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I was thinking of getting a new 500GB hard drive to replace the 160GB drive in my laptop, and I know there's a good amount of people on here who know a good amount of stuff, so of all of these, which would you recommend? (keeping in mind that I'd obviously like a good performance:price ratio)

Thanks for any suggestions Smile
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_Tim_ wrote:
Western Digital. Never failed me.

Alright, sounds good to me too, considering the price. Thanks.

Any other suggestions/opinions?
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I would advise against Maxtor, they have a big issue with components failing after a few years, the drives themselves don't die but I've noticed that a lot of the drives simply lose their firmware..

I agree with Tim.

WD Or a Raptor, I've heard they are VERY good and have very high speeds and plenty of Cache.

Best to get a HDD with 8mb or 16mb of cache, if you can find a reliable brand HDD with more Cache then go for it.

I believe the higher end HDD's have up to 32mb of cache.
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There's a WD with a 16MB cache on there for $80, so I'll probably go for that one. I don't need huge performance so it should be fine. Thanks for the advice Smile
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random.monster1981 wrote:
I would advise against Maxtor

WD Or a Raptor

Best to get a HDD with 8mb or 16mb of cache

Couldn't agree more.

'Raptor' is a model branch of Western Digital hard drives with ridiculous speeds (10,000rpm etc).

16-32mb is the norm, 64mb for the slightly fancier drives.
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