Need advice on internal HIGH capacity hard drive

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  1. dan avoN7

    dan avoN7 New Member

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    Looking for a high capacity back up drive, in the range of 400gb's. I was initially looking at the Western Digital WD3200KS drive but though it might be too small and would go for a 400gb drive. Does their 400gb drive compare to it in terms of performance?

    It will only be used as a back up drive, holding movies/games. I have a raptor setup for my boot drive and primary games/apps.

    any suggestions?
     
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    dan avoN7 New Member

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    so there's no problems with this drive? i dont care about noise which i read it was noisy, but i dont want a drive to fail. this will be filled full with data and just needs to be reliable and spin up quick to access it.

    edit - yea reading the reviews, looks like lots of problems. just a random batch that had issues???
     
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    It's always possible that newegg got a bad run of those drives.
    Seagate is the best out there though, so if you're going to trust
    anybody, make it Seagate.

    But there happens to be a pretty good deal going on the Seagate 500gb drive
    $146 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148108
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    I got a bad one... out of the ?thousands? they sell, shit happens. I'll wait 2 weeks for a new batch and RMA it.

    Just a ?? I have... if you are using it to store movies and games (I'm assuming not installed games?), why not just buy a DVD burner and use that instead, or in addtion to, a large hard drive if failure and data loss is a concern?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    It's extra expense, but that is exactly why I use three drives (or more)
    on my computers. Two for backup, just in case.
     
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    dan avoN7 New Member

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    I'm pretty active in downloading/uploading torrents. so usually i have my computer on all the time uploading something or downloading big files. just need a large drive to keep it all on and my other fast drives for apps/games i use.
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    I never keep my information backed up until an hour before I reformat my computer. Bit me in the ass once when a drive failed and I lost most of my music collection. One day I'll figure out a more viable solution for me.

    If you are uploading the information, then DVD wouldn't be the way to go.
     

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