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Which Hard Drive would you get

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Which Hard Drive to get?

January 20, 2013 7:27:46 AM

For 50 euros on I can get either a Western Digital WD5000AAKX 500GB internal hard disk (8.9 cm (3.5 inch), 7200rpm, SATA 6 Gb / s, 16MB Cache) Blue or a Seagate ST500DM002 500GB internal hard drive (8,9 cm (3.5 inch), 7200rpm, 16MB cache, SATA) Which would you guys get. The WD drive has SATA iii,but is it necessarie tor hdd's? are they fast enough to take advantage of it? They both have 16 mb cache, Are they worth the price?


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a c 82 G Storage
January 20, 2013 11:26:45 AM

Both drives are SATA III, but that doesn't matter for hard disks. I'd suggest the Seagate because it costs slightly less and it's compatible with RAID if you ever have a plan to use it in a RAID configuration.
a c 353 G Storage
January 20, 2013 12:43:42 PM



Looking at the 1/2 egg Numbers, WD would be the choice.

As to my recommendations, I only recommend WD Black and Samsung F3 Consummer HDDs. (NOTE: samsung F3 resently bought by Seagate, BUT still made in the same plant by the same people).

And Yes Sata III for HDDs is a marketing tool - NO Diff for through-put with one MINOR exception and that is burst speed - NO Biggy.
a b G Storage
January 21, 2013 12:49:38 AM

I have used seagate externals and internals for years without issues.
Samsung ones have been good to me too
Its pretty much hit and miss with all HDD companies and depends on your luck :p 

AFAIK the Seagate drive is faster than the WD drive