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@snoogings thats about what my 5400.5 320 gig gets (just ran it and was like 48.5 mb/s avg so if I can get a 500 gig scorpio that actually doesn't crash my computer every 2 minutes I should be happy
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I was originally going to go with the 500, but there were a decent number of reviews on the egg that were negative (drive dying). I know newegg reviews aren't the end-all, but just a heads-up.
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
Yes thats right I used to be a proponent of seagate due to having good luck with my 7200.10 320 gig drives. But now I'm fed up.

On the last 7200.10 I have the SATA power/controller (both) connectors on back of the drive broke off (the drive still works ..... so long as I use the cable with the pieces of the connector lodged in it) but I wouldn't trust it so it sits collecting dust.

And this was Seagate's fault? Or is it just something else to cry about? Just kidding bro. I know it's frustrating.

But for real, in my professional experience I have seen a slightly higher failure rate of Seagate drives than WD. But you are still rolling the dice just about the same every time you buy a new drive. I used to work as a bench tech for a major refurbisher and I used to do anywhere from 20 to 80 machines a day so I have seen hundreds of hard drive failures from every manufacturer out there. Believe it or not, there are a lot of older model Hitachi drives still running today that I would trust with my data before any modern drive.

Off-topic: Here goes something I never shared before on here. It is a drive that came across my bench one day. It was exactly twice the size of a modern drive. It's a shame it was marked for destruction. It still worked fine. I just had to take it apart anyway:




Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 3/29/11 at 6:02am
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I think I still have my old 400 MEGABYTE samsung
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I think I still have my old 400 MEGABYTE samsung
The one in the picture is a 43MB Seagate and it was still functional. I guess they don't make them like they used to.
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post #16 of 65
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I think 400 meg was my first hd, either that or 40 I'm not even sure


What was out around 1992-94 when the 486 DX2 66 mhz first came (before the Pentium 60's hit the market and turned the cpu world on its ear)

I remember a Pentium 60 was faster than a 486 DX4 100 mhz
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My first hard drive was a 10 MEG that took up TWO 5.25" drive bays. It was basically the size of two optical drives stacked one on top of the other.

My WD 250gig 2500BEVS from April of 2009 out of my laptop benches a bit better than the 160 BEVT above, but fairly close. From what I remember the 320 and 640 were the fastest of them, followed by the 500 and 250 due to platter size and density. The Blues tend to be a bit slower than the Blacks, but are more reliable long term in laptops as they tend to produce less heat than the Blacks. I'm letting my laptop run for a bit to finish Windows and A/V updates, but once it's finished I can post an HD Tune for it if you like.
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post #18 of 65
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Right now the drive is usuable (after SeaTools Dos "fixed" alot of errors)

But I'm still failing DST so I'll have to replace the drive soon. Nothing critical on the laptop (i've backed everything up to the F3 1TB in a laptop folder when i had it in my desktop trying to fix the errors)



Please post benchies if you don't mind papa


I have a question, my 320 gig HD has a partition that has my laptops oem vista install, and the key on the bottom of laptop has worn through. If I restore I don't think I need the key and can get it form the install using magical jelly bean. My question is can I put a 10 gig partition on the 500 gig and copy the partition? In my desktop the partition showed up but didn't see any files (even showing hidden files)
Edited by CravinR1 - 3/29/11 at 4:57pm
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You should be able to use Acronis True Image to copy the recovery partition from the old drive to the new drive. I've been able to do that on my Toshiba with it's recovery partition. You can get a free copy from the Western Digital Support Site that will work on a system that has at least one WDC drive on it. Seagate also had one that worked on a system that had at least one of their drives on it as well, but I haven't looked to see if they still do or not. If it was me, I would just clone the entire old drive to the new one first, then try the recovery option to see if it still worked afterwards. I would also make sure and create the recovery DVD's before you start cloning or copying the recovery partition. You might not need them, but they are very handy when you. Plus they are difficult and expensive to obtain them from the laptop manufacturer.

Remember, this is at least one generation back (April of 2009) so a newer one should be a bit faster.

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post #20 of 65
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OK both my desktops have wd + samsung drives, and the laptop drive is a seagate so I qualify for both the backups


I can't make a recovery disk as I have windows 7 x64 pro on the laptop. I just didn't want to lose the Vista key since its worn off my laptop. Thats the reason I didn't delete the recovery partition when I installed win 7, wanted the option of putting vista on the laptop and putting my 7 on a different system if need ever arose.


SeaTools for DOS "repaired" the errors, at least they're not showing up in hd tune now. It finally passed DST for windows just now, but my speeds and access times have dropped alot on the drive

Here is 30 min ago


Edited by CravinR1 - 3/29/11 at 5:38pm
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