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Old 11-26-2007, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I've been looking for a 500gb hdd for a while now and Newegg has Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM but they also have the 750gb Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM.

So I was wondering if I theres any difference besides size. I don't really need 750gb now but I may later and if its a faster, quieter drive then maybe I'll just get the 750gb. So are there any advantages with the 750gb?
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB will beat the SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB by quite a bit. Check out the storage bench marks over at Tom's Hardware.

I just picked Average Read Transfer Performance at random, and the 750 scored a 74.8, while the 500 only got a 58.0.

You can look at the other storage benchmarks, but I think the 750 will be on top in most, if not all of them.
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^^ if anything get the seagate 7200.11 if your budget allows... its got 32mb cache...
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Yeah, Seagate has a 7200.11 500GB drive that sounds like it would be good for you...

... or good for anyone.
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Wow I didn't know they made 32mb cache now. Do you guys think the price is worth it? I originally had a tight budget but figured hdd is something that I keep for a long time (unless it breaks), so I could spend a bit more.
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i think its way worth it. its 20$ more.
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Oh I forgot to tell you guys, Newegg has 20% off those WD hdds when using PayPal so actually that Seagate drive would be $46 more, actually the 750gb WD would be $6 less. So do you still think I should get the seagate since its a good bit more?
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up to you. I'd still go with seagate myself but my opinions a bit biased. i've always used seagate drives and never had problems. So I dont have any experience with WD drives. I say its worth the cash but take my opinion with a grain of salt ^^
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i think its way worth it. its 20$ more.
NCIXUS.com - Buy Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive - ST3500320AS.

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

Free shipping too...
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ah cool there you go ^^ didnt say it wasnt there, just couldnt find it. sicker than all heck maybe I just can't read right lol ah 6$ cheaper too lol
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