Bought my first tb drive

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  1. CodeX

    CodeX Guest

    also my first SATA drive... :wavey:

    I'm pretty late to the party on this, I've had a motherboard that supported SATA-300 for like 2 years now but didn't feel the need to get rid of my 800gb combined IDE drives...

    Shit was so easy to install, love the new interfaces. And setting up a new disk in vista was fan-fucking-tastic, they couldn't make it easier if they tried.
     
  2. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    SATA ftw

    What brand/model is the drive?
     
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    Still using IDE as well.

    Can you tell any difference?

    EDIT - Seems so. Sweet. Want 1TB to.
     
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    Ya, I recently bought a Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB drive that gives me a little over 2.2 TB of storage. You can NEVER have enough storage or RAM.
     
  7. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    I was looking at 1.5TB and 2TB drives, but they use more than 2x more power to run than a 1TB?

    I ended up going with 2 1TB WD Black and 1 64GB Intel E SSD
     
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    can't believe there are regulars of a computer forum who havent used a sata drive yet :eek:
     
  9. CodeX

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    Meh, I had nearly a tb of IDE drives, saw no reason to upgrade the last time I bought new hardware... My 120gb drive, which I took out for this as it was the smallest, has seen daily use for the last 8 years and I never had a problem with it
     
  10. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    slickdeals had some WD 1TB green drives for $67 or so shipped yesterday

    those are excellent for an external. i have a fast seagate in my external case and it gets scorching hot. my WD green drive is barely warm. since its an external, seems to run about the same speed as well
     

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