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Old 07-15-2008, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Newegg Sale on 750GB hard drives

I got a e-mail from newegg (and i'm sure many of you have gotten it too) that has two hard drives that are 750GB for $99! I have decided to buy one for the rig that I am ever so slowly putting together. One is Seagate the other is WD, they are both good brands but I don't know which one I should buy so I was wondering which one do you guys think is better? here are the links

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA-300 Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats a Samsung Spinpoint not a WD

The Samsung has 16mb more Cache, however the WD has a little lower write time (by like .1)

Seagate
Cache: 16MB
Average Seek Time: 8.5ms
Average Write Time: 10ms
Average Latency: 4.16ms

Samsung
Cache: 32MB
Average Seek Time: 8.9ms
Average Latency: 4.17ms

Both are good, I'd take the extra cache though even though its a tiny bit slower


EDIT: Newegg.com Newsletter - 24-Hour Exclusive Savings on Our Most Requested Deals!

Heres the whole deal for everybody to see and so everybody gets some nice discounts
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Default Re: Newegg Sale on 750GB hard drives

The warranty is 2 years longer on the Seagate which is always very nice. But 3 yrs on the Samsung is still pretty good and I think I'd rather have the bigger cache myself.
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Ha ha I cant believe I mixed up the WD and the Samsung lol.

thanks for the help though.
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Samsung's are also known quite well for being very quiet drives, Vaanish says they go great with HTPC's
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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did you see my vague and not very helpful yet positive review of it?

lol...might not be on page 4 of this link, but does for now
Customer Reviews Of SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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oh so tempting
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I have 5 of those seagates in my media pc and you cant hear them. Personally i just prefer seagates because i havent ever had any fail on me. I paid 190 each for them when i bought mine though Stupid technology and price drops.
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