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hello, my hard drive is broken, and i need a new one. i dont know much about hard drives i just buy cheap ones with good reviews on newegg lol. So whats the fastest one i can get for around $65??? i need at least 500gb, which is more than enough for me anyway. thanks!
    
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either samsung 500GB F3 or 1GB F3, both are the same speed afaik.
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My SpinPoint F3 1TB was 58€, and in computing matters 1€=1$, so get one of those.

Brutally fast, not very power consuming, and loud. Yes, it is loud, but it rocks yar socks.


Onless you want a 16/32GB SSD drive, but I wouldn't encourage it.
   
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post #4 of 24
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okay i look into those, but how about this one???
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136544

theres a 500gb version also, but this 640gb version is the same price lol.
    
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post #5 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
My SpinPoint F3 1TB was 58€, and in computing matters 1€=1$, so get one of those.

Brutally fast, not very power consuming, and loud. Yes, it is loud, but it rocks yar socks.
It is

I can't hear my pair under my fans. The only time I can hear them, is when I start up my computer.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
loud. Yes, it is loud
Quote:
Originally Posted by pangeltveit View Post
It is
No. You must have a unusually loud one.

The WD blacks are louder than the F3.

check out this thread comparing the black to the F3
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post #7 of 24
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so this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
is faster than the Western Digital Black?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136544

is the samsung worth the extra $10??
    
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
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Yes, it is loud, but it rocks yar socks.
Maybe I can't hear mine because I have too many fans working

I've read that the Caviar Black drives can get loud.

OP, I think the 1TB F3's are on sale for $55 again. Sale is over, it seems. But they do go down to $55 often if those are what you decide to go with.
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post #9 of 24
Both the Samsung F3 and WD Black are your best bets, both are in and around $60 for their 500GB models
    
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post #10 of 24
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so this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
is faster than the Western Digital Black?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136544

is the samsung worth the extra $10??
Yes, it's worth it. The WD has many instances of arriving DOA because of poor packaging, so that alone for me makes it worth the extra. As for the rest, it is a faster drive and less noisy. Oh, and you get an extra 360GB of space. I'd pay the extra.
    
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