Looking for Best 1TB Drive for 2010 Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wicked1, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    I really do not care if it is 5400, 5200, or 7200 RPM, but I want a drive that performs well. I was going for a 750GB but they are basically the same price as the 1TB at newEgg.

    Who has what and how well does it perform, I will only be using it in my 2010 mini which is a HTPC for the entire house, some browsing etc.

    I need the space as my 500GB Seagate momentus XT is DONE, Full Kaput :(

    Thanks
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I have a few samsungs they are flawless so far. your other choice is western digital. I have a link for the samsung at 90 bucks I will look for it.


    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=SM-HN101BB

    105 free shipping but this code gets 15 0ff ;

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  3. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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  4. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    Don't have a budget will spend anything to get a drive that works, is reliable, and lasts, it will only be serving my house with media thru iTunes on my 2010 and 2011 Mini's.

    I have the new Seagate 1.5 TB drive but this thing is twice the thickness of my current Seagate 500GB 2.5" drive
     
  5. Lokheed macrumors regular

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    They all do. No HD manufacturer has a perfect record. It all boils down to speed, size of the drive, and personal choice. There's no "golden drive" out there. Some love WD, others Hitachi, and still others Seagate. Buy a drive that suits your needs (size and speed), all others concerns are superfluous.
     
  6. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    Well, if there is no budget have you considered a larger size so you don't have to shop again when you fill it up?

    Just a thought to keep your options open & maybe widen your search...
     
  7. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    7200 is the best bet if you're looking for speed, but a good 7200 drive is going to cost more. WD makes the black drives, which are pretty solid, and seagate makes pretty good drives too (although I've only owned their SAS enterprise disks)
     
  8. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Wish someone could make a 2TB drive to fit my 2010 mini. Between my movies, music and photos, 1TB isn't enough. Or, somehow fit a 3.5 inch drive in it. Why couldn't apple raise the height of the mini by an inch to accommodate a full size drive. Be the perfect multi media center.
     

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