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March 5, 2009 2:49:55 PM

Hello guys I am considering buying a 500 gig harddisk with 32 mb cache, my 2 options are
WD WD5001AALS 5 year warranty
or Segate st3500320as 3 year warranty
i am buying in Pakistan, and WD costs about 8USD more than Segate, so which is better choice
a)if price is not considered
b)If price to performance ratio is considered

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a b G Storage
March 6, 2009 6:21:38 AM

Definitely WD. Seagate is decent, but WD makes better quality HD's. Performance is about the same.
March 6, 2009 8:37:21 AM

I am being told that the 'new' seagate's 7200.12 with 16mb cache series is BETTER than the relavtively older counterpart (who had 32mb cache)
can it be true?
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March 6, 2009 8:51:14 AM

Yes the 7200.12 are better than te precious because the 7200.12 have a single platter 500GB, thus reducing the latency and power consumption...So they are better...
a b G Storage
March 6, 2009 2:32:22 PM

There was an article just put out that I seem to have misplaced. The gist of the article was that new seagate was rated real low for it's response time in data retrieval.
a b G Storage
March 6, 2009 9:39:40 PM

+1....That's a great HD.
March 7, 2009 12:04:14 AM

I prefer the WD. The jury is still out on the 7200.12 reliability.
March 8, 2009 3:14:50 PM

thanks, yeah its great, i guess cavier black will eat out 7200.12 of seagate, i will wait , it will ship to my country in like 1~2 weeks, so till that time if nothing else comes up, its Cavier black!
a b G Storage
March 8, 2009 8:29:40 PM

good choice