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Anyone here use the 7200.11 32MB Seagate drives by chance? If so, what are your experiences with it? I was thinking of upgrading my hard drive and these drives definitely caught my attention. I was looking for a 250 - 500 Gig drive that is 16MB or 32MB cache for under a $100. I don't need much storage; mainly looking for performance and reliability. I noticed that there might be some firmware issues with these drives so I figured I would ask first before I took the plunge.

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Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148309

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288
    
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I use the 7200.11's and I LOVE them!! As you can see in my sig, I have two 500GB's in RAID 0, and a 1TB as storage/backup. Totaling 2TB's of 32MB 7200.11 Disk Space for me!

The other suggestion people here will give you as an alternative to the 32MB Cache found on the 7200.11's is the WD 640GB Drive. I don't understand all the ins and outs, but something about the way the disks are in the drive is supposed to offer equal, if not greater, performance than the 32MB Cache. Chozart can tell you more about it. He really knows what he's talking about. As for me, I'm a die hard 7200.11 fan boy, lol.
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I've got a 500gig one and I'm pleased with it. It is a bit faster than my Samsung T series 500gig and I've never noticed it being any louder than the rest of my drives.

That's a great price for the 500gig, a lot cheaper than I paid for mine.
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I have, use, and continue to love my Seagate drive. It is the 7200 RPM/32mb 500Gb drive of which you speak. I have not experienced a single problem with it. I have used it on an ASUS P5E X38 board, and an ASUS P5Q-E P45 board, and the only problem I've had with either rig came from overclocking (on the P5Q-E), no problems past that. I have only used Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on it, but, like I said, have experienced no problems. Vista gives me a 5.9 on the Windows Experience Index.

I could not be happier with the drive, and Seagate. I have not had a chance to test Seagate's customer service, because I have not had a problem yet.

Buy, you won't regret it in the least.
    
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Originally Posted by hiiyah777 View Post
I use the 7200.11's and I LOVE them!! As you can see in my sig, I have two 500GB's in RAID 0, and a 1TB as storage/backup. Totaling 2TB's of 32MB 7200.11 Disk Space for me!

The other suggestion people here will give you as an alternative to the 32MB Cache found on the 7200.11's is the WD 640GB Drive. I don't understand all the ins and outs, but something about the way the disks are in the drive is supposed to offer equal, if not greater, performance than the 32MB Cache. Chozart can tell you more about it. He really knows what he's talking about. As for me, I'm a die hard 7200.11 fan boy, lol.


I was looking at some of the newer WD drives. (320+640) but I have had a rough stretch with the WD drives lately and wanted to try something else. My little 160 Seagate hasn't given me any problems so I figured I would throw some money at seagate this time around.

Great to hear that you like the drives. Do your drives make a bunch of noise or get hot by chance? I am trying to keep things as quiet and cool as possible since this rig is located right next to my bed. I know, I know, cheap+fast+quiet+cool+reliable is probably being a bit over demanding.
    
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Originally Posted by Vonviener View Post
I was looking at some of the newer WD drives. (320+640) but I have had a rough stretch with the WD drives lately and wanted to try something else. My little 160 Seagate hasn't given me any problems so I figured I would throw some money at seagate this time around.

Great to hear that you like the drives. Do your drives make a bunch of noise or get hot by chance? I am trying to keep things as quiet and cool as possible since this rig is located right next to my bed. I know, I know, cheap+fast+quiet+cool+reliable is probably being a bit over demanding.
That's not too much to ask at all. I'm the exact same way. And to answer your questions, No, and no. They are super cool and super quiet. I can't think of anything bad to say about them. I hear my Scythe Slipstreams over these drives, and they're at 50%. I don't think you'll regret throwing your money at Seagate for a 7200.11. (Or two)
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For the sake of balance, I'll report my negative experience with this drive.

I bought two recently and ran them in my sig rig. I mounted images of my partitions onto these drives and expected good results, given the specs of the drives. In practice, though, I got a plethora of Event ID 51s generated on my system. Event ID 51 is a paging fault error and, according to my research, seems to afflict Seagates and Maxtors much more than Western Digital, Samsung, or Hitachi HDDs.

The paging fault errors resulted in annoying and dramatically-reduced system performance; the rig will go to a standstill, then crawl slowly back up to speed. Very very annoying.

I switched to WD5000AAKS HDDs, and never had a recurrence of the problem.

Event ID 51s have proved to be a long-standing problem which has apparently never been solved by Seagate/Maxtor, or by nVidia (the maker of my rig's chipset). Both parties blame the other, but no one has any answers as far as permanently solving the problem.

Hope this helps!
    
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I know you are looking at Seagates, but if I may interject:

I have, until recently, been a lifelong WD customer. Until I saw a phenomenal deal on a Hitachi Deskstar:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145166

The same deal is still going on. A 32 MB cached, 750 GB SATA-II drive for $100 after MIR. The drive is fast, not overly warm (warmest I have ever recorded was 45º C) and is only 27 dBA or so. The noise is more or less a constant drone from the spindle; you do not hear access noises.
     
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