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Best Buy 640GB Samsung HD642JJ vs WD6400AAKS

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June 6, 2009 12:23:07 PM

Both have 2 333GB platters. Both low price

I heard about WD that it makes some noise, so should i consider SAmsung becasue they are more silent?

Also some series of AAKS are 3 plattered

so Please let me know what you think!

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June 6, 2009 4:58:26 PM

did I post in the wrong section??
June 6, 2009 9:46:14 PM

i've been thinking about getting an AAKS.

i tried to find out which ones had how many platters but i didn't get very far on the WestDig website. How did you find out how many platters they have ?

personally i prefer drives with more platters & lower areal density. i.e. drives that have older technology, like a year-old.
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June 7, 2009 12:43:07 AM

Western Digital 640GB AAKS models are 2 platters of 320GB each, these are one of the (maybe even the first) 320GB/platter HDD's
they are fast, but, the Western Digital Black 640GB are faster (don't get me wrong, these HDD's are no slouches either, i have 4 in raid-0 in my server, i cap out my gigabit network)
June 7, 2009 12:03:57 PM

how could u like slower tec?
And no,Samsung was first 333GB paltter