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The Spring Hard Drive Guide

Cheap Deals

In this category we present two hard drive options that will provide sufficient storage and high performance for average users - but at very affordable cost. Even though 500 GB hard drives are about to cross the $100 line, it might still be too much of an investment for many users.

Western Digital WD1600AAJS - 160 GB SATA

The WD1600AAJS is interesting because it offers 160 GB storage capacity on a single platter. This ensures very low heat dissipation, quiet acoustics and little moving parts that suffer from wear and tear. It has 8 MB cache, uses a Serial ATA/300 interface, supports Command Queuing and spins at 7,200 RPM. In addition, this drive starts at only $50 and has a three year warranty.