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Dying HDD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Reaper652, 12 May 2010.

  1. Reaper652

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Mar 2010

    Posts: 273

    Location: Northern Ireland

    So im pretty sure my 2nd HDD is failing, started making sort of clicking noises and get a slight grinding as it spins down. Allready got my data backed up, just what to replace it with?

    Taken a look around and narrowed it down to two options:
    1. Western Digital 500gb (whats the difference between black, blue and green? all seem to be within £5 of eachother)
    2. Intel x25-m 80gb ssd

    Is the SSD worth the extra £100? (will also have to wait around a month longer to afford it) or go for one of the WD drives and SSD some time in the future?
     
  2. eddyc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Nov 2009

    Posts: 1,105

    Black - performance
    Blue - balance of performance and power saving
    Green - power saving

    SSDs are pretty awesome for super fast booting and program loading.

    I would go for the WD blue and then get and SSD some time later on.
     
  3. Strepsils

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Feb 2010

    Posts: 357

    Yep ^^ I would go to for the Western digital blue or if you want a bit more performance then you might as well go for the Black version.
     
  4. Reaper652

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Mar 2010

    Posts: 273

    Location: Northern Ireland

    I know thats the sensible option, but there is just a part of me that thinks what better time to upgrade to an SSD than when an old one dies.

    Just that age old debate of money vs. performance, which i allways find very hard to decide over.
     
  5. Reaper652

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Mar 2010

    Posts: 273

    Location: Northern Ireland

    btw Strepsils watch out for the signiture police :eek:
    "If no images are used then up to 4 consecutive lines of normal or smaller text is permitted."