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    160Gb HDD's

    want a new drive for my shuttle - seem to have narrowed it down to these 2 - both from komplett at v reasonable prices

    a. Samsung SpinPoint P80 160GB 8MB IDE ATA/133 8MB cache 7200RPM
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    b.Western Digital Caviar 160GB IDE 7200RPM Special Edition 8MB cache WD1600JB

    what do you think would be the best bet, or are they too similar to call?
    anyone have any experience of these drives? throw in ur 2 penneth plz

    much appreciated as always
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    Samsung hands down. I have a 40GB version, very quiet but also quite fast. Haven't had any problems with it at all.

    Also, lots of good reviews about Samsung drives about.

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    cheers al, from what ive read the samsung seems to be quieter but slower than the WD, does anyone know what this difference in speed actually relates too performance wise ? will i see the difference ?

    cheers all

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    160gb maxtor tbh
    ive got the sata version. very quiet + fast, also usually one of the cheaper drives... if not, id get a samsung - heard some good reviews about them. also i would never buy a drive without FDB bearings due to the extra whine niose... well thats the WD chioce gone

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    Personally I think that 2 products that are as similar as these both by good manufacturors, the speed differences are probably going to be negligable. You may see a slight difference in some fancy benchmark test, but will you notice it in RL applications?

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    nice one boys - looks like its the samsung - off to bargain hunt now to make sure ive found the best price - hexus is mint

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