recommend me a good 3tb hdd please!

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#1 Posted by rogelio22 (2381 posts) -

hey guys! im running out of room on my 1tb (down to 100gb) im looking for a new low price annd fast 4tb 3.5" for my pc. which one do yall recommend from newegg? and hows the easiest way in making it my primary drive? in other words copying all my existing data to the new hdd and making my current one my secondary since i dont wanna run into any problems with games on steam or other services! thanks for any help:D

#2 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2587 posts) -

hey guys! im running out of room on my 1tb (down to 100gb) im looking for a new low price annd fast 4tb 3.5" for my pc. which one do yall recommend from newegg? and hows the easiest way in making it my primary drive? in other words copying all my existing data to the new hdd and making my current one my secondary since i dont wanna run into any problems with games on steam or other services! thanks for any help:D

rogelio22

Go on newegg. Select 4tb HDDs and select the highest rated. Pick the top one and there ya go! as for how to set up hdds, that my friend is what google is for. plenty of guides out there. although if you run into any problems or questions feel free to ask.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN59W-56p3I

#3 Posted by rogelio22 (2381 posts) -

[QUOTE="rogelio22"]

hey guys! im running out of room on my 1tb (down to 100gb) im looking for a new low price annd fast 4tb 3.5" for my pc. which one do yall recommend from newegg? and hows the easiest way in making it my primary drive? in other words copying all my existing data to the new hdd and making my current one my secondary since i dont wanna run into any problems with games on steam or other services! thanks for any help:D

_SKatEDiRt_

Go on newegg. Select 4tb HDDs and select the highest rated. Pick the top one and there ya go! as for how to set up hdds, that my friend is what google is for. plenty of guides out there. although if you run into any problems or questions feel free to ask.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN59W-56p3I

yeah i looked a few methods on google but everyone here seems much more reliable :) and i thought id get a lil extra help as for looking up the hdds on newegg i have but thought also get a lil more input on the matter! thanks

#4 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2587 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="rogelio22"]

hey guys! im running out of room on my 1tb (down to 100gb) im looking for a new low price annd fast 4tb 3.5" for my pc. which one do yall recommend from newegg? and hows the easiest way in making it my primary drive? in other words copying all my existing data to the new hdd and making my current one my secondary since i dont wanna run into any problems with games on steam or other services! thanks for any help:D

rogelio22

Go on newegg. Select 4tb HDDs and select the highest rated. Pick the top one and there ya go! as for how to set up hdds, that my friend is what google is for. plenty of guides out there. although if you run into any problems or questions feel free to ask.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN59W-56p3I

yeah i looked a few methods on google but everyone here seems much more reliable :) and i thought id get a lil extra help as for looking up the hdds on newegg i have but thought also get a lil more input on the matter! thanks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236353

This is the HDD that I would pick. call me a WD fanboy :) its not cheap but if alot of storage is what you want thats what it is. as for the whole installing and transferring data everyone on here will link you to a guide.

#5 Posted by rogelio22 (2381 posts) -

thanks^^^ that is a lil pricey but i also dont want a cheap one to die on me in a few months. ill probably end up going with that!

#6 Posted by MonsieurX (30417 posts) -

...it's a SAS drive

But 4tb are overpriced currently...you can get a 3tb for ~120$ and it would costs you more than the double to get the extra tb

#7 Posted by rogelio22 (2381 posts) -

...it's a SAS drive

But 4tb are overpriced currently...you can get a 3tb for ~120$ and it would costs you more than the double to get the extra tb

MonsieurX

yeah i just noticed thats different from sata? right? but yeah looking at the prices i see 3tb are almost half the cost! so now please recommend me a good 7200rpm or more 3tb sata hdd please! theres a ton more to choose from than 4tb.. are toshiba and seagate any good??? the WD ver. is over $300!!

#8 Posted by Kendog87 (1111 posts) -

Just get a WD 3tb green for storage.

#9 Posted by rogelio22 (2381 posts) -

Just get a WD 3tb green for storage.

Kendog87

arent the GREENS slower than regular hdds??? i need this as my primary drive for gaming. i hate to redownload stuff as it takes up bandwidth. i just like to have everything there when i need it

#10 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7451 posts) -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844

maybe this, this has the most review. 4tb is overpriced, you can practically grab 2x3 for the price of one 4tb.

