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    Best Budget Hard Drive

    Im looking for a new hard drive for my old pc, looking to spend under 40 quid,

    Performance and reliability are key
    I dont mind too much about noise
    Anything above 500gb is a bonus but not necessary


    Samsung gets mentioned around here quite a bit and the SpinPoint F3 500gb looks good at around £35. Let me know if there are any better alternatives

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    Re: Best Budget Hard Drive

    seagate, maxtor, WD etc. Anything from them or samsung is safe ground.

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    Re: Best Budget Hard Drive

    WD ftw

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    Re: Best Budget Hard Drive

    Maxtor (now a division of Seagate) don't have a particularly good reputation, although that may be now be undeserved. Maxtor as a brand seems to be used more for caddy solutions containing Seagate drives.

    Personally I'd go for the Samsung or the WD - depending on budget. Both good drives, Samsungs have had a reputation for quietness, but I'm not sure there is much to choose between them. Hitachi has also been mentioned - another brand with a good name.

    look at the drives that are within your budget and see if there are any specific features that one has over another, and if they are useful to you and worth any price differential.
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    Re: Best Budget Hard Drive

    That Samsung drive you mentioned is the one I'd get (the F3).

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    Re: Best Budget Hard Drive

    4 x 1TB Samsung F1, 2 x 1.5TB Samsung F2, 4 x WD 6400AAKS here at moment. All working great, all quite quiet.

    Happy with both brands at the moment.

    Last hard drive to annoy me was Seagate 7200.10s, had 5 of them and they would randomly drop out of my RAID.....they are on my **** list for now
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    Re: Best Budget Hard Drive

    The F3 is the one to get

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    Re: Best Budget Hard Drive

    The Samsung F3 is the fastest 1TB hard drive supposedly:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...3-1tb-review/1


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    Re: Best Budget Hard Drive

    Yeah it wouldn't surprise me it's one of only 2 (so far) 500GB per platter 1TB 7200rpm drives and it's the newer of the two.

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