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    Default Hard Drive Failing?

    I'm pretty sure all my problems are related to this. I read a million threads online about failing hard drives, and I'm having the exact same problems as the others who posted those threads. I've read and heard that Seagate is ****. I'm going to get two new drives. One for the OS, and another for all my stuff. They are:

    WD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822136195

    Samsung: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822152181

    Are these any good? I want to spend as little as possible, preferably under $100 CDN.

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    I'm not high on WD, to be honest, but my experiences with Samsung drives have been great, both 2,5" and 3,5" formats. I'd go for two Samsung drives personally, but that's me.

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    What about Hitachi?

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    I've fried WD, Seagate, and Hitachi drives in my day.

    But those 2 look like good choices.

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    Whats the difference between SATA and SATA II?

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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Whats the difference between SATA and SATA II?
    SATA I is 1.5Gb/s, SATA II is 3.0Gb/s

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    for $10 more you get bigger drive and 16Meg cache ..

    WD http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822136161

    I've used a samsung f1 for a couple of years now...no complaints here
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    I only buy Western Digitals... exclusively

    None of them have ever failed me, so why change?

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    WD and Samsung are relatively good. But i dont recommend Toshiba. I bought a 120GB HDD and it didnt even last for 1 year
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