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Thread: Best hard to get out of these?

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    Formula1's Avatar Poster
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    Out of these three harddrives , which would be the best one for me to get. I am planning on adding it onto my onto my current pc system right now. I currently have a 160GB Western didgital SATA hard drive. I've had it for about a year now, and i would really like to get more space. The maxtor diamond has a 16mb cache , does this mean it is the fastest/best one...?

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

    HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 0A31636 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6B250S0 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    I am a Seagate fan, primarily because of the silent operation and 5 year warrantee, but have heard good things about the Maxtor.
    Not sure what good the Maxtor's 16mb cache would be on what is primarily a storage drive so I'd probably stay with Seagate.
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    brotherdoobie's Avatar Long live Hissyfit BT Rep: +1
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    I have a Seagate drive in this computer. I have a Maxtor in the computer upstairs. I haven't had a problem with either one of them.

    Both are fine drives.

    Peace bd

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    If you've got a SATA II capable board go for the Hitachi for best performance. If you've only got SATA I capability it won't give you any advantage.
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