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New HD Time?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by sepulchre, 26 Jul 2006.

  1. sepulchre

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    I've been out fo the loop for a while now so not sure what the state of play on Hard Drives is so I'm looking for some advise.

    I currently have 2 x Maxtor 8mb Cache 160GB Sata Drives which I'm running low on space on. I'm really looking for a new primary drive to hold OS, games and applications with data being spread over the 2 existing drives.

    So whats best per buck based upon laod times being most important to me?

    Cheers in advance :D
     
  2. BillytheImpaler

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    Seagate 7200.10, methinks.
     
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  3. TheVoice

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    Or even Seagate. :p
     
  4. SiriusB

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    The Hitachi Deskstars are the best all-rounders and are very reliable drives. However I don't know how they compare with Seagate's new 10th generation drives [7200.10].

    SiriusB
     
  5. BillytheImpaler

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    :o
     
  6. jbloggs

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    sepulchre:

    I have the Deskstar T7K250 250GB SATA II HDD, in HDTach it gives an Average read figure of just over 56MB/s, however, the new Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA II (16MB cache) is giving an HDTach Average read speed of just over 68MB/s, see Here

    If I was buying a new HDD now around the 300GB size it would be the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA II. :)
     
  7. james.miller

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    the seagate 'cuda 10's are the best all rounders. far better than my hitachi t7k250
     
  8. SiriusB

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    Ahh, now I know. :D *updates list of best HDDs*

    SiriusB
     
  9. sepulchre

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    Thanks for the input guys, if no one has any better offers than the seagate 320gb then thats what I'll order up :D
     
  10. fonzee

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    anyone know if these new seagates are like noise wise?

    many of the seagates i have had are generally quite noisy... altho nothing in comparison with my maxtors lol :p