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What 250gb HD

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Mortah, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Mortah

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Apr 2006

    Posts: 139

    I've looked at the benchmarks and can't really decide what to do... so... what are peoples suggestions:

    I'm after 250gb and am wanting it to be quiet and reasonably fast (i.e. raptors are out of the question :))

    So... limited it down to:

    Hitachi deskstar
    Samsung Spinpoint
    Western Digital Caviar

    Can people just put a few words down saying what they think would be most suitable, why and any experience they personally have had :)

    Cheers!
     
  2. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,253

    Location: Tosche Station

    Do you have a SATA II enabled motherboard?
     
  3. Mortah

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Apr 2006

    Posts: 139

    I will do :p
     
  4. hp7909

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    • Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB ST3250620AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-079-SE)
    Get perpendicular (linky) :D
     
  5. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,253

    Location: Tosche Station

    Right, for SATA II the Deskstar is undisupted winner (With the special SATA II software enabled), then there's the Spinpoint which is quieter and cooler than the deskstar, but performs slightly worse. I had a 120gb Caviar and it's still going strong, the noise and heat are only a little bit above my new 250gb Spinpoint but the spinpoint tears it apart for performance.

    So,
    Deskstar for performance
    Spinpoint for Coolest/Quietest with decent performance still
    No idea how the new caviars are.