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    Best HDD for £50-80

    What are the best drives these days in the £50-80 bracket, i already have a raptor and so speed is not a huge concern, mainly which are best speed/reliability tradeoff at the price at the moment, should i try and wait for the 1TB samsung f1 and stretch my cash to that or should i go for something different?

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    Re: Best HDD for £50-80

    if it were my money i'd plump for one of the WD AAKs
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    Re: Best HDD for £50-80

    I think this is arguably the fastest and probably best in the price range (I believe it uses the new 320gb platters - similar to samsung F1 [1TB - not the 250gb platters of the 750GB models]):

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (WD6400AAKS)

    Caveat: Some people have had problems with this supplier, the drive is currently fairly difficult to find.

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    Re: Best HDD for £50-80

    id go for the samsung 750gb f1 spinpoint a great drive

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    Re: Best HDD for £50-80

    i always buy WD hard disks.
    Any of the AAKS models should be fine

    look for the 500 -700gb models as they have better ration Gb/££

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    Re: Best HDD for £50-80

    f1 all the way. although some people have bad experience with samsung drives i've yet to have one

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    Re: Best HDD for £50-80

    Quote Originally Posted by h0mes View Post
    id go for the samsung 750gb f1 spinpoint a great drive
    As hermeticist, the 750GB model is rather less great than the 1TB one.

    I'd go for 640GB WD AAKS too, just through prior experience.

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    Re: Best HDD for £50-80

    I got the 750Gb Samsung F1 last week and can't fault it!

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    Re: Best HDD for £50-80

    Quote Originally Posted by hermeticist View Post
    I think this is arguably the fastest and probably best in the price range [1TB - not the 250gb platters of the 750GB models])
    the spinpoint f1 is 320gb platters

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    Re: Best HDD for £50-80

    Not the 750GB F1 - at least not to my knowledge (3 x 250GB).

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