Hard drive buying advice needed

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Spanky Deluxe, Aug 2, 2006.

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Which one would you get?

  1. The Western Digital 100GB 5400rpm one with 2MB cache tomorrow for £72.45

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  2. The Samsung 100GB 5400 rpm one with 8MB cache today for £84.49

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  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Ok, I need a new hard drive for a 1.2Ghz G4 iBook. My options are:

    Order online at get a Western Digital Scorpio 100GB 5400rpm 2MB Cache drive for £72.45 and get it tomorrow.

    Or...

    Go and pick up a Samsung HM100JC 100GB 5400rpm 8MB Cache drive for £84.49 including bus fair.

    I could wait until tomorrow and get the cheaper one but I would quite like to put this 'book back together again today so as not to have loads of parts lying around my floor. I'm trying to keep the costs down with this 'book so the cheaper one is appealing but then the other one also has four times as much cache.

    Which one would you get?
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    get your bus pass out ,cos your off into town :D
     
  3. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

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    Definately go for the later, more expensive one.
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    I cannot vote since there is no Seagate Momentus option...
     
  5. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    8 MB cache will help you more than £12.02 in the long run.
     
  6. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Lol, the strange thing is I'm already in town but PC World is out of town!

    I agree I'd rather have a Seagate drive since they're my favourite drives by a long long way, however, an 80gb Momentus 5400rpm would cost £88.48 and it'd arrive tomorrow.

    Incidentally, for anyone interested, there's a 40gb seagate momentus ata 5400 rpm drive going on dabs for £29.62 delivered.

    I think I might just go and get the PC World one.
     

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