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7200.12 or aaks?

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  1. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    which is faster?

    WD 640aaks or seagate 7200.12?

    i need to know asap
     
  2. DarkEgo

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    7200.12 is faster in mb/s, but has a slower access time.
     
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    how much we talkin here?

    it will be used as an OS drive and needs to load benchmark data fast as possible
     
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    Then I would sugest the 640 AALS. That is the fastest all arround.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    i got a .12 and it's fast. very nice drive.
    not a fan of wd though.
     
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    is that the WD black?

    honestly.. i dont need size, i need speed. what is the FASTEST 7200rpm sata drive right now?
     
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    wow, easy fits, dont get mad, IMO, the fatest is the seagate 7200.12 as is single platter in its 500gb iteration.
     
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    i have BOTH 2x aaks and 7200.12 in 2 raid 0

    the 7200.12s have a much higher mbps transfer rate, but they are a lot slower in access time. somthing like .12 vs .16 iirc

    i would go the aaks drives if i was going to buy any more, just had one of the 7200.12s fail 1 month after i got it due to a power surge.
     
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    well the aals 500gb seems to have 32mb cache. it does look pretty quick but its $10 more than the seagates.

    im finding the 500gb 7200.12's for $57
     
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    go the aaks drives imo. there fast with lowish latency.


    will try to find benchmarks if i have them of both drives vs eachother.



    just relised they got deleted when i formated my ssd :(, iirc the aaks drives pushed 180-200 mbps @ 12ms

    wile the 7200.12s did 220-260 tops @ 15-17ms.

    both in raid zero that is.
     
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    is the AALS really 32mb cache for the 500gb?

    i need a review on it.
     
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    +1 for Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB WD6401AALS
     
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    Speaking from personal experiences... Go for the AAks .. Here's a screenshot of 2XWD 500AAKS in ASUS speeding HDD and they are screaming fast bro :D
    [​IMG]

    And here is the exact model I have: (the 500AAKS Version ;))
    [​IMG]

    EDIT: Go for the "WD Black" versions and you will get better read times and a little better latency ;)
     
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    i got the seagate 7200.12. it was $20 cheaper and has higher throughput.

    i DONT want a raid. i've been running raids for years.
     
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    the lower latency is what gives that zippy feeling in the OS.

    I'd definately take a little lower throughput for slightly lower latency, especially if it was less than a 10mb difference.
     
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    well price is also a big consideration. i need to save every $ i can. i couldnt justify the extra $20
     
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    Fit can`t justify 20$ :roll::roll::roll:
    The guy who spends that much money on hardware :roll:
     
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    you forget that i get alot of stuff half price or even free...
     
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    How, where and why?

    Also i am going to be getting a 500GB WD black aaks, but then Ebuyer just sent me an email saying that the Samsung F1 1TB was down to £60 which is stupidly cheap seeing as the WD is like £45. So yea which should i go for here? Only posting here because you people seem to know everything.
     
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    you also make sure to get the better hardware and not skimp. if you're really looking for the fastest desktop drive you know what you need to get.
     
  23. mlee49

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    You wont be let down by the 7200.12. Seagate makes quality drives and the Baracuda's are uber fast. Dont get me wrong I have dual 320AAk's but I also came straight from a barracuda and personally would go back to Seagate, even more so at $20 less a drive.
     
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    HDTune/HDTach it and look at the access time....
     

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