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me have the Hitachi HDS721050CLA362... this is good drive or not?
the Seagate 7200.14 1TB is better then my hitachi drive?

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Regarding Hard Drives, opinions would be subjective and they would mainly centre on reliability rather than performance. Some would tell you that Seagate are better and more reliable, others would tell you that Hitachi's are better... You won't be seeing a spectacular difference in performance if you're using hard-drives with the same specifications and the ones you mention are quite similarly spec'd.

You'd be seeing a massive difference on the other hand if you compare a HDD with a solid state drive (SSD).
 
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Your gramma is worse then mine and im English :p.
Hitachi drives are not great but if it works its not too bad, seagate are about the same but bigger is better.

Aimed only at Op.
 

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The Seagate has 64MB cache over the Hitachi's 16MB and that puts it at a slight advantage.
 
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In terms of performance. Who is faster?
Is there a reason to your question?

They're both 7200 RPM hard drives. Cache makes very little difference in terms of performance. Since Hitachi doesn't make Hitachi anymore, go with the Seagate.
 
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Sometimes I read through posts and think to myself that people don't do any research. I know we're a nice lot but too often it's like tying shoelaces and wiping noses.

Maybe we need a separate sub forum along the lines of "PC Beginners". I'm probably sounding like a total dick here and I don't mean too but (and this is relevant to you Saarxee) it's a bit lazy to simply ask, "x" or "y" - which is better? Do some web based research, google the products and think about what you need that product to do. Check out the spec sheets and reviews of that product and allow yourself to make an educated decision

There's an awful lot of really basic questions being asked that folk could easily do themselves by simply looking for a review.

Am I being impatient and cantankerous or does anyone else feel that folk are starting to take the piss a wee bit with questions they shouldn't really have to answer or at least could be more focused other than "is X good?"
 
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Drive? solid state or platter?
 

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I think you're probably splitting hairs between the two. Unless you go to a brand new high capacity drive it would be hard to feel any difference in daily use.
 

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35 posts and 7 threads in 24 hours. you remind me of vrmvrmware
 
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Sometimes I read through posts and think to myself that people don't do any research. I know we're a nice lot but too often it's like tying shoelaces and wiping noses.

Maybe we need a separate sub forum along the lines of "PC Beginners". I'm probably sounding like a total dick here and I don't mean too but (and this is relevant to you Saarxee) it's a bit lazy to simply ask, "x" or "y" - which is better? Do some web based research, google the products and think about what you need that product to do. Check out the spec sheets and reviews of that product and allow yourself to make an educated decision

There's an awful lot of really basic questions being asked that folk could easily do themselves by simply looking for a review.

Am I being impatient and cantankerous or does anyone else feel that folk are starting to take the piss a wee bit with questions they shouldn't really have to answer or at least could be more focused other than "is X good?"

I thought in the rules it states, research before asking questions?!

harddrives all feel about the same speed to me no matter what it is. SSD you see a difference!
 
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Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB is a good and fast SSD?
The non-pro version isn't the fastest out there, but it's a good, solid drive. I'd buy one.

I like them because Samsung SSD's use all Samsung hardware, unlike most other drives.
 

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Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB is a good and fast SSD?
Currently using the 250Gb version, I have no complaints yet (other than the fact that I still haven't found away to make Win7 recognise the cloned drive as an SSD, but that is another story)
 

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Since Hitachi doesn't make Hitachi anymore, go with the Seagate.
You're right, it's owned by Western Digital now and honestly they're drives are still plenty good. I would recommend which ever has the better warranty. I have to admit though, WD gets drives back a bit faster than Seagate does for RMA (I recently had to RMA a 500Gb Constellation ES at work. Damn snappy drives those Constellation ES' are btw.)

In defense of Hitachi, I have two of their drives getting close to 30,000 hours of uptime and they're still working as well as the day I bought them, but I still think you should go with whichever has the longest warranty.
 

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the 840 series non pro isn't good and faster? O:
Not faster, but if you are going from a HDD to an SSD its plenty fast. Read/Write endurance is good enough for almost all unless you write 100Gb a day.
 
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the 840 series non pro isn't good and faster? O:
Stop wasting our lives and time with half assed and unresearched questions, the samsung 840 non pro Is quick and is cheap there are better but they are still v quick , I have two.
 

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Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB is a good and fast SSD?
Lifespan of the 120GB version is risky tbh, if the budget is thight and it must be a (tlc nand) non-pro version, I would go for the 250GB version at least.