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Old 05-12-2008, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

It's for a media pc in my living room, so
1. Quiet
2. Performance
3. Price
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go with the Barracuda 7200.11. It's $10 more than the SAMSUNG, but it's got a great 5 year warranty and are very fast hard drives. The WD Caviar at its 16mb cache doesn't even compete with the Seagate.
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Anyone have any other opinions? How about noise levels?
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I don't know how it compares to the Seagate but I have the Samsung and I think its a quiet drive. So I would say get the Seagate or the Samsung.
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Seagate is probably the quietest choice. im not sure about the samsung. but i know for sure that seagate is extremely quiet and fast.
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The Samsung. There are tests where it's beaten slightly in access time but does better in throughput. So it performs a bit better.
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Samsung is probably the Quietest of them all, the Seagate is probably the fastest (probably with the Western Digital and the Samsung trailing a bit)
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