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Looking for a new 1 TB or more HD.

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#1 Johnz414


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 09:57 PM


I'm looking to add at least a terabyte hard drive for storage and performance. I've seen some good possibilities at Newegg but I thought it prudent to get what advice I can from here before making a purchase.

Inside my PC I have:

ASUS P5KC LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 8MB, ATA-133, EIDE, OEM

Plu 2 SCSI HDs, a 78 GB and an eighten GB one.

EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

OCZ Vista Upgrade 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2VU8002GK

I have a stuttering problem that I'm also hoping to resolve. Reading on this seems to point to either the hard drive or the video card as the culprit. I don't know which is to blame here but the video card is DD3 while my memory is DD2 if that has any baring on what might be making my PC stutter? Also, my reading said that it may be the SATA HD causing the stuttering? Could it maybe be that there is more than one kind of hard drive in my PC - SATA, IDE and SCSIs?

Are any of the combinations on components in my PC be causing the stutter? I bring this up because I wouldn't want to purchase another cause to make my PC stutter, it's stuttering is bad enough already:)

Anyhow, I would like to find at least a terabyte HD that will not stutter but offers high performance and storage for all the TV programs that I will probably be recording now that I am using a Hauppauge 2250 HD TV video card and liking it as my only HD TV.

Any suggestions on what is a good performing HD with this kind of storage and not to expensive, maybe up to $150.00. And if you have any recommendation for something costing more than that it still would be interesting to hear about it. Thanks.


Edited by Johnz414, 27 November 2009 - 09:58 PM.


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#2 RainbowSix


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 10:14 PM

Western Digital makes excellent hard drives. I recommend the Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS.
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