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Tell newegg to stop giving me confusing options. The .10 says it has a lower seek time (which is good, right?) but everyone talks about the .11's being better. Also, are they both perpendicular recording technology (the .11 is not specified as such) or is that why the .10 has a lower seek time?


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM


* Average Latency: 4.16ms
* Average Seek Time: 8.5ms
* Average Write Time: 10ms
* Cache: 16MB

* Your Price:$79.99



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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

* Average Latency: 4.16ms
* Average Seek Time: 11ms
* Average Write Time: 12ms
* Cache: 16MB

* Your Price:$79.99
    
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I wouldn't say the 7200.11 are better, they simply have a larger cache of 32MB.
 
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If I were to be getting a new hdd I'd still get the 7200.11 over the 7200.10 though.
    
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http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...omparison.html

7200.11 is lot quiter then 7200.10 and its pretty fast .
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
I wouldn't say the 7200.11 are better, they simply have a larger cache of 32MB.
This shows a 16MB cache, I believe that the 32 is only on larger drives but not clear on that.

The seek and write time are so much better on the .10 according to this, once again is that perhaps due to the perpendicular?
    
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nvm...it's late, I need sleep..what I just wrote doesn't make sense to me after a third re-read...
    
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BTW, the 320GB 7200.11 is single platter! Higher density means higher read/write speeds, ftw!
    
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ah, that's what I was getting at...so a single platter has a slower seek time because it only has the one head, right?...but it still transfers faster...it all comes down to what's more important for you...
    
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post #9 of 12
You may have to flash the firmware on the .11 drives because there were some that were released into the wild that the firmware only recognized the first 16mb of cache. Just consider that if you pick the .11. I think that problem was only on the 500gig ones though, but don't hold me to that. I was one that received a drive that needed flashing.
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I have one (.11) and I never needed to flash it- Works great!
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