Egads! what hard drive

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I have Option 2 and I like it. I moved from a 120GB 7200rpm.
     
  3. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    I would also go with the 7200Rpm!! its a great speed increase cmpared to the 5400 ones! you won't belive your eyes, its a huuuge difference!

    Also the 500Gb 7200Rpm's should be out pretty soon (like 1st quart of 09) thats what i am geeting
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    any idea on the price range for the 500 7200?
     
  5. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    hard to say, I would say that prcies will drop a bit (they always do when someting new comes out) so I would say, not more than maybe 150$ they won't be Over expensive..... At least I hope so :cool:

    And If you don't need 500Gb of space, still wait until those come out so the 320gb Version will drop in price!
     
  6. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    ok im gonna get a 500 gig one

    anyone have ideas on if wd, samsung or deagate is better? i think the samsung is 3 platter and 5 dollars cheaper. is that good or bad?
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    I'd go with the 500gb 5400rpm model. WD and Seagate are both great brands. Just because of features/price, in the past I've tended to go with WD for desktops and seagates for laptops, no failures with either drives.
     
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    "Egads?" Have you been watching The Music Man? :)

    For me, Samsung all the way. Haven't had one fail yet and I cannot say that for Western Digital (0/3) or Seagate (4/5). The Seagate and Samsung are 3-platter (167 gb each), the WD is 2-platter (250 gb each) and will give a bit better performance.
     
  9. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    I got my 320GB 7200rpm drive recently for <$70. The prices on these tanked.

    Now 500GB 7200rpm (Seagate 7200.3) is coming out. Dell already got stock so it should be for sale by itself soon.
     
  10. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    haha its a cool word!

    yea ive had a wd fail on me as well. however, i know some swear by them. is the 2 platter that much better than a 3 platter? if not, ill just go with the samsung as its cheaper
     
  11. poolvibe macrumors newbie

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    I would take a Samsung over WD any day of the week. I have had several WD disasters and never a Samsung failure.
     
  12. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    I had a Philips HDD fail on me and my WD has always been fine. I guess some models just have particular failings.
     
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  15. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    ended up going with that one too!
     

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