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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
For the price this is the best SATA hard drive IMHO

2x the storage, 60% of the price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ung%20f3%201tb

I have the exact drive you linked + a samsung F3 and here is how they compare on my Gigabyte P35-S3G with a Conroe E6400
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What kind of temperature are you getting with your current HDD?
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post
WD's in my expierence have always run a little warm, and yours is 4 years old and still beastin', of course it's gonna be warm lol. Samsung and Seagate always ran cold and smooth for me. Also, is there a fan blowing on the hard drive?
Wow, that's quite the drop in temp! Thank you for the graphs Cravin.
Currently, my WD idles at around 40 with no fan blowing on it. Perfectly fine in my book.

Anyhow, looks like the F3 is in the cards! +rep to all.
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Another vote for the F3, I have 3 of them running in raid 0 and the performance is just awesome. Here take a little peak at this: http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...-raid-0-a.html

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I'm a WD fanboy. I agree, they run hotter than any other brand I've come across but they've also lasted longer than any drives I've owned.

Don't worry so much about temps as you do reliablity. You don't have to worry with WD. Even if you do get a bad drive (I got a DOA one once) they're a breeze to RMA. I talked to a rep who even reimbursed the cost of shipping I paid +50% (granted, I was running a hardware review site and they might've just been wanting me to not slam them )

All my WD I bought are still kicking, so I dunno how long they last. But one is approaching 10 years old in my little brothers rig ... no problems. Still quiet, and running at 40C+ since I bought it. I had two 7 year old 36GB Raptors in RAID 0 since I bought them and sold them a few months ago ... they're still kicking. The 80GB in my signature is my OS drive and is 5 years old and the 750GB is at least two years old and no problems there either.
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Hitachi 7K1000.D's may also be worth considering. They're the first 1TB platter drive, which means more speed than older drives.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145533

They are too new for anyone to be able to tell you how they perform, how loud they are, etc. - but they could be the new performance king.

For $5 extra I'd probably chance it.
     
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I'm a WD fanboy. I agree, they run hotter than any other brand I've come across but they've also lasted longer than any drives I've owned.

Don't worry so much about temps as you do reliablity. You don't have to worry with WD. Even if you do get a bad drive (I got a DOA one once) they're a breeze to RMA. I talked to a rep who even reimbursed the cost of shipping I paid +50% (granted, I was running a hardware review site and they might've just been wanting me to not slam them )

All my WD I bought are still kicking, so I dunno how long they last. But one is approaching 10 years old in my little brothers rig ... no problems. Still quiet, and running at 40C+ since I bought it. I had two 7 year old 36GB Raptors in RAID 0 since I bought them and sold them a few months ago ... they're still kicking. The 80GB in my signature is my OS drive and is 5 years old and the 750GB is at least two years old and no problems there either.
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Hitachi 7K1000.D's may also be worth considering. They're the first 1TB platter drive, which means more speed than older drives.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145533

They are too new for anyone to be able to tell you how they perform, how loud they are, etc. - but they could be the new performance king.

For $5 extra I'd probably chance it.
Noted.

The main reason I'm considering the swap is my WD has begun a emitting a low frequency/high pitched whine. I thought I would eventually get used to it, but it's starting to cause me massive headaches and migraines. My eyes are throbbing as I'm typing this.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 10/12/11 at 4:11pm
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My Quatum Fireball does that, I can't sleep till I shut it off Horrible motor whine, but the drive has lasted longer than I can remember.

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my favorite hard drive is the WD Cav Black 1TB SATA III 64mb cach, i have to say its amazing

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max temp is 35 under load and it idles at 33 but then again i have a 140ml fan blowing air to it.
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