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Hard Drive Reccomendations


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jackflash1991

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I am replacing a "Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive" found here: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136153

I hope to get some more performance out of my PC and I will be putting the old drive in a build for my dad. So do guys have any recommendations for high performing HDD? I want something that is at least 250GB, is SATA 3GB/s, and outperforms the WD Caviar SE.

This guy is a "1x Winner of Customer Choice Award - Internal Hard Drives": http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148140
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kenichi_kun

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Hi there this hard drive is real good I own 2 of them and must say they are awesome hard drives.

SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA II

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152052

Here is an article by anandtech for this hard drive, I would recommend getting this one, its greatly priced and just an awesome hard drive.

http://www.anandtech...doc.aspx?i=3031
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Budget?
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jackflash1991

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Budget?
James

I don't really have too much of a budget. Most drives are under $150 so I guess ~$150 is the max I will go. To my knowledge, pumping tons of money into a HDD does not benefit you that much, like the Raptors. Better performance without wasting money is mainly what I want.

Edited by jackflash1991, 05 January 2008 - 10:23 PM.

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148288
These drives perform on par with the Samsung or better, they are very quite and have a longer warranty.
It's for that reason that I'd suggest the Seagate at this time.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148288
These drives perform on par with the Samsung or better, they are very quite and have a longer warranty.
It's for that reason that I'd suggest the Seagate at this time.
James

Sorry it took so long to reply. :)

What makes the "Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS" better then the "SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ" that Kenichi_Kun recommended. I see the latency is slightly higher and the cache is greater but the Seagate Barracuda has a bunch of reviews that say "Amazingly poor performance." or "Cons: Performance." and the cache does not show up on the BIOS people are saying. The Seagate Barracuda seems like it has problems for more people. Do you have any other recommendations or do you still think the Seagate Barracuda is the better way.
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