Best 1tb drive as a secondary.

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  1. trvelbug

    trvelbug Notebook Virtuoso

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    I see a couple of new 2.5 inch 1tb hdds in amazon nowadays.
    The last time I checked (less than a year ago), 1tb internal hdds were slightly fatter than 2.5 inches and could pose installation problems.
    I plan to use this drive with my odd sata 2.
    So are there 1tb drives now that are standard 2.5 inches in dimensions and which is most recommended for performance and battery savings?

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    The Western Digital WD10JPVT has been out for a while and it's a 9.5mm, 5400rpm drive with good performance and reliability. But you might want to consider a 7200rpm, 750GB drive like the Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT - I didn't think there was much of a difference, but it is indeed faster - when doing more intensive reads or writes, the Scorpio Black is noticeably faster than the Scorpio Blue...
     
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    I have a new HGST 1TB Travelstar in my Sager as secondary storage. Less than $85 a couple of weeks ago. It is in my ODD caddy and works well.
     
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    ^ I have this drive also with no problems.
     
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    Yep, 7K1000. The only 1TB 7200rpm so far.
     
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    If it's just for storage, I'd opt for a 5400RPM drive.
     
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    I will be using it for data, as a scratch disk, and as a page file disk for legacy programs. So I ideally want it at 7200.
    For the 7k1000 users, is it normal 2.5 inch hdd dimensions, and how would you compare it's power draw to a 500gb 7200 and 5400 hdd?

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    Ya just saw this on slickdeals and ordered one myself.
     
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    I probably get the Hitachi myself.
    So if i were to partition this drive into three, how would I know which is the fastest partition (outer)?

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