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WD6400AAKS 640gb vs Seagate 7200.11 500gb

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which one better hard drive ?
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I have heard a lot of really good things about the WD 640GB. Are you looking at the Seagate with 32MB Cache? If so, I am in a similar position.
    
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I have heard a lot of really good things about the WD 640GB. Are you looking at the Seagate with 32MB Cache? If so, I am in a similar position.
well seagate has 5 year warranty i found an chart there is only 8mb average write speed boost over 7200.11 mmm
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I have a WD 640 on the way from the Egg to replace a pair of 36 gig Raptors in my gaming rig. If it does not work out I'll slave it into my home server.
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Here is the reveiw between WD640AAKS and 7200.11. It all comes down to how to ajustify the price for the preformance and warranty.

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2282238,00.asp

Edited by linskingdom - 5/28/08 at 7:46am
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The WD6400AAKS is slightly faster.

Seagate has a better warranty.
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However, there is a price difference. Closer to WD's price is the 750GB 7200.11 with 32MB cache... and there the choice would be the seagate. Still, between the WD640 and the Seagate500 I'd take the WD for having more space and being a bit faster.
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I'd say Seagte, neved had any problems with them, so it's my HDD maker of choice
Edited by Nowyn - 5/28/08 at 7:59am
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I've had a better track record with Seagate drives. They always make a good product, I'm not sure what their RMA process is like as I've never, in 15 years, seen a Seagate hard drive fail
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Definitely the WD is faster and is quite a bit bigger, get it! I'm running 2 in RAID0 right now.
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