Seagate 7200.11 500gb sata

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by diggiddi, May 2, 2008.

  1. diggiddi

    diggiddi Newbie

    Does anyone have experience with this HDD ? I have seen both good and bad reviews so I'm kinda debating on getting it .
     
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Newbie

    Get one. They're pretty good drives and Seagate's warranty is very reliable. If you're still hesitant, go for the Western Digital wd5000aaks. Both of these drives are excellent.
     
  3. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    WD5000AAKS gets my vote too.
     
  4. nearownkira

    nearownkira Newbie

    I am using two of them at the moment, no problem so far.
     
  5. jasperchc

    jasperchc Newbie

    with 5 years warranty from seagate, what is there to be worry about? :mrgreen:
     
  6. miahman

    miahman Newbie

    i've seen some give lifetime warranty. can they be trusted?
     
  7. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Never had an issue with Seagate drives here either looks like a solid choice :mrgreen:
     
  8. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Check the terms of the warranty for limitations and make sure the company is going to be around for a while. I wouldn't trust a lifetime warranty from XYZ electronics lol ;)
     
  9. rogue_tomato

    rogue_tomato Newbie

    Seagate > all other HD manufacturers. End of story. You will not be disappointed.
     
  10. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Seagate's reliable as far as my personal experience goes, but Western Digital seems to be pretty good too and cost less. Most of their drives have a 3 year warranty.
     
  11. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    samsung, hitachi, seagate, WD, they all make reliable drives.
    reliability depends alot on handling.

    personally, i think the most important criteria is the density of the platter. pick the latest, biggest one. eg samsung 750g, or WD 640g.
     
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Yeah, platter density is important for raw read-write performance. But remember that higher drive capacity does not mean higher platter density. Higher capacity with fewer platters = higher platter density. :thumb:
     
  13. miahman

    miahman Newbie

    eventhough i ain't planning on updating my HDD yet, this is good advice:thumb:

    it'll surely be useful later:mrgreen:
     
  14. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    But you can't get 640gb here.... :(
     
  15. acedriver

    acedriver Newbie

    currently using the SV35 series.. probably going to get a new 500giggers..
     
  16. nearownkira

    nearownkira Newbie

    just remember dont get the hitachi one.
     
  17. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    chai: yup same here. it's not available as well.
     
  18. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    What's wrong with Hitachi?
     
  19. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    if the drive is going to break, no brand will affect the result :whistle:
     
  20. Digerati

    Digerati Newbie

    Hitachi's drives were for a period, notorious for breaking down, but I think these issues no longer exist.
     

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