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I have a 2.5 year old Hitachi that holds all my files. I decided to test it with HD Tune and got this...



I have nothing running and the OS isnt installed on this drive. Is it time to change it? I was thinking of getting the WD20EARS since its on sale on Newegg, which ends tomorrow. I currently have a 1 year old WD10EARS holding windows backup files. I may change out my Hitachi for the 1TB and the 2TB will hold my backups.

Oh, I also notice my Hitachi vibrates a bit during startup.

Thank you.

Edit: I later learned that the dips are caused by HWMonitor.
Edited by virus86 - 1/19/11 at 3:39am
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Newer HDDs will be quite faster, but the EARS disks aren't that fast. They spin at 5900RPM, which is quite slow compared to (for example) Samsung F3' or WD Black's 7200RPM. If you want a fast and cheap drive get a Samsung F3 1GB for the OS and use the EARS you currently have for storage/backup. The F3 is a very popular drive because it is faster than WD's Black 1GB and costs less.
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I'd recommend trying to search for a better hard drive than that. go atleast 7200 rpm.
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I have a raid 0 setup for my OS and it clocks at 155MB/s. I'm not looking to replace them. My WD10EARS clocks at 85MB/s. I'm a WD man.
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