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Old April 24, 2013, 05:32 PM
cookinpro cookinpro is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Toronto,ON Canada
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Question HDD assistance needed, all thoughts welcome!!!

I will be needing to buy a new internal sata 3.5" HDD as my current drive seems to be on its way out. Hard Disk Sentinel tells me that my 3 year old Samsung Spinpoint 750GB HDD (HD753LJ) has 102 bad sectors with about 79 days of life left in it.
I am looking to spend anywhere between $80-$110 on a new drive that will have either 750GB or 1TB capacity. I would prefer at least a 64MB cache (or higher) and 7200 RPM. My motherboard is an Asus M4A78T-E.
My main concern is that this new drive will be long lasting and reliable. I'm not sure if I should get a regular consumer grade drive or an enterprise drive.
I have been thinking about a Seagate ST1000NM0033 1 TB 7200RPM 128MB Cache enterprise drive as they are about $115 +Tx though I'd like to spend closer to $100 Tx included.
Any and all thoughts are welcome, including where to get this drive in Toronto.
Thanks for your help.
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