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I was (still am) very happy with my 500 Momentus XT...
Perhaps higher density 5400rpm + bigger NAND will allow for similar and/or better performance, still 7200rpm would still be faster - no?
SSDs are too expensive still for the average laptop user, and although 256GB drives are dropping, are often not enough to contain all our crap.

How many programs do you install that takes up 256GB of space? Outside of steam games and stuff.
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People who enjoy not having hard drive failures should be happy that Seagate has decided to stop making one of their products.
    
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Thanks god for this news....smile.gif
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The only seagate's I own are the ones that came with my computer's and were replaced with WD's caviar blacks side note seagate's do make awesome paperweights lol!
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every seagate drive i have ever used has failed. Ill stick with wd never had none of there drives fail.
Edited by coolbrezz - 3/1/13 at 2:13pm
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People who enjoy not having hard drive failures should be happy that Seagate has decided to stop making one of their products.
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Thanks god for this news....smile.gif
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The only seagate's I own are the ones that came with my computer's and were replaced with WD's caviar blacks side note seagate's do make awesome paperweights lol!
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every seagate drive i have ever used has failed. Ill stick with wd never had one of there drives fail.

It was only a matter of time... rolleyes.gif
 
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How many programs do you install that takes up 256GB of space? Outside of steam games and stuff.

Four to six years from now, 256GB would be a pitiful amount.
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God forbid you use an external drive to hold all your data. rolleyes.gif

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How many programs do you install that takes up 256GB of space? Outside of steam games and stuff.

I have been using my laptops for some time with creative suites, CAD, 3D modelling programs, video editing etc.
The usage of a portable workstation is almost mandatory due to the curiculum of most schools and also mandatory for many professionals on the move.

The installation of the programs themselves does take a lot of space, so the better part of a 128GB SSD will be gone just with OS + a couple of suites.

Thing is that ontop of the installation of the programs itself, we will be working on files that might span 100s of MB's (Gigabytes if we are talking video), having to keep a history of the file spanning at least a couple of days or weeks to roll back to when mistakes hit the fan, and then large libraries of files that will be used either as reference and/or external references inside the files (images, textures/shaders etc).

Yes, there are ppl that use more than 256GB, 1 fast core and 4GB of RAM without the need for Steam, thank you.
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OS drive must be 500 GB minimum for me. Too many apps/game installs. Sad, I know.

And btw, Seagates are all I use. (I'm talking a good few years here) WD never were reliable drives for me, really.
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post #20 of 75
The best hard drives were Hitachi. They don't make them anymore, so I buy Seagate drives because they're cheaper. When it comes to spinning drives, I value GiB/euro over any performance. Both Seagate and WD are reliable according to my experience, and people around me, but as stated, Seagate drives are cheaper.
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