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Old 10-14-2008, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, i am in the market for a new hard drive. i need it asap. plz recommend me one that you think is the best. atleast 500GB plz

i was considering either one of these. let me know

Newegg.com - Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

let me know if u guys think something better is out there too. thanks a lot
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640 is faster, it uses bigger density plates.
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Default Re: recommend me a hard drive plz :)

by 640 he means this:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives


but out of the ones u chose the 2nd one ( the 7200.11) is better

but the wd 640 is better then both
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Default Re: recommend me a hard drive plz :)

Yeh the second you posted is newer and faster. But that WD drive is faster again (not by much mind you).
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Default Re: recommend me a hard drive plz :)

heres what i would get...just because i hate seagate- cheaper too....

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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by 640 he means this:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives


but out of the ones u chose the 2nd one ( the 7200.11) is better

but the wd 640 is better then both
The WD 640 GB 16mb cache is better than the seagate 640Gb 32mb cache??

the only reason i was looking at seagate was because they had 5 years warranty, but if WD is better, then i will go with WD i guess.
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Its only marginally faster, WD has proven that it doesn't need the cache to be as fast..

The samsung 640GB is theoretically faster then both of them because it uses 333GB platters instead of 320GB platters on the Seagate 640 and the WD640.
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are any of these faster then the 10K rpm WD HDD's?
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No because WD raptors spin at an extra 2,500rpm its mechanically impossible for a drive that is 7500rpm using the same modern tech to beat a 10krpm drive. They are quite a lot louder and more sensitive to vibrations and more expensive hence why not many people have them. Solid State Disks are faster still as there are no moving parts to inhibit the speed. Hybrid drives also exist but aren't commercially available to my knowledge which use a combination of SSD and mechanical although these have been skipped out due to price/performance if you want to blow money on a fast and very expensive drive the $100 difference of a hybrid and SSD drive is hardly a large concern.

RAIDed 7200rpm drives do beat the original raptors and come very close to the performance of a singe modern raptor drive
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Default Re: recommend me a hard drive plz :)

I'd just get the 640GBs for the price/GB ratio
forget the 500GBs

640GB war Seagate VS WD
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