i have decided to buy a hard disk, size 320gb. can anyone recommend me what to buy? seagate,hitachi,samsung? what's the best in that size category considering performance, noise and everything else? thanks
I agree with Shadow 100%; get a Seagate or Western Digital. I have two WDs that I have had for 4+ years that have given me absolutely no problems; that's with them being on 24/7 all those years with power saving disabled. I have one Seagate that I've been "breaking in" for the past 6 months. Do NOT get Maxtor; I have two and they make more noise new out of the box than an ancient 320MB from my dad's old 486.
I am using a Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200YS 320GB. It is an business enterprise type HDD which means it is meant for continual usage. The drive is pretty quiet and as far as I know does not suffer from any overheating issues.