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    Laptop HDDs

    Whats the best value for money these days? Are 1TB available / affordable ?

    Is SSD still pretty pricey per gb?

    Ideally want 500gb min, but 1tb would be nice if its affordable.. Wheres the cheapest place to look online? (for uk delivery)

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    I normally use Scan.co.uk: Leading supplier of Computer Hardware

    or

    Aria PC - Computer Hardware, Components, Monitors.. at lowest prices - with ref to price I normally use the uk google product page which I think used to be called froogle

    Google Product Search

    I sometimes find other companies like MemoryC.com - computer memory laptop memory and flash memory supplier

    or

    CCL Computers - Awarded Best Online Retailer 2008 for PC, PC Components, Laptops, Notebook, Computer Components, Intel Servers, Hard Drives, PC Memory using google products

    SSD's are still quite expensive but I guess that depends on make / model / capacity and type of drive ie MLC or SLC ( as I am sure you already know ) did you have a few ssds in mind that you wanted to check prices on ?

    Other then that there are the usual dabs.com or misco.co.uk and ebuyer.com ( play.com has some stuff but price wise I am not sure about ) as well as a few others like novatech ( not sure if it was just me though but I always found novatech to be a bit more on the pricey side )

    Hope this helps a bit

    When you refer to cheap or expensive - whats your definition of cheap and or expensive ?
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    If you value speed over capacity then you need to be looking at 7200rpm drives. I'd recommend the WD Scorpio Black. I currently have the 320GB version in a Dell XPS M1530 although they now do a 500GB version. I did have a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 but it made so many clicks and other strange noises that it just had to go.

    Also bare in mind that a fasted HDD will increase heat and may reduce run time on battery slightly.

    As for warranties both the above came with 3 Years.

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    Its going to occasianly be used for recording live bands with the 16 channel external soundcard. Will the speed of drive make much significant differnece for tihs?

    I was thinking 500gb minimum, I picked up a WD Passport 2.5" hd in the US last week at 750gb, they also had 1tb so I guess they must do the drives individually too?

    What would the WD Green offer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Its going to occasianly be used for recording live bands with the 16 channel external soundcard. Will the speed of drive make much significant differnece for tihs?

    I was thinking 500gb minimum, I picked up a WD Passport 2.5" hd in the US last week at 750gb, they also had 1tb so I guess they must do the drives individually too?

    What would the WD Green offer ?
    solid state drive would

    1. be very quick
    2. be better ref power consumption
    3. might be the more expensive option but would be worth it

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    Ok, going to go for a 500gb WD Black..

    Where is the best place to buy them from? Do any suppliers on here still do personal orders? I heard something about CPLtd not trading on here anymore or something?

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    Ebuyer have them at £56.58

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