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Old 07-28-2005, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L250S0 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM



Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM




Item# N82E16822144235 N82E16822148065
Model# 6L250S0 ST3250823AS
Brand Maxtor Seagate
Series DiamondMax 10 Barracuda 7200.8
Capacity 250GB 250GB
Cache 16MB 8MB
RPM 7200 RPM 7200 RPM
Average Seek Time 9ms 8ms
Average Latency 4.17ms 4.16ms
Interface Serial ATA150 Serial ATA150
Form Factor 3.5" 3.5"

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They're both the same speed---7200RPM. I would get the Seagate, just because they're more reliable in my experience.
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I say Seagate for reliablitity.

Most ppl here will tell you that Maxtor HD's can either come out great or just horribly suck lollipops.
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Well. The Maxtor has a bigger cache. Thats nice.

But, i heard they tend to be noisy, and not all that reliable. Seagate.
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The Maxtor is technically the faster drive, but they are known to be unreliable and I would personally take the Seagate.

If you are looking for speed, RPM speed is a bigger performance booster than buffer size
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Good because that's all I buy is seagate. I just didn't know it the 16mb cache would do anything for it.
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I think the Maxtor is faster.. Based on previous reviews I have read. The higher buffer I am sure help it in that regard for sure. In anycase, the speed increase is only marginal IMO. You are better off getting the Seagate. More reliable.
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The Maxtor is technically the faster drive, but they are known to be unreliable and I would personally take the Seagate.

If you are looking for speed, RPM speed is a bigger performance booster than buffer size
Ditto, the Maxtor are flaky drives.

If you want high speed drives, check out western digital raptors, or 15000 RPM scsi drives.
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yea f u want some killer speed get a 10000 rpm 74 gig drive or something but il say seagate also
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