Help choosing Hard Disk: Seagate or Samsung

Hello,

I'm choosing a hard disk for my new built gamer PC, and I'm choosing between this two:

Samsung Spinpoin F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=HD103SJ

and

Seagate Barracuda 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697&Tpk=ST31000524AS

The price of this two hard disks identical here in Europe.


I also have a question, what is the difference between this two Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard disks - I mean, which one is newer, better, simply which one to choose between these two?
http://www.shopping.com/xSBS-seagate-seagate-5-year-warranty-barracuda-1tb-7-2k-rpm-32mb-buffer-3-5-inches-seagate-seagate-barracuda-7200-12-sata-6gb-s-1-tb-internal-hard-drive-with-32mb-cache-st31000524as~PRDLT-107793893-112222486


I really need to know, what to buy, because I'm ordering all the stuff tomorrow.


Thanks for your replies in advance.
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  1. Well, I've been playing this game for decades, and my answer is that it doesn't matter. They are all fine drives.
  2. ^ Yep.

    I used to recommend the Spinpoint F3 because it was a few dollars cheaper but if they are the same price you might as well flip a coin.
  3. OK, then I'll go with Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.12 32MB Sata3.


    I still don't know the answer to the question below, I assume the 32MB one is newer, because it has more user ratings on neweg - anyone?

    Quote:
    I also have a question, what is the difference between this two Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard disks - I mean, which one is newer, better, simply which one to choose between these two?
    http://www.shopping.com/xSBS-seaga [...] -112222486
  4. The one on the left has a faster seek time so would be a faster drive. It's showing as not available though.

    Edit: Actually I believe that is a misprint. According to other places it's for sale the drive on the left has an identical latency and seek times as the other drive. The drive on the right is just a newer drive that replaced the one on the left.
  5. Samsung was sold. So I will not choose it. Seagate is my choice, but if you care about your data use Raid.
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