What would you recommend for a hard drive given

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#1

What would you recommend for a hard drive given that I have a samsung sp1416c.

It is 4 years old and I am getting very nervous about it dying.

I only want 250gb and internal and sata

most important is extreme reliability and speed.
It must be superior to my samsung


#2

Hi,

there is not much difference if you compare the HDDs from the 4 big manufacturers.
My 120 GB Samsung IDE HDD (don’t remember the exact model # atm) is still going strong, so I would just check the SMART status of that HDD regularly.

The other HDD in my system is a WD 3200AAKS. One platter only, so it is rather fast and runs silent and cool. I’d buy that drive again :iagree:

Michael


#3

I would stay go with WD blue or black carvier drives. They have been good for me since I used them from IDE and now to Sata. My last 100G carvier drive started going out this year after 6 years of having it. So I switched to two 500G WD blue drivers and they are quiet and barely noticed are running. But I would say check on the warranty as well and read the reviews of the HDD on Newegg even if you not going to buy but to give you a insight as to buyer’s experiences with the drives are. And then decide what drives you want to get. Might not be a whole lot of difference in HDD but just from my experience WD been good to me.