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Old 06-15-2008, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The cheapest available 500 gb hard drive?

IS this the best I can get?
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

I am looking for 7200 rpm and 32 mb cache.
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Default Re: The cheapest available 500 gb hard drive?

Here ya go

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

excellent drive.
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Default Re: The cheapest available 500 gb hard drive?

Whats the difference between the one I just mentioned? just the price?

Man am scared, either people are really dumb or something.

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Hard drives is like playing Russian roulette ( failing all the time or something they just happen to work.)
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Default Re: The cheapest available 500 gb hard drive?

I think they are the same drives, one is just built for server environments so is theoretically more reliable?
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Which one would be more reliable?
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Default Re: The cheapest available 500 gb hard drive?

the more expensive one.

I would just go for the cheaper one though, Seagates have some of the lowest failure rates out of all manufacturers and it has a 5 year warranty.
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the more expensive one.

I would just go for the cheaper one though, Seagates have some of the lowest failure rates out of all manufacturers and it has a 5 year warranty.
And the warranty is great.

My <1 month old Seagate drive got fudged when my PC shut off while loading Windows due to a thunder storm. Partition table got corrupt or something. Seagate had no problem replacing the drive.
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