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post #11 of 23
yeah do the 640 AAKS..marin suggested them to me i got one and LOVE it!!!!
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post #12 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
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.
So very true. I have a 640 AAKS after my two Hitachi's died. If I waited a week, the faster AALS would have been $5 more..
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post #13 of 23
I've had an Hitachi 80 gig sataII for over 3 years now and it is fast, quiete, and have not had any issues at all with it. It has been a great drive!

What about the WD RE3 drives? They seem to be pretty good but not sure how they compare to the SE and Black drives?
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post #14 of 23
Note that AAKS drives have a 3-year warranty plan, while AALS drives have a 5-year package.
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post #15 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
Note that AAKS drives have a 3-year warranty plan, while AALS drives have a 5-year package.
Forgot about that. Never know when a warranty on a hard drive might be good. Those two Hitachi's I had died only two months from the end of warranty.
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post #16 of 23
I must have been lucky then with my Hitachi. Again though, what about the RE3 drives. How would they compare to the blacks?
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post #17 of 23
Western Digital 250, 320, 500, or 640 GB and look for the AAKS versions (I think it's something like that).
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post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by crashovride02 View Post
I must have been lucky then with my Hitachi. Again though, what about the RE3 drives. How would they compare to the blacks?
They're pretty new aren't they? Don't know anything about their failure rates. Weird that Newegg only supplies warranty info on some of the RE3's but I'm pretty sure they're all 5 years.
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post #19 of 23
Ya that's what I was thinking. I would love to know about real performance though but it's hard to find good info on drives online in 1 spot
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post #20 of 23
What about the seagate 7200.12 drives? They have 500gb platters and are supposed to be pretty dang quick.

newegg, 7200.12 drives

Edit, also since these only have one platter they are slim drives.
Edited by xXkeyboardkowboyXx - 2/20/09 at 11:46pm
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