new drive fast Tags: Samsung Components Last response: April 9, 2008 7:16 AM in Components Share amdwilliam1985 April 7, 2008 11:26:29 PM Hi guys, I need a new hard drive to hold my OS(xp and vista), and some download files. I'm wondering which of the following should I get? SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Western Digital Caviar SE16: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Seagate Barracuda 7200.10: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I'm currently leaning towards Samsung due to the price. Comments please, thanks in advance. More about : drive fast | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove chookman April 8, 2008 1:40:21 AM maybe this would be best in the "Storage" forum... however, Samsung i wouldnt spit on WD have been reliable for me with no issues, especially those AAKS models Seagates 7200.11 range is currently a bit faster than the 10's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148316 cant go wrong with WD or seagate though | Report abuse amdwilliam1985 April 8, 2008 2:26:25 AM The 7200.11 has higher average seek time and write time, doesn't that mean the drive is slower? | Report abuse T8RR8R April 8, 2008 2:27:47 AM Check out the F1 series from WD, fast and somewhat affordable if you consider all the space you get. Haven't heard too many good things about WD, but I've never had problems personally. | Report abuse amdwilliam1985 April 8, 2008 1:08:38 PM F1 series? A link maybe, I can't find any on newegg. It seems like most people would recommend seagate and WD over samsung. | Report abuse T8RR8R April 9, 2008 7:16:48 AM My appologies. I meant Samsung F1 Spinpoint drives are supposed to be pretty fast and have a good amount of space for an affordable price. I you want a WD then go for the Raptors if you don't mind spending that much. They don't have a ton of space but enough for most people, however they have the fastest average speeds. If you want Seagate just get the .11 drives rather than .10. They seem to be as average as average can be, but with a little more speed. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>new drive fast> Related ressources: ForumNeed a new fast hard drive with decent amount of storage ForumA8N SLI deluxe needs a fast , new drive ForumFast and reliable usb 3.0 flash drive ForumHow fast will windows boot on a laptop hard drive ForumNew Very Fast gaming PC all parts have warranty ForumRAID 0 + SSD = super fast hard drive ? ForumMy new PC isn't so fast ..Why?? ForumFast hard drive right? ForumUse F.A.S.T . Wizard from USB drive ? ForumHard Drive not as fast as expected ForumSystem will not POST. Running out of options fast . ForumHow fast (really) should a 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive be? Forumfast DVD drive ForumPSU Help ForumWhat is a good FAST CD-ROM for Gaming? ForumExternal Enclosure that will hold both HD AND DVD drive ??? ForumHard drive does not spin ForumHard Drive ForumVista's Ready Drive ForumX-FI Platinum and I/O Drive More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !