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Old 02-09-2007, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a system but i am not quite sure on which harddrive to pick. I will be running two in raid 0 for a mid Core2 system.

HDD1: Western Digital Caviar [WD1600YS] 160GB 16MB Cache

HDD2: Hitachi Deskstar [T7K200] 200GB 8MB Cache

HDD3: Maxtor DiamondMax [21] 250GB 8MB Cache

HDD4: Seagate Barracuda [7200.10] 250GB 8MB Cache

Does the buffer size really make that much of a difference? I'm not too fussed about storage capabilty, i just want a HDD that will last a long time, running fast and smoothly.


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Old 02-09-2007, 09:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i like your first one you have listed i have 2 of those in raid 0 but the 250gb version and i love em.

cache your not going to notice really with your naked eye. but it does help with access times and read and writes if you do them alot.

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Old 02-09-2007, 12:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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From my experience, I would go with Seagate. This is based soaly on my experience with other vendors. Not only are they the most stable drive I have ever had, but they offer a 5 year warranty...
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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WD or seagate, I haven't heard much about Hitachi and almost everything I've heard about Maxtor has been bad news.

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Old 02-10-2007, 07:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the response guys. I found this one as well : http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...N&v=2#infoarea
I thinking that it is probaly pointless to save a few pounds by getting 100 gb less space do you agree?
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Id go with the Seagate Barracuda aswell, ive got the 300GB version and its really quiet, had it for about a year now and nothing wrong with it.

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