Nov 15, 2008
Wanting to get a new hard drive (Sata). Any suggestions on certain brands, speed and reliability? looking between 160 and 250 gb but can flex
not the newer hard drives they tend to be on higher density platters wich gives greater response and speed the seagate 7200.12 500gb is one of those and the samsung f3 500gb but if you want a smaller hard drive you cant go wrong with the samsung f3 250gb


Then you heard wrong. A slower CPU will take longer to format a larger drive, but I wouldn't let that stop you. I'd get the best performing drive you can that has lots of space. Obsidian pointed out a couple of good ones. As for Cache, latency, rotation speed, etc, your worrying about this to much. The Seagate 7200.12 and WD AAJS(?) drives are fine. Don't worry about 7200RPM vs 10000, or 16mb cache vs 32, etc. Find a 7200.12, AAJS, or F3 drive that you can afford and be happy.