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    Which HDD

    Being looking at getting a new HDD for my new pc and have up to £40 to spend. This will be my system drive and i've come down to these option

    500 GB Hitachi 0A35415 Deskstar P7K500 @ £38.54 Scan Today Only

    Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar SE16 @ 40.83 Scan Today Only

    I'm leaning more towards the WD as i've read that the Hitachi isn't to good on random search times and bearing in mind this will be for my system drive i feel that, that might be better. Plus i seem to feel a bad vide about Hitachi on the net.

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    Re: Which HDD

    The WD is single platter, which means higher density, which means faster throughput. If you're after performance, go WD. I don't much trust Hitachi consumer drives, they inherited IBMs 'death'star range.
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    Re: Which HDD

    Sorry but +1 vote for the 500GB Hitachi drive

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    Re: Which HDD

    WD for me.
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    Re: Which HDD

    one of 2 AAKS's in my main pc


    that is nothing special at all :/
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    Re: Which HDD

    WD vote here
    but "IBMs 'death'star" for me was the 80GB PATA drives not this generation and i still see one being used !!
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    Re: Which HDD

    another WD vote here although i'd say spend an extra £5 and get the 500gb samsung Spinpoint F1 or wait for it to pop up on today only where it often does at about £5 less

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    one of 2 AAKS's in my main pc
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    that is nothing special at all :/
    isn't that an old 2 platter version though?

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    Re: Which HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by da_ging View Post
    another WD vote here although i'd say spend an extra £5 and get the 500gb samsung Spinpoint F1 or wait for it to pop up on today only where it often does at about £5 less
    What he said.

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    Re: Which HDD

    WD it is but where is this Spinpoint F1 as i had a quick look on Scan and get seem to find it or is it just really obvious and i'm just being me

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    Re: Which HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by handscombmp View Post
    WD it is but where is this Spinpoint F1 as i had a quick look on Scan and get seem to find it or is it just really obvious and i'm just being me
    Here http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500-G...ache-89-ms-NCQ

    I have the 1 Tb version and it's a great drive.

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    Re: Which HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Here http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500-G...ache-89-ms-NCQ

    I have the 1 Tb version and it's a great drive.
    Cheers
    At that price i may as well buy it. I'd be stupid not to. I assume it's two 250gb platters.

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    Re: Which HDD

    It's two 320Gb platters, they just don't use the whole capacity.

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    Re: Which HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    It's two 320Gb platters, they just don't use the whole capacity.
    The Samsung platters are 334Gb. hence a 3 platter 1Tb drive. You are right about them restricting the capacity though.

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    Re: Which HDD

    I recentlt bought a Hitachi 640gb HDD. It seems to be good although runs a tad warmer than the Sammy F1 (about 5 celsius)
    See the HD Tune graphs below for an idea of speeds.


    F1 500gb





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    Re: Which HDD

    Iv got 2 x WDs in my system & iv never had any problems with them. , +1 vote for WD

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    Re: Which HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    one of 2 AAKS's in my main pc


    that is nothing special at all :/
    Thats odd, my AAJS gets a higher average, and burst than the AAKS. Does go a bit spikey tho - not sure if that is due to it being in IDE mode?. I should have changed it b4 installing windows


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