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Which HDD for system

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May 8, 2011 11:01:02 AM

I'm considering buying a new hard drive to use as a system disk. Can't afford a big enough SSD just yet, so I want to get the best drive for a reasonable price.
I'm choosing between:
Any suggestions?

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a b G Storage
May 8, 2011 5:34:37 PM

All these drives are manufactured by the same company there isn't much room for differences, especially when some of those drives are the same model just with a differing capacity.

Additionally "best" is vague measure. Do you mean in terms of performance, reliability, size?
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May 9, 2011 10:09:56 AM

Performance & reliability(are most important), the size & price are all a factor. I listed just WD drives 'cause I never had any problems with them & have been using them for years, but I have heard good things about the Samsung Spinpoint F3 too.
May 9, 2011 12:39:05 PM

Get the (WD5001AALS) if you have a SATA II mb.
And get the (WD5002AALX) if you have a SATA III mb.
May 9, 2011 5:14:34 PM

Which one has the highest platter density & how many platters?
Also, if someone has a suggestion on HDD other what has already been listed, it would be very welcome.