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Alright I have a really old Western Dig. 250gb. I dont even know the cache on it all I know is its atleast 3 years old and I can feel it dieing as its been showing signs of failure of the late.. So im going to get a new one. I've heard good things about the Seagate 7200.10 line of drives, them being faster than the WD Raptors. I was also wondering if it was worth getting the "Perpendicular Recording Technology" Seagate drive or the standard one. Storage isnt an issue tho.. I know the PRT one is 320gb but if it makes it faster in anyway I will spend more cash on it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148140

or the 7200.10 Seagate 250gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148262
 
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If you can get the single platter 320Gb that would be my recommendation. Much better performance! I have a 500Gb w/ Perpendicular Recording Technology and compared to my 500Gb Westy so much quicker.
 

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So that perpendicular thing helps? What is it exactly?
 

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get a samsung f1 drive if you can.. but they come in 750gb and 1 tb flavours.. otherwise a seagate with perpendicular recording would be your best bet for a 7200 rpm drive.
 

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I cant find any on newegg but 750gb is way outta my price range.
 

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Samsung F1 ftw
 

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They are too expensive for me.. so the Seagate it is?
 

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looks like it.
 
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You wont be dissapointed with the Seagate 7200.11. Very fast efficeint drives. I put a 250GB in the wifes system, runs very well.

+1 for the F1's though great drives.
 
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Alright I have a really old Western Dig. 250gb. I dont even know the cache on it all I know is its atleast 3 years old and I can feel it dieing as its been showing signs of failure of the late.. So im going to get a new one. I've heard good things about the Seagate 7200.10 line of drives, them being faster than the WD Raptors. I was also wondering if it was worth getting the "Perpendicular Recording Technology" Seagate drive or the standard one. Storage isnt an issue tho.. I know the PRT one is 320gb but if it makes it faster in anyway I will spend more cash on it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148140

or the 7200.10 Seagate 250gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148262

I've got a 250GB Seagate 7200.10 PRT SATA drive I'm selling, right after my Samsung F1 get's here wednesday. If you're interested. :D
 
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Samsung SpinPoint F1. I have five of these, and i get abt 120MB/sec file transfer between two hard drives.
 

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Caviars are usually the cheapest of all 7200 rpm drives. I heard the 320 gb on newegg is only $70. Also I agree with PanchoMan's lin.=k.
 

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if you guys read the thread... you'd know that f1's are out of his price range -_-
 

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get a 72.11 there as fast as a raptor :)
 
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Samsung Spinpoint F1 or Seagate 7200.11

Your only two options.

If you can't afford those, the WD Caviar SE16s rock.
 
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