Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Hard disk for media center PC

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Hard disk for media center PC

    Hi,

    Could anyone recommend me a good hard disk for a media center PC? Priority is quietness, capacity, then price.

    Am I right in thinking 750gb is the sweet spot for value at the moment?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,498
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: Hard disk for media center PC

    Prices are pretty fair for all the big storage options I think. I would get western digital AAKS. Can't hear mine in my P182

  3. #3
    Senior Member this_is_gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Alnwick, Northumberland
    Posts
    4,835
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked
    246 times in 213 posts
    • this_is_gav's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI DK X58-T3eH6
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair 1333MHz C9
      • Storage:
      • 2xRaptor 150GB (RAID0 300GB), 2.5TB permanent storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic X-series
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li A70B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 8M ADSL24

    Re: Hard disk for media center PC

    Or my AAKS in a truly silent media PC (while I could easily hear seeks on an oldish 250gb WD).

    As for size, as Mr. Mike said, go for whatever space you need. Through 320gb to 1GB the prices are pretty well scaled. However quick you think it's going to fill up, it'll fill up quicker. The approach I take instead of getting bigger drives is to use one of these and move files onto other disks. That way you're infinitely scalable, which is crucial if you intend to keep files in DVR-MS format or something rather than convert to DVD or something.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Hard disk for media center PC

    I did a fair bit of reading round with exactly the same criteria for my media center. I settled for two Samsung 750G drives at £70 each from Scan

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    2,595
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    106 times in 94 posts

    Re: Hard disk for media center PC

    I've just bought the 750GB Samsung F1 drive from scan - it arrived this morning! £71.66 with free deliovery for Hexus users

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    655
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    22 times in 22 posts

    Re: Hard disk for media center PC

    Good chocie on the F1's, ncie fast drives despite usng the smaller platter sizes.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    375
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    19 times in 15 posts
    • Maccer101's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Foxconn G33
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 + Scythe Infinity
      • Memory:
      • 2gb Samsung PC-5300
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung F1 + 250gb WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI 8800gt OC 512mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair VX450
      • Case:
      • Antec Mini P180
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 8.04
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung SW223BW + Dell 19"
      • Internet:
      • 10mb Virgin Broadband

    Re: Hard disk for media center PC

    I agree, my Samsung 500gb is Quiet, cool and fast. 750gb is best value at the moment at £70 but the 1TB are dropping to sub £100, need to think hard about how fast you'll fill her up.

    However Seagate, Samsung and WD, its all good. Unless you get a duff one!
    Last edited by Maccer101; 16-04-2008 at 11:09 PM. Reason: Added impartiality to choice

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. best disk cloning software?
    By DsW in forum Software
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 02-07-2008, 09:01 PM
  2. Someone Please help me with my hard disk, *this could take a while!*
    By Hunain in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-01-2008, 12:45 PM
  3. Question about Xclio Hard Disk Cooler
    By YorkieBen in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 17-07-2006, 11:07 AM
  4. Hard Disk Temps - Worried.
    By MD in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 14-03-2005, 11:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •