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Best 500GB Sata 3gb/s hard drive


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stettybet0

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I'm looking to get a new 500GB Sata 3gb/s hard drive to record TV onto via a TV tuner card. It also might be used for gaming, if my raptor runs out of room. That being said, which is the best hard drive fitting the aforementioned criteria for these purposes?

I'm thinking about this Western Digital, mainly based on the fact that I've had good experiences with their products before.
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The 11th generation of Seagate hard drives are trickling in, so I'm assuming reviews of the drives will being to surface on the web as well. I'd hold tight for a week, maybe two and then make a decision, I personally find the 10 generation Seagate very noisy when seeking.
What I like about Seagate, is that they offer a 5 year warranty where as their competitors offer a 3 year.
To me, it's a major draw, but it's up to you.
James

Edited by james_8970, 06 October 2007 - 09:33 PM.

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If you want to compare the performance between different hard drives then take a look at this chart: http://www23.tomshar...om/storage.html

Edited by jackflash1991, 06 October 2007 - 09:29 PM.

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Hard drives aren't a big performance aspect even really fast ones offer tiny performance boosts if any at all, hard drives are more about reliability, I would go for a drive with the longest warranty or one of the better server grade hard drives most companies offer rather than going for the fastest as they are all so similar the performance differences are tiny.
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