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Which hard drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by brizzoluk, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. brizzoluk

    brizzoluk Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi
    Im buying a new hard drive and need an opinion on the following..

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?SG-711S502

    this is the kind of spec i want although i have been reading about problems that seagate have been having with their hard drives.

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?SG-712S500

    Which is a newer version than the first one and i cant see alot of difference except the newer one has less cache so surely the older one would be better?

    I have researched western digital and general opinion is unreliable.

    any advice?
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    there's not much difference but personally I'd get the second one
     
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  3. brizzoluk

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    Thanks GBL can i ask what would swing you towards the second one?
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    faster transfer rate etc.
     
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  5. dalsoth

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    I have a couple of the second ones, the Barracuda's. Work well and seem fast. To be honest though, once a hard drive is installed i rarely notice it anymore unless it is noisy.
     
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  6. Raffaz

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    I would reccomend a samsung spinpoint, ive got 6x 1Tb in my systems now and they are excellent, they arent pricey either.
     
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