UK cheap, quiet, reliable 500GB+ Sata II drives?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by netdog, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    Quiet and reliable are a must. Cheap makes it all the sweeter. For a mac pro.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Dabs.com have:

    • 750gb Seagate Barracudas for £121
    • Western Digital Caviars 500gb £84.48
     
  3. cervaro macrumors regular

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    The Samsung Spinpoint drives are known to be quiet and reliable, and generally cost around the £60 mark for 500Gb. I've got two in a media center machine, and can't hear them at all. :)
     
  4. RedTomato macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

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    When buying new drives, I often look at the leaderboard on Storagereview.com and see what their current favourites are.

    For UK prices I look at google.co.uk/products and computerprices.co.uk,
    amazon, and ebuyer.


    Hope that helps.
     
  5. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Seconded. Search for product code HD501LJ. Go to storagereview and loook at the benchmark for idle noise to see the difference.
     

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