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Thread: which 500gb HD?

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    I'm gonna buy 1 or 2 500GB HD(s). But im not sure which HD I should buy.

    The store where I am probably gonna buy my new hardware has these:

    Samsung HD 500GB SATA-2 7200rpm 16MB
    Western Digital 500GB S-ATA2 WD5000KS
    Seagate 500GB ST3500630AS 7200.10 S-ATA2 16MB

    Which HD is the 'best' ?


    I currenly have 1 Maxtor 320GB Diamondmax S-ATA2 7200rpm 16MB

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    My vote goes to the Seagate.

    Quiet and 5 year warranty.

    The 320GB version is a better choice if you consider price per GB.

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    I like Samsung HDD, b/c they are silent

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    I like seagate, between the other two i'd pick the cheaper one as they're both good companies.

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    Seagate

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    Normally I would say Seagate as well but just this week I installed two Samsung 500's into a customer's PC and was impressed with their speed, price (Newegg was selling them for $100 apiece) and silence- they are significantly quieter than my Seagate 250's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    Normally I would say Seagate as well but just this week I installed two Samsung 500's into a customer's PC and was impressed with their speed, price (Newegg was selling them for $100 apiece) and silence- they are significantly quieter than my Seagate 250's.
    Everything is quiter than Seagate (got two 250GB 7200.10)
    That was the first and last time I bought Seagate, next time I'll stick with Samsung

    The new HDD from WD (the AAKS series) outperforms everything there is on the market. But a mere pc user won't feel a difference in performance between WD and Samsung or Hitachi, you will see it only in few benchmarking programs.

    You want 5 year warranty - Seagate
    You want performance - WD (AAKS)
    You want silence - Samsung>Hitachi

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    kojiro you're right. I would go with WD, I got a coulpe of them myself and the're are just perfect!

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    I got a seagate for $160 and I'm perfectly happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    My vote goes to the Seagate.

    Quiet and 5 year warranty.

    The 320GB version is a better choice if you consider price per GB.
    they removed the seagate from their pricelist

    They only have a Seagate 500GB 7200.9 S-ATA2 8MB.

    The other 2 both have 16mb cache

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