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Intheswamp
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« on: March 02, 2013, 11:19:21 AM »

I'm looking at putting another hard drive in my computer for added storage.  Currently I've got a Western Digital 160gb ATA WD1600JS-75N inside the box and a 1TB WD Element external usb drive hooked up.  I believe the current internal hd is SATA II.  The computer is an older Dell Dimension E510...not a hotrod, we don't game on it and we're hooked up to the internet via slow dsl.  I'm just looking for stable storage.

I'm looking in the 500gb to 1tb range and below $100 price range.  My understanding is that SATA III is downward compatible to SATA II. huh  Here are a couple of drives that I"m looking at...

TSD-1000FAEX ::WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 64MB Cache, 5-year warranty

TSD-1000AS7 ::Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s

Feedback anyone?
Thanks!
Ed

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 06:28:42 AM »

I also have an older Dell computer.   I was going to write to recommend looking at Samsung....I purchased an additional Samsung internal hd and am very happy with it...fast and very quiet and the installation was easy.  But I just saw that Samsung and Seagate have "aligned" their businesses, whatever the heck that means.   Over the years I've noted that the hd's I've had that died were WD's.  I do have a WD that came with the computer that is still chugging along, and an external WD I use for some backup that works just fine but I've become leery of the brand for the three dead ones I've had to replace.  No science here, just an observation.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 08:33:07 AM »

Thanks for the feedback, reefhugger.  Observation is good with me. Wink    I've still got a good bit of room left, but I know the current internal drive has got *several* years on it and I would like to move it to a slave and install a new primary.    I'll wait and see if Tiger or Newegg comes out with a deal I can't refuse. Wink

Take care,
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