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phillpower2

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The Toshiba is faster but the Samsung has a larger storage capacity so it depends which is the more important factor to you.

Note that the Samsung is an OEM device which means the warranty is not provided by Samsung themselves but by the retailer which in this case is amazon, these warranties are typically shorter and offer a lesser cover, hence why the cost is what it is.
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Unfortunately my budget does not allow for an SSD at the moment.

Would you guys recommend a 7200rpm over a 5400 with larger capacity?

The thing is I don't know how many platters the drives have :-(
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Unfortunately my budget does not allow for an SSD at the moment.
No worries as this for me is not financially viable for a notebook that does not have a second storage device.

Would you guys recommend a 7200rpm over a 5400 with larger capacity?
Yes but as I said earlier you must decide if the faster HDD that has the smaller 500GB storage capacity will be enough for you, you know your usage but we do not, if your budget will allow it http://www.scan.co.u...-16mb-cache-4ms

The thing is I don't know how many platters the drives have :-(
Do not overly concern yourself with this as it is irrelevant to the average user, you want a HDD that works - unless you are particularly interested in what a HDD is made up of


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