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Well constricted to this budget it's between those two. Which would be more ideal to choose from?
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Whats the make of the drives. Because if one is a crap brand known for being junk I would choose the slower drive it was of better make. But the best thing to do is let us know how much you can spend on the drive and we will give you an idea of what the best you can do with that budget.
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Performance: 7200rpm 32mb cache
Storage: 5400rpm 64mb cache

General usage, I'd take the 7200 32mb cache. The Samsung F3's are a favorite here... though I personally prefer WD Caviar Black since I had a hell of a crappy ride with Samsung's customer support :\

Mind you, the 5400 will be quieter than the 7200 without a doubt... just in case you're targeting silence / quietness. [Not including SSD's due to their price point]

EDIT: after seeing the two links you posted, take the Sammy F3. smile.gif
    
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just between the numbers given if brand isn't involved go with the 7200RPM drive the cache size isn't going to make as big of a difference as the drive RPM.
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The Samsung F3 by a large margin it will out preform the WD green drive like no tomorrow because the F3 is more of a performance drive while WD green drives are more for media storage and such.
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Ya i heard it was really good, ok i'll go with that one.
Edited by venomblade - 5/11/11 at 5:30pm
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Yeah, the F3 all day long. A very good drive for the money.
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The F3 will have better read and write times than the Hitachi drive which makes things load and save faster onto the drive.

EDIT: The F3 also has very good burst speed.
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