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Old 07-18-2007, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need people's opinions on the best hard drives... preferably ones that are around $100. Currently, I'm deciding between a Samsung or a Seagate.

I've bought everything so far except my p35-ds3r mobo and the HDD. Should I get a 500gb HDD or should I buy two 250gb HDD and put RAID config.?
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If you're not worried about the non-fault tolerance of RAID 0, then go ahead and get the two 250s.

If it were me, I would just go for the single 500GB HDD, because I don't care about the couple seconds waiting time difference.
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500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

I would recommend this, although I don't know what the best one is overall.
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get the 500gb samsung...i dont know why...but its purty fast and its 500gb...got mines for 90 plus shipping 5.95 total 95.95 on ebay
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well one thing good about getting 2 250gb drives and still NOT raiding them is that you can back up alot of data onto one drive from the other incase for some reason you have to reformatt
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yeah the 2 250's you could put OS on one and data on the other...
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yeah the 2 250's you could put OS on one and data on the other...
my vote is on the Samsung Spinpoint
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the best of both worlds...raid 0 and a backup...

i just got my 500gb seagate 7200.10, and i couldn't be happier backing up all my files into it..while using the raid 0 for performance
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the best of both worlds...raid 0 and a backup...

i just got my 500gb seagate 7200.10, and i couldn't be happier backing up all my files into it..while using the raid 0 for performance
yeah thats cool if he were to buy 3 hard drives. but i dont think he's asking that...

honestly i dont think you would even notice the difference of raid 0 in everyday use. its a waste of money imo. i would have 2 hard drives minimum, one for OS and one for backup.

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my vote is on the Samsung Spinpoint
and i would go with a seagate barracuda, in particular a 7200.10 hdd.
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i use mine for watching movies...gaming.. i know in everyday use its like useless..but for intensive games like say oblivion or bfxxxx, i think 2 hard drives helps a lot in terms of loading time...
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