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Old 02-27-2009, 05:49 PM   #1
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What do you guys think is the better 500 GB drive: Seagate Barracuda or Western Digital Caviar?

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Old 02-27-2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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You can't go wrong with either one. They are both quality manufacturers with very good track records.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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yeah they both are really good and I believe that the WD is a little bit cheaper...

I have a WD caviar 500 GB and it hasnt done me wrong and I also have a WD 1TB that hasn't given me any problems either....

IMHO I would go with whatever is cheaper and either one you will be happy with....
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:04 PM   #4
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Si, either one. I usually go with WD though, never had a problem with them.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:55 PM   #5
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Here is the Seagate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148395

here is the WD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136149
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Apples or oranges. They have the same specs, prices and warranty periods.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:24 PM   #7
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Apples or oranges. They have the same specs, prices and warranty periods.
Flip a coin Heads = Seagate: Tails = WD...
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The links are down,but personally i wouldnt care which one,they are pretty much the same,just different brands
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Barracuda sounds cooler so I'd go with it :P

haha well if you had to use something on a choice basis :P
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I say if you live in the western US then go with Western Digital, you don't want to piss it off by living in the east! And the Barracuta sounds cold.. so go with that in a cold place.



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