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Type: Hard drive - internal
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
Interface: Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps
Buffer Size: 32 MB
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
Manufacturer Warranty: 2-year warranty
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Excellent product, delivered quickly.
Seagate hard drive arrived promptly, fit perfectly into our eMachine, and is working extremely well. Totally pleased with the product and the people at Crucial for ensuring that it was made for this machine.
fit exactly and came wiyh all the cables and worked right out of the box
I like to play around with my computer in a way that's not exactly easy on hard drives.
Basically, I compile a lot of applications from source code. I know that this is rough on mechanical hard drives from experience, because I go through hard drives once every 2-3 years on systems where I do this.
Also, I tend to reinstall my operating system(s) every few months or so in order to experiment/test various configurations. That's also rough on the hard drive because it involves reformatting/reinstalling stuff.
I'm getting ready to replace the HDD I just wore out in my Linux machine. I like the speed of SSDs (I run them in my Gaming systems without issue), but I don't know if an SSD could hold up to the way I use my "programming" computer.
Basically, I'm wondering if it's a better idea to buy cheap HDDs and run them into the ground to avoid wearing out an SSD within 6 months (which I've heard happens with write-intensive operations), or whether an SSD would survive in that environment for about the same 2-3 years as my hard drives.
Most people have only tested the drives under normal scenarios with Windows and gaming. My situation is a little different, though.
Any advice/experience that might be relevant?
Thanks for contacting us.
1. The new SSD only requires to be initialized prior to using or cloning. A guide on how to initialize can be found here.
2, I believe the computer will be unaware of the change if you use the EaseUS todo back up, however, I am not super familiar with this back up software and that might be more of a question for their forum.
Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Thanks for contacting us. Defragging can save time for the cloning process so you may go ahead and perform a defrag. It's definitely not necessary, however.
Hi ,i have my new ssd arriving tommorow,i wish to clone my existing hdd to the ssd,i have purchased a laptop upgrade kit as i wanted to use the usb cable connector to clone the drive.
Now im using a desktop but in the desktop kit i couldnt see a mention for the usb to sata cable hence why i orderd the laptop version.
Sooo my question is,will the laptop cloning kit will work on a desktop as its just the same in a sense to a laptop?
Thanks for your message. I have looked in to that system and it will use one of our SSD's no problem at all. We actually sell an internal 2.5" to 3.5" converter on our website.
You can find the part located HERE and we also sell an external enclosure if you would like to use your current hard drive is back up when the SSD is installed. You can see the external enclosure HERE
You will certainly notice a massive different in performance from installing an SSD in your system. An SSD is up to 21x faster than a standard hard drive, so you'll notice it right away.
If you do have any other questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask and I would be more than happy to help.