View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 30, 2012, 03:36 PM
RM - Ottawa RM - Ottawa is offline
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 93

My System Specs

Default Upgrading Storage Drives, looking at Seagate for best value and performance.

Hi,

I am seeking advice on upgrading my storage drives. The criteria I inputted on Newegg led me to Seagate hard drives. I would like to know if 3TB is a good way to go over 2TB, and if running two of them in Raid 0 is a wise choice. If there are better internal hard drives with similar value out there, I do appreciate the input :)

Below are the criteria I entered, which pointed to Seagate drives:

Capacity: 3TB
Cache: 64MB
RPM: 7200 RPM
Interface: SATA 6.0GB/s

The three options were as below, though I am really not sure the difference between them, so am choosing based on price, to opt for 2 of the ST3000DM001 in raid 0.

Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $149.99
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
$179.99
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$199.99

Hope 2 of these will be a good choice for my current setup, which should be outlined below.

Appreciate all input, comments and feedback! Thanks!
Reply With Quote