Best 250GB Sata HDD

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  1. Darkasantion

    Darkasantion Master Guru

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    Title says it all, what is the best 250GB SATA HHD out there, witch overs good performance for it's money.
     
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    Yeah I love my Seagates but apparently the WD's are very good in the 250gb range.
     
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    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS
    Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD

    Witch is the beter one off those?
     

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    Get the first one because of the 16mb cache, I have that drive and it rocks.
     
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    Ok, might look into that too, But I basicly want the most GB per $, but still do have good performance, witch means 16MB

    But the two I posted are both 16MB only differance is Sata or Sata II

    Edit: My mobo only supports SATA, so if I plug in a SATA II HDD, will that work or not?
     
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  8. SmoKieMcPott

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    Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD has 16mb cache
    but it also has a 5 yr warranty versus the 3 yr warranty offered on the KS
    i notice that the YD supports hot plug

    there is also a YS model that has a 5yr warranty but im not sure what is offered there as compared to the YD

    and yes, if you plug the SATAII drive into a SATAI connection it will work...(there is a jumper on the drive to make it run at SATAI speeds)
     
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    the RE stands for RAID Edition, if you don't know what makes it different from a regular drive, don't use it in a single drive situation.
    it has benefits only for raid environments, but those benefits can turn against you as a single drive.
     
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    I can vouch for the seagate 7200.10s VERY nice drives. I own 250 and 320gb sataII WD cavSE16s, and its a great drive aswell, but if the 72100.10s were available back then, I would not hessitate to buy one over a SE16.
     
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    I have 4 of W.D. raptors...10000rpm....really fast raid 0 setup....But the seagate barracuda 7200.10 with perpendicular recording technology the speed is even greater...only problem is the price .......as it has a 750GB capacity....its price was 24000 Rs..which is app. US 480$ ......
     

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