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Old 01-23-2007, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

I recently got my new replacement Dell Dimension 9200 PC system. I got a new one from Dell because my initial Dimension 9200 PC system was making lots of vibration / buzzing noises.

Now here's my situation:

My new replacement PC came with a "320 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9" (Model#ST3320633AS). Is this a good hard drive compared to the "320 GB Western Digital Caviar SE16" (Model#WD3200KS - 75PFB0) on my older pc system (the defective one)? Keep in mind, I haven't returned the defective one yet as I'm deciding if it's worth exchanging it with a different HD; unless I can swap my old HD from the defectives one and put it in the new PC system?

Also, I can't find this Seagate model# (model#ST3320633AS) on their official website. Is this normal? The physical sticker label says it's Barracuda 7200.9 model. However, on the following chinese website below, it references the "model#ST3320633AS" as a Barracuda 7200.10 (the one with perpendicular recording technology). If it's the one w/ the perpedicular technology then I presume it should be definitely better than the WD Caviar SE16 HD. What you guys think?

Here's the link which references the Segate model#ST3320633AS as a Barracuda 7200.10 ---> http://pdlib.pconline.com.cn/product...oductId=172273



Can someone help me decide if it's worth keeping the Seagate model vs. the WD model?

Thanks for the help everyone!
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Personally, I'd get the Seagate. Seagate drives have the lowest failure rate.
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Personally, Seagates seem to be quieter than WD. I have three Seagates and a WD and the three are drowned out by the WD, as far as i can tell.
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Or the other way around

I love my WD's.
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Don't get me wrong. My WD is fantastic. Never acted up. I just prefer Seagate.
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im a fanboy. Seagate all the way.
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WD My Book
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best of all is the stylish design
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get the perpendicular recording 320 gig by seagate
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I'm a WD guy. They make good drives and a have a huge range of options.
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I wasn't callin' ya out Snake Eyes!

In my machine now I have 3 WD's and 1 Seagate myself
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