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October 12, 2008 11:18:30 PM

after looking around for ages, ive decided to get x2 new 250gb drives for raid 0, ive narrowed it down to a few, as i cant find any reviews id like to see what your reccomendations were.
the drive im thinking of getting are either

x2 250GB Samsung HD252HJ, Spinpoint F1, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=870464

or

x2 250 GB Seagate ST3250410AS Barracuda 7200.10, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 11 ms, NCQ
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=345219
or equivlent WD

or this if the speed increase is worth the extra £15-£20 each

x2 250 GB Seagate ST3250310NS Barracuda ES.2, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.5 ms
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=799613

Thanks :D 

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October 14, 2008 6:14:48 AM

no one knows about the performance difference between

250 GB Seagate ST3250310NS Barracuda ES.2, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.5 ms around £50

and

250 GB Western Digital WD2500AAKS Caviar Blue, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 9 ms around £40

and

250GB Samsung HD252HJ, Spinpoint F1, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ?? around£30
October 14, 2008 6:15:13 AM

no one knows about the performance difference between

250 GB Seagate ST3250310NS Barracuda ES.2, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.5 ms around £50

and

250 GB Western Digital WD2500AAKS Caviar Blue, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 9 ms around £40

and

250GB Samsung HD252HJ, Spinpoint F1, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ?? around£30
January 16, 2009 9:52:55 AM

Hi Beatts,
I've been looking around for ages as well. Initially I was after a higher capacity drive, e.g. 500GB+. But more and more I've been put off reading bad reviews. Judging from reader reviews, they seem pretty unreliable.

So I decided to go for something smaller. Ideally a non-Chinese manufactured drive as these seem to have the biggest problems with reliability.

I like the ST3250310NS because I can't find any negative comments on it.

What one did you go for in the end?

Any experiences you'd like to relate?

Cheers,
Max
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