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Old 10-23-2007, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody,
I need to update the storage of my work station, as my hard drives I use at the moment are getting too small (2*250gb SATA 2 Samsung Spin Point)


I want to update it with one 500gb HDD and adding another one of the same type in the near future.

But I canīt make a decission, the seagate, samsung and western digital HDDs are all rated pretty good.

Which would you prefer to buy?

Thank you very much for your help,

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I really like my Samsung 500GB.
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is it a quiet hdd?
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there is only 2 real choices here "samsung or seagate" the Samsung is 0.x ms faster but the Seagate comes with a 5 year warranty. Your decision they are both excellent drives
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what about the western digitals`?

everything I heard from them up to now was almost the best
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I prefer Seagate's warranty over any hard drive company. Western Digital has a great 750GB HDD though.
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is it a quiet hdd?
Yes it is im currently about 40cm away from it and I cant hear it above my case fans.
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Yes it is im currently about 40cm away from it and I cant hear it above my case fans.
That means nothing you could be sitting there with focus flow fans going full blast which would be 70db.
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WD and Hitachi are very unremarkable in terms of hdd manufacture the only exceptional one is the WD 750gb. Whatever you do don't buy Maxtor!!! you haven't mentioned them yet but just don't go their to warn you
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The fastest 7200rpm 500gb currently available is the 7200.11 Seagate 500gb. It has just come out and is VERY fast. 32mb cache as well.
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