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1TB vs 500GB 7200RPM in hard drives which is better?

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a c 143 V Motherboard
January 27, 2012 2:33:02 PM

depending on what you want to with it os or storage and do they have the same buffer size
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January 27, 2012 2:42:00 PM

Can you be more specific?
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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2012 2:48:13 PM

1TB will be better. It will be able to sustain writes longer than a 500GB HDD.

Once drives fill up to about say 60-70% they will start to "slow down".

Not to mention 1TB HDD usually have more dense platters /and or more platters which would help with reads and writes.
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a c 716 V Motherboard
January 27, 2012 3:23:13 PM

Depends on the HDD's being compared and then there's the concern of reliability. For speed comparisons see -> http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html

Yeah, prices now 'suck' and the projected stabilization of Supply and Demand goes through the end of 2012 i.e. high prices for a year+; Thailand flooding + mergers.

I only use 1TB 7200 RPM HDD's 'on consumer PC's' and for quality and RAID, WD consumer lines lack TLER, I recommend the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... though I've been looking at the Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... since Seagate took over Samsung's HDD production.
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February 4, 2012 2:45:15 AM

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February 4, 2012 2:47:57 AM

Thanks, that helps
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 4, 2012 3:37:40 AM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr
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