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  1. Scott1

    Scott1 New Member

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    basicly is comes down to the company

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    ($100)

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    ($95)

    SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    ($100)
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    Cache size on them ?
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    id have to say the seagate, love there new drives with pr, cant speak for the others as i wouldnt buy a samsung drive and havent bought a wd for a few years (the 36gb raptor) in my specs but i know the seagates are damn good nowadays
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    Seagate FTW!!! :rockout:. Never liked the samsung brand for quality, and Western Digital are known for a slightly lower reliability. And my Seagate is the quietets HDD I have ever had. Cant hear them over my 20dB fans. I can hear my WD tho. :rolleyes:
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    I'm a Western Digital guy. I tried a Seagate 7200.10 320GB drive for my parents' build a couple months ago and it was as loud as a bandsaw. Well, not exactly, but it was way too loud. I then went with a trust WD16000YS and it's much quieter.

    This thread is only as helpful as which company gets the most votes. They're all good drives, really. I only use WD. Someone else will say they only go with Seagate. Someone else will say Samsung's drives are quiet but aren't as fast, etc.

    The OP listed the Seagate 7200.10 drive, not the .11.
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    GO WITH THE AAKS WD HD.

    I have used many of them over the last 2 years for people and myself, never had a failure!

    The drives are quiet and fast!

    For my personal computer I only use WD
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    all 16MB

    they are all basicly exactly the same, just wondering on quality of the company.


    im happy with seagate, i have a seagate external that i have dropped on concrete MANY times and it still runs perfect.


    westerndigtal, i have had 4 WD200 20GB IDE drives fail in the past 5-6 years, so im displeased with them.


    samsung ive heard good and bad.
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    The AAKS drives are wonderful. I have a 250GB AAKS. If you can go a little higher, I've read the 640GB AAKS drive is stellar.

    If WD's reliability is less than Seagate, I bet it's insignificant. Everyone has drives that fail. I have a 40GB drive still in use from 2002. When did you last try a WD drive?
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    i own both 2. and 3. and the WD seems to be running faster.....but i don't worry about it that much
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Buy the Seagates, they are great. I have one of the above and 2 of the 250's. :)
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    My vote goes to seagate. Been most reliable for me from Seagate, Maxtor and WD :). WD Arent bad though. Samsung should be good too :p.

    Go for the one with the best warranty lol.
  13. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    i have the same 320gb and mines silent...maybe you just got a bad drive?
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    i own the sammy and i hate the thing it failed two days after the warrenty expired, i also own the WD and i love that thing have had it for a while now and with the abuse i've put it through i have to recomend it i really like that drive, its fast and i've never had any problems with it
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    id go with seagate but if you really dont care grab the WD because its cheaper and all the HDD's listed are basically the same.
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    WD or seagate they are almost the same just one is slightly cheaper
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    True that, im just a seagate fan boy...and a prefered seagate partner...:rolleyes:
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    btw did you ever talk to the seagate lady or did you just give up?
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    I agree with freaksavior, the 7200.11 really has a good preformance boost, also a 32mb cache
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    The Rep and I never got in contact...probably my bad :wtf:
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    I must have. Most people said their drives were quiet. I RMA'd it as defective for a refund.
  22. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    thats to bad its a solid drive
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    Yeah I like em
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    It was my first time trying a Seagate. It was at a decent price. Since my first impression was bad, I went back to WD.

    Plus I went with a smaller capacity drive, and the price difference helped me get my parents a SATA DVD/RW drive.
  25. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    sounds like a good deal in the end mine was $60 @ BB so i'm not going to complain at all about it

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