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I am not very knowledgeable on hard drives so i am asking for some advice. I know many people are suggesting the western digital caviar black 640GB :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319

But is there any alternatives that are just as fast for a little cheaper? I dont need the full 640GB. for an example will this drive match the above WD drive for $15 cheaper? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148395

If both of these suck please recommend anything else that you have in mind. I want at least 500GB.
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I have to say, I love my Caviar Black 640GB, even though I don't need anywhere near the amount of space that it offers. My main drive is actually now twice the size of my backup drive. It used to be the other way around. I absolutely love the speed the Caviar Black has to offer. It's very nice.
 
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To be blunt, I'd keep away from Seagate drives for at least a year or so, maybe two. Western Digital and Hitachi seem to be the drives to get, at the moment. Perhaps the 500GB Caviar Black, or maybe the 320GB Black? I think they do one of those too...

EDIT:

Just looked on NewEgg - the 640GB Black is $5 more than the 500GB How about one of these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145215
Edited by parityboy - 2/19/09 at 8:08pm
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I have to say, I love my Caviar Black 640GB, even though I don't need anywhere near the amount of space that it offers. My main drive is actually now twice the size of my backup drive. It used to be the other way around. I absolutely love the speed the Caviar Black has to offer. It's very nice.
Yeah i have seen nothing but positive things said about the 640GB black so i am pretty confident with it but i am trying to see if there are any lower capacity drives equal in speed that will save a bit of cash.

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Originally Posted by parityboy View Post
To be blunt, I'd keep away from Seagate drives for at least a year or so, maybe two. Western Digital and Hitachi seem to be the drives to get, at the moment. Perhaps the 500GB Caviar Black, or maybe the 320GB Black? I think they do one of those too...

EDIT:

Just looked on NewEgg - the 640GB Black is $5 more than the 500GB How about one of these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145215
Thanks for the recommendation, is there any reason as to why you chose hitachi? or any kind of benchmark proving its speed is capable of keeping up with the other drives?
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Up. I can haz moar suggestions?

seriously please.
post #6 of 23
why wont u use the 640? for the price it cant be beat?
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More is better and plus, you might want to use that extra one day.
    
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Next best option would be the WD6400AAKS, it is only slightly slower. After that, the single platter 320 would be the third-best bet for you I think.
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i really like my 32mb cache 500gb seagate baracuda's, they have been awesome so far and very fast!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288
only $64.99 each!

I have 2 of them set up in raid0 and don't have any complaints what so ever... Quiet, fast, and run cool, what more could you ask?
    
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post #10 of 23
Just get the 640gb AALS. I have three AAKS HDD's (16mb cache), they're awesome. The 640gb's are definitely worth their price.

Now for Hitachi, stay away from their HDD's.
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