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View Poll Results: Which hard drive would you chose
Seagate Barracuda 9 37.50%
Western Digital Caviar 12 50.00%
Samsung Spinpoint T Series 3 12.50%
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post #1 of 13 Old 03-25-2008, 10:06 PM - Thread Starter
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Which Hard drive do you recommend for overall performance and quietness:

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136074

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD321KJ 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152054
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running 3 WD AAKS series drivers and i love them

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I think that I would opt for the Spinpoint.

You save 10 bucks.

...performance by the numbers is fairly closely grouped... but I am no HDD Guru.

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Hey I got a dumb question since I'm new to building and all but, do you have to mess with the jumper when you're only going to be installing one hard drive? I know theres something to do with master and slave but I think thats only refers to 2 or more hard drives I believe right?
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I prefer WD over seagate but have no experience with samsung.

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Western Digital AAKS drives. I have two 500 gb's and they are nice.

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I used to prefer Seagate, but they have been a bit "Clickity-clack" for me lately so I've been going WD.

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Hey I got a dumb question since I'm new to building and all but, do you have to mess with the jumper when you're only going to be installing one hard drive? I know theres something to do with master and slave but I think thats only refers to 2 or more hard drives I believe right?
You typically don't need to worry about jumpers for the most part nowadays, even in multiple drive situations.

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Seagate has had too many firmware issues in the past year for me to consider them.

Western Digital and Samsung both make solid, reliable drives. Either of those I would recommend.
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Interesting. I always heard WD makes the quietest drives out there.
WD are typically fairly quiet, although I have heard loud ones. Seagates have always been a bit clunky IMO, but lately it seems to be getting ridiculous.

We just had to RMA a seagate 500GB because it was making clacking sounds and intermittent screeching sounds so badly you could hear it in the next room.

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