Windows 10: Advice on Choosing a new HDD Solved

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  1.    07 Sep 2017 #11

    ignatzatsonic said: View Post
    I have no experience with laptop drives, but for standard desktop drives it can be quite important to get a recent model rather than a model from 2 or 3 years earlier.(snip)
    Yes. Drives with the same rotation rates have the same rotational latency. Drives with few platters (higher data density) have higher continuous data transfer rates. (Newer drives tend to use fewer platters.)

    As a compromise for the OP, I suggest a 500GB SSD. I don't know about Mexico, but in the US they have become reasonably priced. I stuck one in my Lenovo laptop, and it flies.
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  2.    07 Sep 2017 #12

    Do you have an optical drive in laptop?

    If so, you can replace that with a hard drive enclosure holding (say) a 1 TB drive, and put ssd in main drive slot.

    You can put the optical drive in an external usb caddy.

    This way, you get best of all worlds.

    You really do not need to worry about read write cycles anymore. SSDs outlast HDDS these days.
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  3.    07 Sep 2017 #13

    If I were getting one for a client it would be a SSD or a WD black with the 5yr warrenty. I would also consider the 512 SSD like was mentioned.
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       07 Sep 2017 #14

    Hmmm... my space needs are my worst enemy, and also being able to move easily.

    That means I'm going for a WD Black, now... the hunting begins!!!!

    Thank you for the advices, guys!
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       07 Sep 2017 #15

    Hmm that sounds reasonable one but do keep your eye out for an SSD even after saying what I did about the improvement in spinners the SSD rules mate maybe try a dedicated store on EBay.

    An example I found for out here Seagate FireCuda 1TB 2.5 SATA Internal Hybrid Laptop Hard Drive SSHD 8GB SSD 7636490067624 | eBay
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