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post #11 of 16
1TB drives are too expensive... They range between 25-27 cents per GB. 500GB drives seem to be the best deal as of right now. You can get them for between 18 and 20 cents per GB.
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a 750GB is fine too.
    
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Originally Posted by rx7speed View Post
western digital is about the slowest out of all the drives though. wouldn't hitachi be a little better in that case?
not for $$$$$
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sure one of there drives it the least expensive and yet gets outclassed on almost everytest. the other one is one of the more expensive ones and same gets outclassed on almost every test.

if you want bang for the buck I would say the samsung then as it is only 20 bucks more then the least expensive drive and 40 bucks less then the higher end western digital and yet beats them both consistently
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I thought that was only a specific external unit and when using their software to run it.
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screw WD... the new ones have a code that will NOT allow you to share any music/video files... WD is POS.. 6 died on me within 6 months..
the "code" is their application for their External MyBook hard drives capable of acting as an NAS.

if you use the application then it will filter the file extensions. last I had heard the implementation of this in standard hard drives wasn't in practice.

for reference WD themselves provides you both the name of the application, MioNet, and a list of what the application not the hard drive blocks
list can be found here

/rant
please, please, please, if you're going to make a blanket statement like that either have proof of the item specifically being the culprit or at least exert the effort in researching what the real issue at hand is.
/rant

sorry, don't intend to sound gruff or anything
it's just incorrect blanket statements annoy me.
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