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Old 12-31-2006, 02:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have decide to get a new hard drive, my motherboard supports SATA2 (Sata 3.0gb/s) and i wanted know which hard drive will last me quite a while, but also be reliable for the time i use it.

I am having trouble deciding in between:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136053
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

Any information on some of the features or differences between the two would help me greatly.
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hrm If i remember right perpendicular recording makes the storage data closer to each other thus making it faster. So id go with that one
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I have a western digital 80gb sata hard drive, i havent used it yet, but you need to buy some sata cables seperately, i figured that out when it came in the mail, so my vote is the w.d.
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The seagate would give you better performance, and both are OEM so you might not get a cable either way... but your mobo (if bought new) should have a sata cable that you can use.
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Neither of those drives will come with a SATA cable... they are a couple bucks just about anywhere. My dual 500 Gig Sata drives came without cables, but I won't need them once I get the NAS box....

I recommend Seagate, as I have NEVER had a Seagate drive fail on me, but EVERY WD drive I have had has failed.
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