Best hard drive

Hi there, I'm wondering what would be the best brand hard drive to pick that is compatible with WINDOWS 7 SLI/crossfire ready looking around 500gb please do put your suggestion

thank you, Eric
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  1. O.k Thanks that's what i wanted to hear! =]
  2. I personally hate seagate. At least I can say their Barracuda line is trash after RMAing a barracuda 3 times I gave up.

    For western digital I have used a Caviar SE16 which still works today, and I have a set of raid edition 3s and a single caviar green 2TB. No Western Digital drive has failed on me to date. Seagate has failed many times.

    I just got my hands on 2 spinpoint f3s. I don't have past experience with samsung drives so I can't say but on paper the spinpoints are very good bang for you buck and faster than the caviar and raid edition drives. I mainly got them because they cause less vibrations than my RE3s.
  3. I like Seagate. I have had very good experiences with them over the years.
    Anyway, nowadays I would go for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA 3Gb/s 32MB-cache or the WD Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX SATA 6Gb/s 64MB-cache. I recommend you to go for a 1TB HD (they have the best ratio €/Gb).
    Another good option would be the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB SATA 3Gb/s 32MB-cache.
  4. I'd also recommend the WD Black or Spinpoint F3 - have had excellent experiences with both.

    On a side note, I've had great experiences with the Samsung F2 EcoGreen drives
  5. All of my fine colleges here are giving you good advice. You may choose your own side on Seagate, but I prefer to just observe for myself.

    If you want to splurge, go with a solid state drive. The intel I have is still a fierce competitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167016&cm_re=intel_ssd-_-20-167-016-_-Product Really fast for $195

    Here is the WD Caviar Black - they seem a bit high this week at $69: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320 Check back, the prices on these are usually very competitive, and they are a really good drive.

    And the spinpoint f3 for $54 (I own two of these, and like them alot in Raid 0 configuration): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181


    Do you live near a microcenter? Here is the eco green samsung, the lowest power consumer, for $50: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0311324

    I know you said you were interested in 500 Gb, but Newegg has a sale for only 15 dollars more (after rebate) to get 1TB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
  6. very nice suggestions!! I appreciate them all I'll be looking into the wd and spinpoint
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