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What is the best among the 250 gb hdds?

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Hitachi Deskstar T7K250

Maxtor DiamondMax 10

Samsung SpinPoint P120

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9

WD Caviar WD2500KS

Which one do you think is the best in terms of performance and silence?

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The samsung spinpoint 250GB 2504C, just got mine yesterday and loving it.

The 7200.9's have NCQ and supposedly the loudest "clickity/clacking" SATA drives according to reviews on newegg.com.

Hitachi Deskstar T7K250

Maxtor DiamondMax 10

Samsung SpinPoint P120

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9

WD Caviar WD2500KS

Which one do you think is the best in terms of performance and silence?

# hdparm -t /dev/sda

/dev/sda:

Timing buffered disk reads: 204 MB in 3.02 seconds = 67.54 MB/sec

# hddtemp /dev/sda

/dev/sda: SAMSUNG SP2504C: 23°C or °F

I have it on an Intel ICH5 (SATA1) controller, works great, good performance and very quiet.

Edited by jpiszcz

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I'm a bit lazy and didn't check if the drive's you listed are all covered but you should check out the SR main page link to the 250G Hard Drive lineup.

SR's 250G Lineup

Free

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none of them!

outpost has Seagate 300G pata drives (new 16Mb cache)for $90AR thats as cheap as youll find a 250.

Do you think its performance is better than those above?

I don't think so. :)

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Hitachi Deskstar T7K250

Maxtor DiamondMax 10

Samsung SpinPoint P120

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9

WD Caviar WD2500KS

Which one do you think is the best in terms of performance and silence?

Samsung P120 - Good (4/5) performer + Best (5/5) quiet

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Do you think its performance is better than those above?

I don't think so. smile.gif

Seagate 7200.9 is in your list ! the 300 is cheaper than the 250 because thats what they are making now, 250s arent cheaper

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I have a T7K250 thats been put in an old computer now, I would corrupt the HD far too easily/often when overclocking. "TSK, cos you'd overclocked!" I hear, yes, but my old 36 GB raptors never blinked, so I bought a 150GB raptor instead and thats fine. (And since an areca 1220, and another raptor, and soon some 500GB drives) Probably just a one off - the T7kK250 is more than happy in my old P4 machine

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