gsleonard
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[Made A Decision] Which type of HDD or SSD should I get?

Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:27 am

I've been asking myself this and looked up a few models such as Seagate and WD. I checked my current HDD (it's a Toshiba that holds up to 500GB that's three years old) and it has 40 bad sectors, and I was thinking about getting an internal HDD or SSD to replace it with. Just in case the HDD kicks the bucket eventually. I don't mind either keeping it at 500GB or bumping it up higher for more disk space. Do you guys have any other recommendations? Thank in advance! :)
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solus-steve
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Re: Which type of HDD or SSD should I get?

Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:09 am

I've always bought Crucial SSD's, but others swear by Samsung. IMO, either one is good.

When I did buy hdd's, it was always WD.

If your budget permits, buy an SSD, or save til you can.

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Re: Which type of HDD or SSD should I get?

Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:13 am

ive had a couple of corsair ssds, one simply failed after about a year and the second one now has bad blocks, but still works. my samsung has no such issues, so for me next time it will also be samsung

gsleonard
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Re: Which type of HDD or SSD should I get?

Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:50 pm

solus-steve wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:09 am
I've always bought Crucial SSD's, but others swear by Samsung. IMO, either one is good.

When I did buy hdd's, it was always WD.

If your budget permits, buy an SSD, or save til you can.
Although getting an SSD would be nice, but they're too expensive for me right now. I'll stick to a HDD for the time being. I'll give WD try as a replacement, and I did check what other people have to say about the brand. Overall it's positive with very few negatives; mainly to do with getting a defective HDD and then exchanging it for a new one to solve it. I saw three types of WD HDDs: Mainstream, Blue, and Black. I might get either a WD Mainstream or a WD Blue for my laptop. Hopefully, I'll get to work on it over the weekend. It'll need some dusting on the inside, though.

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Re: Which type of HDD or SSD should I get?

Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:02 am

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gsleonard
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Re: Which type of HDD or SSD should I get?

Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:21 am

I just wanted to say thank you for your suggestions on HDDs and SSDs, and I will keep them mind when the time comes. For now my HDD is doing okay so far, and I was checking for bad blocks on the RAM and HDD. The RAM's fine, there were no bad blocks. The HDD has 12 bad blocks though. I'll try to take work on the bad blocks on my HDD, if I can. But for now, I'll take care of the HDD and system as much as I can for the time being.

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Re: Which type of HDD or SSD should I get?

Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:54 pm

If you are a gamer or otherwise really need the speed, I go with SSD, otherwise I stick to HD .
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Re: Which type of HDD or SSD should I get?

Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:49 am

Once you go SSD+HDD, you will never go back.

SSD for OS, Programs, and anything you need to load quickly

HDD for storage

Here's to SSD continuing to come down in price!
If SSD i recommend Samsung Evo.
And HD WD(black)

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gsleonard
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Re: [Made A Decision] Which type of HDD or SSD should I get?

Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:36 pm

Sorry for the late update, but I've made a decision a couple of weeks ago. I not only bought a new HDD but also a new piece of RAM. The kind of brand of HDD is a Seagate 500GB Barracuda I found on Newegg, and the RAM is from Crucial that is a 4GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMM. So far the two of them are working pretty good, and I could never been happier. One day I'll give a SSD a try, but they're still super expensive to buy. Anyway, thanks for all the suggestions! :D

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Re: [Made A Decision] Which type of HDD or SSD should I get?

Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:14 pm

I haven't touched an SSD in like 10 years boy. We are not living in 1980.

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