#11 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2587 posts) -

...it's a SAS drive

But 4tb are overpriced currently...you can get a 3tb for ~120$ and it would costs you more than the double to get the extra tb

MonsieurX

I wasnt wearing glasses. Im not even kidding. :O i thought he said 4TB

#12 Posted by rogelio22 (2381 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]

...it's a SAS drive

But 4tb are overpriced currently...you can get a 3tb for ~120$ and it would costs you more than the double to get the extra tb

_SKatEDiRt_

I wasnt wearing glasses. Im not even kidding. :O i thought he said 4TB

i was wanting a 4tb at first but i changed my mind as them been twice as much. so i changed the topic title aswell

#13 Posted by rogelio22 (2381 posts) -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844

maybe this, this has the most review. 4tb is overpriced, you can practically grab 2x3 for the price of one 4tb.

Bikouchu35

thanks looks good! is seagate better than toshiba? i

#14 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2587 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]

...it's a SAS drive

But 4tb are overpriced currently...you can get a 3tb for ~120$ and it would costs you more than the double to get the extra tb

rogelio22

I wasnt wearing glasses. Im not even kidding. :O i thought he said 4TB

i was wanting a 4tb at first but i changed my mind as them been twice as much. so i changed the topic title aswell

Well the damage has already been done i went to a doctor

#15 Posted by rogelio22 (2381 posts) -

[QUOTE="rogelio22"]

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

I wasnt wearing glasses. Im not even kidding. :O i thought he said 4TB

_SKatEDiRt_

i was wanting a 4tb at first but i changed my mind as them been twice as much. so i changed the topic title aswell

Well the damage has already been done i went to a doctor

lol! sorry!:lol:

#16 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-7200RPM-Cache-SATA3-Drive/dp/B006KCX0UE
#17 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26185 posts) -

Unless you have a laptop, why not just get another 1TB and add it in?

#18 Posted by rogelio22 (2381 posts) -

Unless you have a laptop, why not just get another 1TB and add it in?

ChubbyGuy40

i dont wanna have to worry about space for a while! especially with all the games taking up more space nowadays... i think max payne 3 took over 30gbs!!! i know i could just delete em but id rather have em ready for when i feel like playing or when friends come and they wanna play a certain game

#19 Posted by Jacobistheman (3975 posts) -

I have a couple of these.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
I got one 9 months ago for $140ish and just picked up one for $90 on Black Friday. They are the two fastest hard drives I have (slower than my SSD) and I have not had any problems with them.

#20 Posted by Jacobistheman (3975 posts) -

[QUOTE="ChubbyGuy40"]

Unless you have a laptop, why not just get another 1TB and add it in?

rogelio22

i dont wanna have to worry about space for a while! especially with all the games taking up more space nowadays... i think max payne 3 took over 30gbs!!! i know i could just delete em but id rather have em ready for when i feel like playing or when friends come and they wanna play a certain game

It is going to be more trouble than it is worth transferring the data. Keep everything you have on your current drive on your current drive and just add a second one (it doesn't have to be 1TB)
#21 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I have a couple of these.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
I got one 9 months ago for $140ish and just picked up one for $90 on Black Friday. They are the two fastest hard drives I have (slower than my SSD) and I have not had any problems with them.

Jacobistheman
Yeah that's the one I am looking to get for my new rig.
#22 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23604 posts) -
Don't use a 3tb drive for your OS drive, get a SSD. The seagate 3tb hd is the fastest in its price range. There is a big drawback, 1 year of warranty. What a joke.
#23 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Don't use a 3tb drive for your OS drive, get a SSD. The seagate 3tb hd is the fastest in its price range. There is a big drawback, 1 year of warranty. What a joke.

I will be installing my OS on the 3TB HDD. SSD drives aren't worth the asking price. Also it is only a big drawback if your HDD actually goes out. Not much of a drawback if your HDD last 8 years now is it.
#24 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23604 posts) -
[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"][QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Don't use a 3tb drive for your OS drive, get a SSD. The seagate 3tb hd is the fastest in its price range. There is a big drawback, 1 year of warranty. What a joke.

I will be installing my OS on the 3TB HDD. SSD drives aren't worth the asking price. Also it is only a big drawback if your HDD actually goes out. Not much of a drawback if your HDD last 8 years now is it.

you are wrong
#25 Posted by kraken2109 (13070 posts) -
[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"][QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Don't use a 3tb drive for your OS drive, get a SSD. The seagate 3tb hd is the fastest in its price range. There is a big drawback, 1 year of warranty. What a joke.

I will be installing my OS on the 3TB HDD. SSD drives aren't worth the asking price. Also it is only a big drawback if your HDD actually goes out. Not much of a drawback if your HDD last 8 years now is it.

Unless there is something wrong with your current hard drive just add the second. You can move all your games there if you want. I'm running a 1TB primary with a 640GB for my games (640GB is nearly full though)
#26 Posted by metacritical (2535 posts) -
SSD drives aren't worth the asking price.AmazonTreeBoa
just because something is expensive doesn't mean it's not worth the price. using an SSD as your boot drive will be a very good investment.