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    What is the fastest Hard Drive from this list?

    What one would be the fastest out of these 3? Note the Access Times in ms.

    I have heard good things about the Samsung drive from reviews and people talking about them in general. The IBM comes recommend in Custom PC mag. But the Seagate has an access time of 8.0ms.

    What do you think?

    250 Gb HGST (IBM/Hitachi) 0A31636 Deskstar T7K250, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ

    250 Gb Samsung SP2504C SpinPoint P120, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 9.0 ms, NCQ

    250 Gb Seagate ST3250824AS Barracuda 7200.9, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 8.0 ms, NCQ


    Links to all drives (same order)

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=226863
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=247245
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=345219

    Thanks in advance.

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    i would have thought the seagate
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    i think its the deskstar but dont hold me to that (also you have to enable sata2...)

    well im after a new drive to and have setteld on the 250GB seagate 7200.9 16mb cache, when scan have it in stock lol.


    you may want to look at the 320gb 7200.10 from segate

    after reading this >> http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200601/250_1.html it seems seagate is an allround perfomer

    how do you disable and enable ncq?
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    You can't really argue with the conclusion drawn from the review : Buy the make you prefer as these apples and pears all taste pretty much the same.

    My preference is HGST as I've used them for years with no issues.
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    If Custom PC think the HGST is the best i think i'll go with that.

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