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Which HDD is faster?

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Probably the SE16, but the 640GB drive with two platters is a stellar drive. Probably overkill for you since you linked a 250GB drive.

I actually have the 2500AAKS myself. Great drive.
 
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+1. The WD SE16, but just barely.

Yeah, at that size most of the new ones are pretty close in speed. Get up to like 500gb+ and the SE16 takes a big lead over that, but the 7200.11 is closer. As usual w/ this type of thing, the real performance will be hardly noticeable in any case.
 
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SE16 is faster, but if you really want the kick get a RE2 :)
 

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One thing I did notice on the links above, the Seagate shows a 5 year warranty, while the WD SE16 shows no warranty...
 
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There would never be no warranty. WD is usually three years. The Raptor drives are five years if I recall correctly.

Hard drives are funny. You almost have to be partial to one brand to know what to buy. I've used only WD drives. I tried a Seagate once and it was a hacksaw.
 

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There would never be no warranty. WD is usually three years. The Raptor drives are five years if I recall correctly.

That's pretty much my understanding, but I couldn't find it on the WD link above. I like things in writing!;)
 

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Heh. I like to think of it is Seagate offers a longer warranty because their drives are more likely to need it. :D

I know, such is not the case. I've never had a problem with a WD drive though.
 
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Heh. I like to think of it is Seagate offers a longer warranty because their drives are more likely to need it. :D

I know, such is not the case. I've never had a problem with a WD drive though.

To be perfectly honest, I find Seagates fail MUCH more often, mainly because of their slimmer size they run hotter without decent cooling and burn up.

I send on average 1-3 a week to Seagate for warranty replacement.
I have on the other hand not seen a dead WD drive in about a month.
 

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Are WD noisier?
 

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The AAKS drives are quiet, but other factors will contribute to noise. The case, the method of installation, etc.
 
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doesnt the seagate have the perpendicular recording thingy, if that does anythhing>/
 

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Yeah. The .10+ models are perpendicular.
 

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What does that mean?

In Seagates 7200.9 is a regular HDD 7200.10 and up are Perpendicular recorders...they record/read twice per revolution!

Edit: farlex was on it!
 

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Interesting...

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