a must.

    I am looking for preferably internal, externals are ok but the price is usually more and just cause clutter. I have no interest in paying more then $150. SATA2 With a good Warranty. I think that is all. I might add more info later.

    Here are a few I have been looking at but I am looking for opinions and other possibilities.
    Western Digital Caviar 640GB: $69.99 - $0.109 Per Gig - I have 4 of these they were a bit more when I purchased them but not to much of a price drop
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB: $79.99 - $0.107 Per Gig
    Western Digital Caviar 1TB: $99.99 - $0.098 Per Gig
    SAMSUNG HD103UI 1TB: $94.99 - $0.093 Per Gig
    Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB: $139.99 $0.091 Per Gig

    Note: Per gig prices have been rounded.
  2. CorruptedAngel

    CorruptedAngel GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    Id go with the samsung, the spinpoints have always been great for me, good value, resonablely quite, and ive had my two 500 gigs for years and theve never broken/corrupted themselves
  3. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

    May 4, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Seagate barracuda, 5 year warrenty FTW!
  4. Sir VG

    Sir VG GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 26, 2004
    United States
    I've been buying Seagates lately and they're been fantastic. I've got 2 externals and an internal, all going smooth as silk. Go for them.
  5. UltraMagnus

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

    Aug 2, 2007
    seagate are the most reliable IMO
  6. ashesburn

    ashesburn GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 6, 2008
    I have a western digital external 500gb, a seagate external 250gb and a seagate internal 160gb. All working fine sice I got them. No problems at all for these two brands!
  7. Scorpei

    Scorpei GBAtemp Maniac

    Aug 21, 2006
    WD or Seagate (both great brands, NEVER had problems with those and when I did the RMA was flawless and I didn;t have receipts anymore). If you want speed 4 cheap though why not go RAID? Make some nice 0,1 / 1,0 combo or maybe RAID5 to keep more space.
  8. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

    Apr 29, 2007
    Kikkoman Factory
    I just had a Seagate 500GB DOA on me and went for a WD instead. Glad I did! [​IMG]
  9. gk.7

    gk.7 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 6, 2008
    i think the 640 western digital is the best choice for ya [​IMG]