Decision in buying a hdd.

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terorvlad
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Hello. I am interested in buying another HDD to go along with my current one. I am quite a noob when it comes to hdd and I never understood how pairing them works and all that stuff. Right now I got:
Western Digital (WDWD5000AAKS), 500 GB, 7200 rpm, 16 Mb, random acces time 8.9 ms, SATA 2, transfer rate :300 MB/s. It works good enaugh and I got it for like... 60$ 2 years ago. I right now am interested in a http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?name=st2000DM001-barracuda-7200-14-sata-6gb/s-2tb-hd&vgnextoid=ba11e63bb94f2310VgnVCM1000001a48090aRCRD&vgnextch
I am looking for any suggestions to which way to pair them, other choices, how will work together, on which one should I keep my system files etc. The price is about 150$. I am from romania and to me it looks like a good deal.
Thanks for the time taken.

*Edit*
Also, how will my psu do with my current configuration ?

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david179057
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i would clone the current drive to the new one useing some software from acronis then use the old drive as maybe a back up or a spare drive

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david179057
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i would also go with a Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB WD20EARX model (for sata 6)

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Quite good...nothing to say

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terorvlad
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From what I've searched on google, it seems the WD is slower than the Segate, but there are fewer people with problems... will definitley consider it.
http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd.php?hdd=WDC+WD20EARX
http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd.php?hdd=Seagate+ST2000DM001-9YN164

marijanovic
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Samsung SpinPoint F3 is a good choice.

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