I'm planning to buy a new hard disk and i need an opinion about it.I have always conculted these forums whenever buying a product and so far have got very nice responses.My choices are Western digital and Seagate.Now the vendor from which i\m buying the hardisk has price which is giving me following options
I'm getting WESTERN DIGITAL 320GB 3.5" HDD 7200RPM 16MB Cache (WD3200AAKS) at the same price as SEAGATE 250GB 3.5" HDD 7200RPM 8MB Cache (ST-3250310AS)
Now looking at that Western digital seems to be a better option for me as it is giving me more hd space with more cache as well.But my vendor says that seagate has additional 2 years warranty than Western Digital.So which one should i go for.
Get a hard drive that is in your price range; but that shouldn't be a problem, as hard drives have never been this cheap. a good 1TB HDD should run no more than $250, and if you're going to be gaming and watching movies, that is likely what you will need.
As for brands, I recommend Seagate, Maxtor, or Western Digital. Hitachi also makes decent drives, but I've had two of their hard drives die on me (and one had been recently shipped as a replacement), so I can't vouch for them.