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December 16, 2009 10:18:33 AM

Samsung 500GB 3.5" Spinpoint F3 HDD, 7200rpm, SATA II 3.0Gbs, 16MB Cache

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Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS - Hard drive - 500 GB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-300 - 7200 rpm - buffer: 32 MB

What one should I get? I've been hearing good things about the Samsung F3 but I've always been a fan of WD.

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December 16, 2009 10:58:57 AM

I'm just looking at benchmarks now and the Samsung I've listed has pwned the WD. :/  Contemplate.
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December 16, 2009 11:36:29 AM

Value-wise, samsung would be better, but I'd go for WD... just me being stubborn/paranoid. I'm a Korean but strangely samsung drives don't seem to have good reputation for reliability in their homeland. They do sell well there, and their reputation is certainly not bad. But the general concensus seem to be that they aren't as reliable as WD/Seagate drives. But I guess the new generation samsungs should be reliable since they're really putting a lot of effort into hard drives these days... no more half-hearted attempts.
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December 16, 2009 11:38:32 AM

I will take that information into consideration. But after looking at benchmarks comparing the 2, I think I'll stick with the Samsung simply because of it's insane speed over the WD. If it fails I'll just buy another one, not entirely worried about anything I put on it, haha!
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December 16, 2009 11:46:40 AM

Go by the benchmarks. and keep in mind what your using it for.
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December 16, 2009 11:48:48 AM

Gaming, movies, web browsing, all the usual stuff. Gaming is the only one it'll be tested in.
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December 16, 2009 12:17:43 PM

Well then Samsung looks like the one. 10000 rpm would be a little faster. For a true significant performance increase you would need to jump to the SSD, which I would recommend.
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December 16, 2009 12:18:38 PM

They are very costly though :/ 
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December 16, 2009 12:42:31 PM

I know, but you wouldn't regret it. (Unless you had to starve to buy one) You will be in a different world with the SSD.
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December 16, 2009 12:45:23 PM

I've just looked at pricing on the SSD's. It's not gonna happen, cause I'm actually building/buying a new computer in a few days and a SSD would go way over my budget, I will definitely look into it in the future.
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December 16, 2009 1:10:33 PM

I can get the 500gb Samsung for $74 and the WD for about $65. I'm still going with the Samsung. It's bada$$
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December 16, 2009 1:14:11 PM

Go with the Samsung. You can always upgrade later. Good luck.
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December 16, 2009 1:14:39 PM

Thank you :) 
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