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ST3500413AS vs WD5000AAKX

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Pretty much as per title. This is for the primary OS drive of my sig rig to replace my aging 7200.10 250gig.

Im leaning towards the Seagate for the higher (single) platter density and concurrent higher transfer rates but I've heard random access time is lower.
So really Im just asking for opinions here...
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post #2 of 14
WD Black are tuned for higher performance so lower access times, but the WD Blue like the WD5000AAKX has similar access times as all the other disk makers. Between these two I'd pick up the one with the best warranty. If it's identical, I'd separate them based on who has the most/best reviews on newegg.

/offtopic: If you can fork a few more $ everyone would agree the Samsung F3 1TB is the faster (fastest) HDD
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In South Africa so limited by suppliers and their small ranges...
The 500gig f3 is availiable but not the 1tb
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post #4 of 14
Just get the WD black and get over with it. Its got speed, reliability and most importantly - 5yrs WARRANTY! smile.gif

I don't know why but after a 250gig seagate failed on me, I've kind off totally moved on to WD. Get the WD!
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Its a WD blue so 3 years.

Blacks go for a fair bit more. I can get a enterprise black WD1001FALS for about 50% more. I dont really need the space, is the performance jump worth it?
Edited by Matt86 - 8/19/11 at 7:43am
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post #6 of 14
sorry about that, definately get the WD blue then. I earlier had a Blue and it gave me no troubles.
Regarding the Enterprise HDD you listed, not worth it if you're going to use the PC just for some normal stuff.
you can try getting theWD5001AALS instead.

But I think you should be good enough with the WD blue.
Edited by chip94 - 8/19/11 at 7:46am
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post #7 of 14
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Not availiable that I've seen,but the the similar WD1002FAEX is actually more expensive than the enterprise one:confused:

Nevermind, different cache and no dual processors. Still a little more than I wanted to spend. R650 vs R400
Edited by Matt86 - 8/19/11 at 7:47am
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post #8 of 14
I have the 500gb AAKX and it seems like a nice speedy drive. Almost as fast as my F3 1tb.
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post #9 of 14
Take my advice, grab the AAKX, you'll be happy with its performance. The difference between the Blue and Black ones are NOT huge.
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+1 wd aakx
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