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    New HDD - what's OK these days?

    Putting together this system, need a HDD of about 160-250GB. Rather out of touch with what quiet and reliable as I haven't bought one for 18 months.
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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    not that ive checked that size of drive but 500gb and even 750gb are very cheap now.

    the differnce in price between a drive that small and the drives above is about £10.

    for me its always samsung, though some people have had numerous RMA's with them. western digital are also excellent.

    even a 640gb two platter will be fast and cheap!

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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    There's just been a thread on a newsgroup this morning and Samsung and Hitachi seem to be the kiddies.

    Don't need a big HDD as he won't be storing videos etc.

    (I have one of 80GB and I've got 50GB unallocated and still plenty of space on C, D and E. It speeds up maintenance).
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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    Personally I'd go for the Samsung F1 320gb, I know you don't need this much but its pretty much the same price as a 250gb and will be faster. I find the F1 Samsungs to be extremely quiet. Only thing cheaper that I have experience with is the WD 250gb Caviar Blue, I have one of those, its good so far but not as quiet as my F1
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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    OK, I'll look at Samsungs first, thanks.
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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    WESTERN DIGITAL ALL DAY LONG for me.

    AAKS are nice (now caled Caviar Blue), fast, reliable: 500gig are top value, and Scan are doing one TODAY only with a free SATA cable too £43.69 inc vat

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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    £47 for the 640GB AAKS, great value and super faster using 320GB platters

    Got one coming monday with the free cable.

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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    Yeah, you're pretty much going to be advised to go for either WD or Samsung on this site, don't think you can go far wrong with either.
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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maccer101 View Post
    Yeah, you're pretty much going to be advised to go for either WD or Samsung on this site, don't think you can go far wrong with either.
    With good reason ... for WD anyway

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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    WD, Seagate, Samsung, all good. From personal experience the warranty turn around for Seagate is far quicker (about 1-1.5 weeks) than WD (about 4-5 weeks). I've read good things about Samsung warranties as well.

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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    Can confirm that the sammys run very cool as well (almost 20deg cooler then the Seagates they replaced!)

    Not sure what temps the WDs come in at.
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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    Generally speaking:
    For reliability WD RE2 (opps more out of touch than I thought, RE3)

    For performance, Samsung is supposed to have the edge, but don't quote me on it!

    Unless you want to splash the cash, then maybe a WD Raptor (I'm so out of touch, I mean VelociRaptor)

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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    Don't need the performance - it'd be faster than the user.

    My Samsung seems to be OK, so perhaps another one...
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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    Hitachi has far the best hard drive atm.

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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Frink View Post
    Hitachi has far the best hard drive atm.
    Do they? Some of there performance is poor compared to others and realibility record hasnt been the best either, from what i have read.

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    Re: New HDD - what's OK these days?

    Performance wise they are actually very good but you are right about reliability. My laptop drive is Hitachi and it is or was the fastest 200GB around at the time. I fear it will die before it gets to the end of the race though. I just leave everything important on my Western Digital passport.

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