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August 21, 2008 2:55:55 AM

Should I get 2 of these? SATA2 320.0 SEAGATE 7200 16M ST3320620AS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or 2 of these... SATA2 320.0 W.D 7200 16M WD3200AAKS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i dont want or need anything bigger, for at least 5 years anyways as il have a 250gig backup
Il pretty much just use my pc for games, music and movies
Please tell me why you suggest hat you suggest, thank you :) 

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a b G Storage
August 21, 2008 3:31:17 AM

The WD comes as a single platter and is a bit faster than the Seagate, so I recommend you go with the WD.

I own that Seagate you linked. It's a good drive, but the 7200.10's are a bit dated... late 2006 is when I bought mine if I remember right. There's a newer Seagate generation available, 7200.11, but the single platter WD is the better drive.
a b G Storage
August 21, 2008 3:37:10 AM

Oh, and if you do go with the WD watch out for the older 2 platter versions of that drive that are still being sold with the same model number. You'll need WD's extended model number to determine which one you are getting:

WD3200AAKS-00VYA0 = 2 platter version
WD3200AAKS-00YGA0 = 2 platter version
WD3200AAKS-00B3A0 = 1 platter version
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August 21, 2008 4:03:31 AM

thanks for the reply
isnt aaks what i have to look for?
At my local computer store they only have that one and a server specific drive for 20 bucks more
a b G Storage
August 21, 2008 4:14:00 AM

As crappy as it sounds, WD did not change the base part number for the better drive. You might be able to see the extended part # on the retail box somewhere.

I've heard through the grapevine that zipzoomfly's WD3200AAKS drives are the single platter version if you want to order online for about $60.

www.zipzoomfly.com
August 22, 2008 12:27:06 AM

so far no local stores in montreal canada have the single platter version...

guess il have to wait -.- so i bought rollerblades instead
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