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I was thinking about getting a WD Blue?

Are they any good?

500 GB Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms
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post #2 of 15
are you planning on using this as your system drive? If you are then no they aren't.

Go with the samsung F3 500gb by far the best mech drive you'll get
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145;12887785 
are you planning on using this as your system drive? If you are then no they aren't.

Go with the samsung F3 500gb by far the best mech drive you'll get

I just have not had any luck with samsung ones.
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post #4 of 15
Well, when was the last time you used one? They have seriously pulled their act together.

Comps
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145;12887793 
Well, when was the last time you used one? They have seriously pulled their act together.

Comps

I currently have the HD502HU 500GB and it's on it's last legs within around 3 months of having it.

How's this version?

1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 SATA-II 3.5" Hard Drive.
Edited by jmckeag - 3/27/11 at 5:37am
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post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmckeag;12887796 
I currently have the HD502HU 500GB and it's on it's last legs within around 3 months of having it.

How's this version?

1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 SATA-II 3.5" Hard Drive.

Great. One of the best price/performance hdds around - had no problems with mine.
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post #7 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxlite;12887810 
Great. One of the best price/performance hdds around - had no problems with mine.

Ok, Thanks.

I was wondering the 500GB WD blue, has SATA 6GB/S. wouldn't that be better?
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmckeag;12887821 
Ok, Thanks.

I was wondering the 500GB WD blue, has SATA 6GB/S. wouldn't that be better?

I don't believe any mechanical HDDs even saturate the SATA 3GB/s link, so you will notice no difference in performance.
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post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxlite;12887839 
I don't believe any mechanical HDDs even saturate the SATA 3GB/s link, so you will notice no difference in performance.

Thank you.

I have some extra money, I might go for a SSD or the one you suggested. Not quite sure yet. would a SSD be more safer instead of getting them failing all the time on me?
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmckeag;12887845 
Thank you.

I have some extra money, I might go for a SSD or the one you suggested. Not quite sure yet. would a SSD be more safer instead of getting them failing all the time on me?

To be honest I've never had a disk failure in my life, so you must be fairly unlucky or have inappropriate conditions in your machine.

SSDs could be classes as more 'reliable' than mech HDDs as they are less prone to shocks and physical wear (they are also very noticeably faster and improve the snappiness of the whole system). But realistically both technologies should be pretty reliable.
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