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Battle of the Laptop Hardrives! Answered

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So i need an ata 5 or higher harddrive, but i can't decide what to get!

This:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148073

Or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136130

I can't really decide, i'm leaning towards the 160 gig

Tell me what you think! (or you can show me a better one for under $70?)

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caitlinsdad (author)2008-10-09

Can I point you to techimo.com harddrive forum? It's one of the resources for PC mods/enthusiasts specific to your question.

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Sandisk1duo (author)caitlinsdad2008-10-10

i wanted like a link to a store

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caitlinsdad (author)Sandisk1duo2008-10-10

If you are just looking for a deal, you can check out sites like techbargains.com or geeks.com. If you are trying to decide what is the best for your price range, you would need to know what your laptop is being used for and size/features you need to match. If you are looking to just replace a drive, maybe you might want to spend part of the cost on more RAM.

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Sandisk1duo (author)caitlinsdad2008-10-11

I want to keep the hdd, i already have selected the appropriate type of RAM, from newegg I want to fix a gamining laptop that i bought for $30 Specs (when fully fixed): 2.80ghz 2gb ram 100+ gb hdd 15" screen dvd-rom cdrw

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Rockerx (author)Sandisk1duo2008-10-17

What video card are you thinking of getting?

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Sandisk1duo (author)Rockerx2008-10-18

well, laptops doen't have graphics cards so...

Here's some specs: here

it looks like it a has 32mb dedicated to video

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Rockerx (author)Sandisk1duo2008-10-18

Wow, I'm stupid. I knew that. Anyway sounds like you got a plan. It looks like it will be a good finished product. Good luck!

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NachoMahma (author)Sandisk1duo2008-10-10
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CameronSS (author)2008-10-09

The 160GB appears to have many more features for the same price, but they don't necessarily mean anything. Mostly I notice that the Seagate (160GB) has a full 5-year warranty, while the Western Digital has none. Judging by the reviews, they both seem relatively reliable, but the Seagate at least has a safety net if it fails.

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CameronSS (author)CameronSS2008-10-09

I'd also like to point out that in 5 years 160GB will probably be obsolete anyway.

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Derin (author)CameronSS2008-10-17

in today,you are mistaken,like i had a 512 meg i bought last year and its obsolete now,although they will probably count gb obsolete in that much time and now you can by a 4 gig of the same model for the same price,i now feel ripped off

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NachoMahma (author)2008-10-09

. No difference in price, and, for most uses, not enough diff in performance to really matter (the latency on the 160 seems high, but specs are incomplete). I'd go with the 160, just because it's bigger. . If speed is critical, you may want to do some more investigating. Most of the online computer magazines will have reviews and real-world testing results.

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