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Old 23-10-09, 08:40 PM
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Need New Hard Drive

I know some of you are thinking "This guy must be lazy.".

Well I am.

Why should I not utilise the power 35,000 members on this forum?

lol

Anyways, just got myself Windows 7, blah blah blah, need internal hard drive that is at least 500GB big. There is no set budget yet. Will add one later once I get around to counting my monies.

SATA please if possible.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804

This looks interesting so far to me.

But you guys probably have much better deals.

'k thanks! lol

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Old 23-10-09, 09:07 PM
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Well I was just about to suggest a samsung spinny f3 1TB too...I reckon those are pretty much the best at the mo. Never had a problem with ebuyer but depends where you live to see if its cheaper on postage to drive to a store and buy one.
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Old 23-10-09, 09:09 PM
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Well I was just about to suggest a samsung spinny f3 1TB too...I reckon those are pretty much the best at the mo.
What's the difference between F1 and F3?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143288 = F1

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804 = F3
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Old 23-10-09, 11:48 PM
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F3 is newer and has 500GB platters so is faster.
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Old 24-10-09, 09:00 AM
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I may have read the site wrong, but I think F3 supports NCQ and F1 doesn't.

Doesn't sound right to me, but hey.

Figured the speeds would be more or less the same ? Both seeks are 8.9.

The smaller ur files, the less u'll really appreciate the speeds.
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Old 24-10-09, 09:38 AM
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I've got 3 f1s and I think they support NCQ. Either way F3s have 500GB platters so are going to be a little faster and are the newer product.
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Old 24-10-09, 09:53 AM
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The F3 then?
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Old 24-10-09, 09:57 AM
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I don't think there's a chance of being disappointed tbh, and the pricing is decent.

The only thing u could get as an argument would be people's choices of manufacturer. (I'm a WD fan)

32m cache drives seem to dominate the top choices.
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Old 24-10-09, 11:03 AM
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I would also prefer a WD as well but I noticed that they cost a bit more.

So I went for the Samsungs since their hard drives are also good.
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Old 24-10-09, 05:25 PM
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The F3 is the Daddy... Beats the Velociraptor in quite a few things too.
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