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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 or 7200.11 (500gb) Pls Help and Vote

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 or 7200.11 (500gb)?

Total: 39 votes (8 blank votes)

  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (500gb)
  • 7 %
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (500gb)
  • 94 %
April 8, 2008 5:59:10 PM

Take your vote in the poll please! Tell me your opions!

April 8, 2008 6:12:38 PM

Silly question as the 7200.11 are quieter, cooler and faster than the 7200.10's.
April 8, 2008 6:15:50 PM

No dout 7200.11
Though better of both is Caviar RE2 750GB
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April 8, 2008 6:27:39 PM

On it says that the 7200.11 are "Proven second-generation perpendicular recording technology" why second? And the 7200.10 is ES.2 SATA whats ES.2?
April 8, 2008 6:28:21 PM

I do not know whether I'm going with WD or Seagate yet...
April 8, 2008 6:40:06 PM

Second Generation means it is newer than first generation (like the 7200.10)
April 8, 2008 7:55:42 PM

I have a 7200.10 whihc has been firmware upgraded I get about 80Mb/s
i have a pair of 7200.11 (but they are only 8mb models) that do about 105MB/s.

So my vote is for the 7200.11s, as stated they also run cooler.

In my Gigabyte 3D Aurora I have (equaly spaced across the 5 bays)

1x st3500630as running at 32 degrees (7200.10)
1x st3200820as running at 33 degrees (7200.10)
1x st3500820as running at 28 degrees (7200.11)

My other st3500820as is in an Antex MX-1 is running at 25 Degrees
April 8, 2008 8:30:51 PM

Second generation means newer, they came out later. Any bug or glitch found in the drive or error has been most probably fixed.
April 9, 2008 2:45:42 AM

The 320GB versions of these models on newegg show the 7200.11 as having slower seek and write times compared to the 7200.10. Does anyone know what that is about?
April 9, 2008 3:25:30 AM

umm two platters that are not as dense as compared to the more dense platters of the 500GB

i have the 7200.11 and yes it DOES run quiet and very cool, and it seems fast

go with the 7200.11 500gb, when i was buying mine months ago it was the best $ per GB and now with the prices going downs its even better
April 9, 2008 3:56:19 PM

Well, it depends what 7200.10 you are comparing it to. I just bought a 250GB 7200.10 SINGLE platter, and it is significantly faster than all of the other 7200.10s. It is probably a hair slower than the 7200.11s, but it probably can hold its own against them. The rest are just put to shame by the .11s.
April 9, 2008 4:20:22 PM

7200.11 to me
April 9, 2008 5:06:50 PM

andrei3333 said:
umm two platters that are not as dense as compared to the more dense platters of the 500GB

I read it somewhere that the 320gb 7200.11 is a single platter. Google it maybe.
April 9, 2008 5:57:24 PM

The 320gb 7200.11 is a single platter. Several days ago I asked if anyone had it yet & what they thought about it. Guess it was to new, had no replies.
April 9, 2008 6:09:05 PM

I can't compare the it to the 7200.10 because I never had the chance to use them, but my 500 GB 7200.11 works great. I've only had it for a few months so I can't say anything about the reliability or durability, but it runs very fast, cool, and quiet.