I’m running out of room again and thought I’d pose a question to the forum regarding good choices in hard drives intended for data storage, particularly video storage.
Are there any significant differences for this particular purpose? I’m looking at 1, 1.5 or 2TB drives. I’m not tied to any brand, though the Samsung and Hitachi 1tb drives I’ve been using have worked without any issues for me.
Are the “Green” drives worth considering? Does rotation speed matter that much for a storage drive? Cache size, does it matter that much for this task? My Samsung 1tb with smaller cache does seem to be a bit more sluggish in real use, but it is on my secondary system now.
This WD 2TB at Newegg caught my eye: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136514
Will the 4k sectors cause problems in formatting with Win7?
Thanks for any info you may have.