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Any good 2TB HDD under $100?

#1Bazooka_PenguinPosted 2/23/2014 4:33:17 PM(edited)
And another question. Are low RPM (5400ish) significantly slower than 7200RPM HDDs?

I mean, would it affect recording performance?
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#232x2zPosted 2/23/2014 4:40:34 PM
In my experience when I would do new builds with windows 7 installed, it took about 20 seconds longer after a clean install of seven with a 5400 RPM drive as opposed to a 7200 RPM. It's not a huge deal, but it makes a difference. This was using Sata 3.0 as opposed to 6.0 so it probably will boot up quicker using 6.0. Needless to say the demonstration still stands.

There's Seagate, WD and Toshiba at that price point. I personally use Toshiba drive, in the 9 years I've been using them, I have not ONCE had one fail on me. I have had 3 WD's fail on me in the past 3 years. A 2TB HDD, a 400gb HDD, and an 80gb HDD. I have had one seagate barracuda fail on me as well, however needless to say the barracuda lived for quite a while. My 2TB WD drive lasted a little over a year, 400gb came DOA, and 80gb lasted 9 months.

It's all preference though, if I had to choose my favorite out of the 3 it would be Toshiba, Seagate, and then WD. Other people have different preferences too and maybe I'm just not lucky. Happy buying man and if you are going to boot off an HDD, stay away from green drives or anything energy friendly.
#3Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 2/23/2014 4:44:02 PM
I got a 2TB seagate barracuda 7200 for about that price. Been working great
#4DV8ingSourcesPosted 2/23/2014 4:45:45 PM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
Are low RPM (5400ish) significantly slower than 7200RPM HDDs?


I'd say so... Its a mess on my older laptop. The secondary drive is a 7200rpm and is much faster (same size @ 128gb).
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#5Bazooka_Penguin(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2014 4:55:06 PM
32x2z posted...
In my experience when I would do new builds with windows 7 installed, it took about 20 seconds longer after a clean install of seven with a 5400 RPM drive as opposed to a 7200 RPM. It's not a huge deal, but it makes a difference. This was using Sata 3.0 as opposed to 6.0 so it probably will boot up quicker using 6.0. Needless to say the demonstration still stands.

There's Seagate, WD and Toshiba at that price point. I personally use Toshiba drive, in the 9 years I've been using them, I have not ONCE had one fail on me. I have had 3 WD's fail on me in the past 3 years. A 2TB HDD, a 400gb HDD, and an 80gb HDD. I have had one seagate barracuda fail on me as well, however needless to say the barracuda lived for quite a while. My 2TB WD drive lasted a little over a year, 400gb came DOA, and 80gb lasted 9 months.

It's all preference though, if I had to choose my favorite out of the 3 it would be Toshiba, Seagate, and then WD. Other people have different preferences too and maybe I'm just not lucky. Happy buying man and if you are going to boot off an HDD, stay away from green drives or anything energy friendly.


Well it's not for the OS. Just for storing media files and recording
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#632x2zPosted 2/23/2014 4:59:20 PM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
32x2z posted...
In my experience when I would do new builds with windows 7 installed, it took about 20 seconds longer after a clean install of seven with a 5400 RPM drive as opposed to a 7200 RPM. It's not a huge deal, but it makes a difference. This was using Sata 3.0 as opposed to 6.0 so it probably will boot up quicker using 6.0. Needless to say the demonstration still stands.

There's Seagate, WD and Toshiba at that price point. I personally use Toshiba drive, in the 9 years I've been using them, I have not ONCE had one fail on me. I have had 3 WD's fail on me in the past 3 years. A 2TB HDD, a 400gb HDD, and an 80gb HDD. I have had one seagate barracuda fail on me as well, however needless to say the barracuda lived for quite a while. My 2TB WD drive lasted a little over a year, 400gb came DOA, and 80gb lasted 9 months.

It's all preference though, if I had to choose my favorite out of the 3 it would be Toshiba, Seagate, and then WD. Other people have different preferences too and maybe I'm just not lucky. Happy buying man and if you are going to boot off an HDD, stay away from green drives or anything energy friendly.


Well it's not for the OS. Just for storing media files and recording


In that case, use a green drive(or any power efficient model of the top competitors) as those are power efficient, produce less heat, and generally last longer. If you're just drawing files from it then definitely get a 7200. I presume you will be storing video games on it as well? In that case you do want a 7200 for faster load screens. (skyrim, LoL, WoW etc).
#7Bazooka_Penguin(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2014 5:08:28 PM
32x2z posted...
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
32x2z posted...
In my experience when I would do new builds with windows 7 installed, it took about 20 seconds longer after a clean install of seven with a 5400 RPM drive as opposed to a 7200 RPM. It's not a huge deal, but it makes a difference. This was using Sata 3.0 as opposed to 6.0 so it probably will boot up quicker using 6.0. Needless to say the demonstration still stands.

There's Seagate, WD and Toshiba at that price point. I personally use Toshiba drive, in the 9 years I've been using them, I have not ONCE had one fail on me. I have had 3 WD's fail on me in the past 3 years. A 2TB HDD, a 400gb HDD, and an 80gb HDD. I have had one seagate barracuda fail on me as well, however needless to say the barracuda lived for quite a while. My 2TB WD drive lasted a little over a year, 400gb came DOA, and 80gb lasted 9 months.

It's all preference though, if I had to choose my favorite out of the 3 it would be Toshiba, Seagate, and then WD. Other people have different preferences too and maybe I'm just not lucky. Happy buying man and if you are going to boot off an HDD, stay away from green drives or anything energy friendly.


Well it's not for the OS. Just for storing media files and recording


In that case, use a green drive(or any power efficient model of the top competitors) as those are power efficient, produce less heat, and generally last longer. If you're just drawing files from it then definitely get a 7200. I presume you will be storing video games on it as well? In that case you do want a 7200 for faster load screens. (skyrim, LoL, WoW etc).


I won't be putting games on it. I'll be freeing up space on my 1TB WD Black for that.

But I still need something that writes fairly quickly for recording.
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#8Master_BassPosted 2/23/2014 5:12:00 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST2000DM001/dp/B005T3GRN2/
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#9Bazooka_Penguin(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2014 5:17:36 PM
Master_Bass posted...
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST2000DM001/dp/B005T3GRN2/


http://www.neowin.net/news/seagate-hard-drives-exhibit-surprisingly-high-failures-rates-in-reliability-test-hitachi-leads-the-pack

I don't think so
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#10Master_BassPosted 2/23/2014 5:22:49 PM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
Master_Bass posted...
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST2000DM001/dp/B005T3GRN2/


http://www.neowin.net/news/seagate-hard-drives-exhibit-surprisingly-high-failures-rates-in-reliability-test-hitachi-leads-the-pack

I don't think so

Suit yourself. Yes this is anecdotal, but I've never had problems with my Seagate drives.
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