What are the best hard drives available now?

Episode 937 (41:07)

Cordell from North Carolina

Cordel is in the market for a new hard drive. Leo likes Western Digital and suggests either the Caviar Black for speed, or Green for low energy performance.

However, now may be the time to look at SSD drives. SSD stands for "solid state drive". They're random access and read speed is lightning fast. Cordel would have to have the right SATA connection, though. At 1.5 gbps, an SSD may be too slow for him, in which case it is probably better to get a regular hard drive and save the extra money.