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October 24, 2007 10:41:38 PM

i don't know a lot about hard drives, but i guess a high RPM and a high cache is what i should be looking for? i found this one here
its the Western Digital 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB (WD5000AAKS)

is it good?

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October 24, 2007 10:47:20 PM

any harddisk from Western Digital, Seagate, Samsung (and Maxtor) is a good one. there are some differences (some offer 5 years warranty instead of 3, some are quieter than others, some are a bit faster) but if you don't care than that is a good one. if you want to learn more, there's a harddisk comparison in tomshardware articles.
October 25, 2007 4:53:21 AM

The AAKS drives from WD are awesome (i actually have 5 of those in my array). It also depends on what you want thought... The Seagates at 750 and over "7200.11" drives are slightly faster than some others currently
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October 25, 2007 6:05:57 AM

what are you going to do with it?
October 25, 2007 8:25:02 AM

That's a good fast drive. WD has pretty good reliability.

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October 25, 2007 2:25:08 PM

I have 3 of those wd5000AAKS disks. No complaints, they're fast and quiet. However, I would buy WD7500AAKS today because it's faster. It costs more per GB but it's worth it IMO.
October 25, 2007 3:26:45 PM

Good drives. The AAKS drives are really nice.
October 25, 2007 4:15:03 PM

Very few new drives are not good.
Only spend a lot if you KNOW you need it.