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Old October 4, 2008, 10:32 PM
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Default WD 640GB vs Samsung 640GB?

Which one would you choose?

I don't really care too much about speed as it's just going to be used as storage. All I really care about its reliability and preferably silence. I suppose Seagate is another option too but they seem to be the most expensive.

I have a feeling my WD 500GB drive is on it's last legs (making some weird noises like there's fluid leaking inside it or something. I thought my liquid cooling was leaking but it's not), so might as well try and be semi-proactive and replace it before it totally dies.

Oh and the drive needs to be able to take some abuse cause I do a bunch of installs via VMWare to it if that matters.
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Old October 5, 2008, 12:23 AM
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Read This.

WD SE16 640GB vs. Seagate 7200.11 640GB -- A somewhat complete analysis.



Edit: I would take the WD. Wait... i do have the WD640. The Seagate is interesting too, but there's the issue with AHCI... as well as Seagate's lower reliability of late.. than i can remember.

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I know the Seagate isn't as good and that's why I didn't really include it.

I hear Samsung Spinpoint's are pretty good though so I wanted to see if anybody had any comments on their 640GB one.

Judging by the Newegg comments, there seems to be a ton of DOA WD and Seagates but the Samsungs seem to be fine. Problem is though the WD has way more reviews than any of the others.
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I've been trying to get these too, just waiting for Captain Vortex to review his, he recently purchased one.
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Well silly me, thought my HDD was making funny noises but it's actually the fan infront of them

Still though, my 500GB makes quite a bit of noise during seeking so I'm still in the market. I'll see what Vortex has to say...
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I've got so much going on, I'll test it eventually....

Bleeding my loop with the 1 fixed GPU right now, had some leaks cause I didnt put camps on, but fixed now. Just want to mobo to dry off if I missed any spots on my basic clean up. Maybe get some testing tonight, but no guarantees!
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Excuses and more excuses :p j/k..

Just get them whenever you're ready, it would be appreciated by some of us, makes us easier to decide. I'm not sure about Jdrom, but seriously if I wanted a WD I would have gotten it by now, Seagate was my choice, but they are having major issues and they refuse to accept their mistakes, hence that is out of the question, comes to down to Samsung, I hope they perform well, otherwise there will be no option but WD.
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I got time, no worries Vortex.

That sale for $69.99 on the Samsungs @ NCIX is tempting though but I'm sure there will be others.

I'm actually considering getting rid of my 2x250GB in RAID0 and my 500GB and replace them with dual 640GB drives in Matrix RAID (RAID0 and 1 partitions). Have like 250GB in RAID0 and the rest in RAID1.
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I got time, no worries Vortex.

That sale for $69.99 on the Samsungs @ NCIX is tempting though but I'm sure there will be others.

I'm actually considering getting rid of my 2x250GB in RAID0 and my 500GB and replace them with dual 640GB drives in Matrix RAID (RAID0 and 1 partitions). Have like 250GB in RAID0 and the rest in RAID1.
Hek we got time then.. I'm planning the same here jdrom.. I used to have 4x250GB in RAID0, decided to keep them out while I do my hardware upgrades, after 3 months, found 2 hard drives died on me, after few days the third one also said goodbye, left with one, hoping it doesn't betray me either.

Those 640GB pair, I've some good things with WD, hoping Samsung also gives good results, the only thing is, the other thread Samsung impressed in RAID with 2 drives, but fell behind in single drive against the WD. I'm hoping Samsung edges both with RAID and Single.
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Well MAC posted a review on the Seagate drive yesterday.. ocaholic.ch - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 640 GByte - Storage - Artikel

It's not as bad as results we got. They seemed to have it perform quite well..

edit: changed.. thanks Jdrom
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