With my Nintendo Wii being broken and needing repair and my hard drive needs being near critical, I have decided to forgo getting an SSD drive in exchange for a much cheaper (and much larger capacity) hard disk drive. Using my same pool of blog earnings I spent $85 on it to get the Nintendo Wii shipped back for repair and the rest I spent on a 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM drive with 32mb cache.

I installed it in a flash and now have 900GB of free room and it makes it much easier to move files around and structure my system, it is hard to believe that I had 30+ GB of home movies stored on my hard drive, I should have them converted to DVD so I can free up the drive space.

I know you can get 1 TB Drives cheaper than $119.99 but I wanted to buy it from a local store in case something was wrong with the drive, and I didn’t want to pay for shipping, but still paying just over 11 cents per GB is incredible in my opinion and a great deal, plus my 7200 RPM Barracuda is faster than my current 5400 RPM Maxtor and should have better performance.

In the end I decided getting the Wii repaired and a larger capacity but slower drive than the Solid State Disk I originally wanted was the best choice, I had also heard there were all sorts of performance woes and such with the SSD drives which are so cutting edge, that really you need Windows 7 to support them the way they were meant to be supported.

-Dragon Blogger

Justin Germino
Working in the IT Industry for over 17 years starting with OS, Networking and then moving into web based technologies including authentication and online security. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.
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