My hdd is failing and I am thinking of replacing it.
Now my old HDD is Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200RPM 3.0gb/s SATA 32MB cache 3.5" desktop.
I decided to stick to same brand - Seagate so right now I am looking at 2 choices.
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Hybrid Drive ST1000DX001 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD
My question is two fold:
1) Will both these drive be compatible to replace my old 3.0GB/s 32MB cache drive (without any extra modifications/materials)?
2) Will any of these drives make ANY difference in the speed and performance of my 4+ yr desktop PC or they just perform up to capacity of my old (3.0gb/s, 32mb cache) drive and no more?