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Best brand for laptop hard drive?


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#1 Sintharius

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:43 PM

Hello Bleeping Computer folks.

 

Can I ask which brand of HDD for laptops is the best? I was considering Seagates, but seeing how the Seagates HDD that came with the laptop started showing signs of failing after one and a half year... well, not touching that.

 

I use a Lenovo G580. Mostly for gaming and studying, so a 500GB HDD would do. All I need is good durability and speed (if it's possible).

 

Thank you in advance.



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:57 PM

If you really want speed, you can go with an SSD. They are fairly pricey but will certainly be faster than any other mechanical drive you could buy. If you do go that route I would suggest getting a 128/256 GB one and using external storage for music/movies and things other than your programs. This is a great SSD for a decent price. If you still want to get a regular hard drive, I have never had a problem with my Seagate drives, but Western Digital is also a good brand. Here is a Seagate one and a Western Digital one both 500 GB and 7200 RPM.


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:02 PM

I do not really play high-end games (Assassin's Creed: Unity will need to wait until I get back home and get a decent PC... which will not be for 4 years), so a HDD is ok.

Thanks for the info though.



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:05 PM

No problem, but with an SSD you will also see improvement in boot time and how fast your programs load, not just in games. The main thing I look out for in a new HDD is the warranty and the reviews.


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:14 PM

When I'm looking for a hdd I always check the comments of other buyers. The difference if any in the quality of WD and Seagate, if any,

is negligible.

 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:01 PM

Is it okay to install a drive that's meant for the smaller kind of notebooks (netbooks, ultra-thin notebooks) into normal notebooks?



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:07 PM

There is no "best" mechanical hard drive for a laptop, due to the nature of the beast.  Working support I would replace two or three drives a week, from all manufacturers.  As Aerys said a SSD would be the best.  Provided you don't need a ton of space you should be able to get a 256GB drive for under $100.






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