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    which 500gb hdd??

    I want to get a new hdd but im unsure which one to get, im using a samsung spinpoint f1 500gb atm and it runs nice and smooth, but i want to replace it, the hdd just needs to be 500gb and not any louder then my hdd...so any suggestions?
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    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    I don't know if any of the newer 500GB hard disks would be a noticeable improvement over the one you have now! I would look at the Samsung F3 500GB and the Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB.


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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    Why are you feeling the need for a new disk ?

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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    Why do you want to replace it?

    The F3 as Cat said - it will be slightly better, but we're talking minuscule differences here.

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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    because ive a feeling mine is not up to scratch, im getting alot of "hangin" in windows....and just happen to have some money to burn
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    You could backup your data and try a reformat and see how it goes. Or better yet, save that money till you have enough for a half decent SSD (I recommend the Intel X25-V at around £90) and watch your system fly

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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulti View Post
    watch your system fly
    I thought that Red Bull did that!!


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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulti View Post
    You could backup your data and try a reformat and see how it goes. Or better yet, save that money till you have enough for a half decent SSD (I recommend the Intel X25-V at around £90) and watch your system fly
    i mainly use the pc for gaming, dont think i need a SSD yet it just does not justify itself enough lol. on a side not ive already tryed reformating, after a few weeks it still slows down, i want a new drive anyway....im leaning toward the samsung spinpoint but what is the seagate like?? ive never really owned one
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    I poured Red Bull into my other system on CAT's suggestion and it didnt so much fly as.... smoke

    (on topic)

    I can only echo statements above, that moving from one HD to another will not be noticeable, and an SSD is your best bet if you want tangible speed increases. If you do want a new hard drive - Samsung F3's definitely the way to go

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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

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    I poured Red Bull into my other system on CAT's suggestion and it didnt so much fly as.... smoke
    You must have used fake Red Bull - that is why!


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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    Quote Originally Posted by razer121 View Post
    because ive a feeling mine is not up to scratch, im getting alot of "hangin" in windows....and just happen to have some money to burn
    Fair enough, the hanging may not be the disk try some Ram tests and a disk wipe / fresh install, check for overheating / blocked up fans.

    It could be an old weak PSU among other things, but if you are going for the disk I have two sammy F3 500Gb disks and they are very quiet and have a single platter design.

    I would second that an SSD is a nice upgrade just for a boot drive/OS and a few small applications

    Scan have the Intel 40Gb on today only page at a discount now if you want to burn some cash.

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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    funny you should mention cleaning everything out, i recently did that and installed a new heatsink (the problem was there before hand mind, everything in the system is pretty new minus the 750 watt corsair psu, i just weant a new hdd...need a second 500 for a backup anyway..looks like the samsung f3 is the bis...i just heard good stuff about the seagate

    edit

    ive just bought the samsung f3 and this enclosure,

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Sumvi...B%29-Enclosure

    i need a new enclosure due to my ones fan failing (great excuse to change) so now i have an external enclosure for my old samsung f1 and a new samsung f3...and anouther external 250gb hdd, good times
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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    Samsung drives are fantastic!

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    Re: which 500gb hdd??

    A 1 TB disk would be better value as it will be only about £15 more with twice the storage.

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