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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (250gb) vs WD Caviar SE16 (250gb)

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  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • Caviar
  • Seagate
  • Storage
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July 13, 2008 4:26:08 AM

I'm having trouble deciding which one I should get. I'm getting mixed benchmarks, for example:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hard-disks/average-r...
says that the barracuda crushes the WD (79.8 to 50.5)

whereas http://www.custompc.co.uk/labs/180129/western-digital-c...
actually says that the WD is faster than the barracuda both in read/write speed and in real-life performance (they used loading a level in Crysis)

Can someone explain this? Or am i missing some important detail in these benches?

Also, I've been reading a lot of the reviews on newegg, and a lot of them said that the seagate drives were DOA or that it failed on them within 1 hour of use. So... which one should I pick?

Thanks a lot.

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January 18, 2009 6:33:26 AM

Someone answer the man. I am curious to know as well
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