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Hitachi/IBM Deskstar 7k250 -vs- Seagate 120GB 8MB 7200RPM

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Suma

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Hey guys,
I'm planning on a new S-ATA drive.
These above are my choices.
I'm intrested in quite operation and preformance.

I noticed that they're both FDBs, so I bet they're bot quiet (right?) What about the preformance?

Thanks,
Suma.
 

caRpetbomBer

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The Hitachi is going to be faster. The Seagate is going to be quieter with less performance. But im really not to sure how quiet the new Hitachi's are. I heard they are the fastest 7200rpm drives out.
 

dgk

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I was going to start a thread with a title "Seagates, Seagates everywhere" but I'll tag onto this one instead.

I went to the local PC Fair on Saturday, looking primarily for two SATA 120s to throw into Raid-0. My primary choices are WD and Maxtor, since they still have a 3 year warranty on the 120s (at least on Newegg). Third choice was Hitachi which are supposed to be very good and fast but only have a 1 year warranty. Seagate was not really in the running because of, well, a general feeling that they weren't as good. Plus, 1 year warranty.

So, of the six dealers that had SATA, all had only Seagates (80 and 120). (I smelled a conspiracy to keep me driveless). One told me that Seagates were the only ones that were real SATA drives and that the others were just IDE with a front end. I think that is correct, but for all of them, not just Seagates.

One seemed more honest and said they had the highest markup value.

I didn't check the model numbers nor do I know if they all had the same models. Anyway, I figured I'd ask for any thoughts.
 

johan851

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Hitachi's going to give you better performance with only a slight (very slight) increase in noise...unless you have a setup you can't hear at all you're not going to notice a noise difference.
 
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Suma

Suma

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I'm having a bad time with my WD 80GB 8mb buffer ATA100, cause of the noisy. When I switched to WC, I decreased the noise of my system by pulling all the fans out, now I can hear the HDD loudly. I know that FDB is really helping, I guess I'd go for the Hitachi then.

Thanks everyone,
Suma.