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Battle of the Laptop Hardrives! Answered

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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caitlinsdadSandisk1duo

Reply 9 years ago

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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Sandisk1duocaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

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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RockerxSandisk1duo

Reply 9 years ago

What video card are you thinking of getting?

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Sandisk1duoRockerx

Reply 9 years ago

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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RockerxSandisk1duo

Reply 9 years ago

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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CameronSS

9 years ago

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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CameronSSCameronSS

Reply 9 years ago

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

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DerinCameronSS

Reply 9 years ago

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

9 years ago

. 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.