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I'm looking for a 2500gig hd, what are some good ones to look at? And what the diffrences?
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You mean 250GB? Look at RPM and cache, the more the better!
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Originally Posted by KEITHRH12
I'm looking for a 2500gig hd, what are some good ones to look at? And what the diffrences?

do you mean 250GB? if so here is the one i'd buy

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
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They're all pretty much the same. 7200rpms, Sata(2) interface, 8mb or 16mb cache, rectangle shaped.

The only thing really distinguishing them from each other would be noise and customer support IMO.
    
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Western Digital and Seagate seems to be the most popular, look for one thats 16MB cache
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Another vote for Seagate 7200.10 Bara's get 2x250 in a RAID 0 array for the price of one low capacity WD Rap'er
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http://www.powermax.com/product/5_Re...d2500psjx.html

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Yeah, the seagate is a good drive
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post #8 of 8
When it comes to HDDS you have the following to consider :

1. Size
2. Speed ( RPM )
3. Cache
4. Connection Type ( SATA 1-2 ,IDE ).

Now in general for a Speedy harddrive you will want something in the Region of a 7200RPM HDD with a SATA 2 connection type for the faster DATA transfer speeds also the cache is something to include in all of this and lookf for a HDD with a 16mb cache as that will help you in the long run ..

I reccomend this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

This is better with Perpendicular recording however :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
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