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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 113774 28-Jan-2013 09:46
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The last time I replaced a drive was many moons ago.  Back then you had to fiddle with jumpers to get things working.  So my questions are:

1) Are sata drives just plug and play?  I will be removing all exisiting drives before plugging in the new one.

2) Are there different types of sata drive i.e. do i need to get the right one for my motherboard (which is a ASUS IPIBL-LA (Berkeley).

3) I'm after a 2 TB drive any recommendations?



Thanks in advance.



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  Reply # 751783 28-Jan-2013 10:05
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1. Yes generally no jumpers to change

2. You can divide into

a. SSD
b. Performance stlye HDDs (7200 rpm / 10000 rpm)
c. Media storage HDDs (mostly 5400 rpm)

3. If using for storage (not a system OS drive) then I recommend WD20EARX http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=864268




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  Reply # 751792 28-Jan-2013 10:08
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If your installing windows on to the new HDD probably look at something like this
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=984881




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter




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  Reply # 751804 28-Jan-2013 10:17
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Thanks.

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  Reply # 752355 28-Jan-2013 23:09
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Which hard drive to get depends on what's important to you.

Is reliability, silence or performance what you're after?

For the average person reliability comes before anything else. Lower RPMs, fewer platters and to a lesser degree a longer warranty are indicators of reliability.

I wrote about the three twin platter 2tb drives I'm aware of in this thread
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=50&topicid=113592


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