Need new primary HDs, what to buy?
I am upgrading to Win 7 x64 from Vista x86 in the next few weeks. I've decided to go with new hard drives in my 2 desktops (one's a HTPC) instead of reformatting the current drives (will keep them for backups).
What is quiet but reasonably fast?
I was thinking of a Seagate Barracuda but the 500GB I bought (as a storage drive) 2 years ago is so noisy I don't think I could live with it as a primary drive in either computer.
The HTPC currently has a 160GB WD 1600AAJS as the primary and a 2TB WD 20EARS (pretty sure it's a Caviar Green). Both are quiet.
The other desktop has a 320GB Seagate ST3320820AS and a 1 TB Hitachi HDT as the storage drive.
Drives of course are SATA. I think about 320GB is the right size though I could go bigger. The HTPC drive has enough room for everything at 160GB though it is at 90% capacity.
Last edited by Cockroach; 2011-01-10 at 09:53 PM.