i am going to buy a new 1tb internal hdd for my desktop,here only seagate ,samsung and wd are available,he gave me a samsung ecogreen 1tb with32mb cache and 5400rpm,I refused it and should i go wit seagate 32mb/7200/1000gb?
I am using segate for 4yrs and was working well,many says that segate is not good,wat is your opinion?
Maybe he has a bigger profit margin on the Samsung, I'm not saying it's no good as there are lots using them and quite happy with them.
As for brand choice, ask 10 people and you are likely to get 5 different answers.
I use WD's in mine, why? simply because I have used them for many years with no problems as in earlier years they were a fair bit cheaper then Seagate. Have I had problems with Seagate? no I just havn't used them for many a year.
Stick to what works for you. I would get the faster drive, but the Samsung is quieter.
Aneesh, for most practical purposes, one never notices the speed differences between 7200 RPM and 5400 RPM. The only time it will make a difference is while doing a Backup operation. Backups take hours, therefore I do my Backups just before going to bed. So, I don't know whether it takes 4 hours or 6 hours!
Please do Backups regularly. Win 7 "Backup and Restore" in the Control Panel will explain more. Also Disk Image, and Recovery disk. Store the backup on an EXTERNAL disk in a different location.