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I'm planning on getting a new hard drive and got it down to this two
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145088
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148105

The Hitachi is cheaper for about the same performance. But the Seagate one has NCQ. I have no idea what that does but if it increases performance I may fork out the extra cash. What do you guys recomend?
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I would take the seagate. I have owned 4 seagate HD's and have not had 1 problem. It is about 10 bux more so i think it might be worth it. But i think your motherboard will specially have to support NCQ HD's. Not quite shue what NCQ stands for though..
    
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I would say the Seagate... I'm not particularly fond of Seagate or Hitachi, but Seagate is pretty good.

I know you said you narrowed it down, but the Diamondmax 10 is an incredible hard drive and it not too much more considering the size:
You can get it for $121.00 from zipzoomfly.com with free 2-day shipping... but I don't think they ship to Mexico... sorry. I'm sure you could find a similar deal elseware.
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NCQ is native command queuing more can be found out about it here:-

http://www.seagate.com/products/inte...ta/native.html

This quote sums it up really
In simple terms, NCQ functioning is somewhat similar to an elevator. The elevator travels sequentially from floor to floor and lets people on and off. It does not follow the sequence in which users push the floor request buttons, because that would mean an excessive mechanical load and much longer times for waiting or riding.

It looks like quite a good thing to have and should increase performance quite a bit.
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