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#1 elitewarrior

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:52 AM

Hi guys. I currently have a laptop with a failing hard drive. Too many bad sectors causing all sorts of trouble. I need a 2.5 SATA HDD to replace my current one, WD6400BEVT.

I have narrowed it down to WD7500BPKT (WD Black 750GB SATA 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Hard Disk) and ST95005620AS (Seagate momentus XT 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" Solid State Hybrid Drive).

At the moment I can get the WD one for 85 and the Seagate one for 65 because of a sale.

My current 640GB HDD has a windows partition, which is formatted once every couple of months, and the rest of the space is allocated to a second, storage, partition. Everything is installed to the windows partition so nothing extremely intense is run off the storage partition but it does get used a lot.

The WD one is 7200RPM and 750GB meaning it's an upgrade to space and speed, while the Seagate one is 7200RPM hybrid SSD but only 500GB.

My dilemma is that I want both speed and space. I have almost filled my current drive so a space downgrade is a huge negative. So my question is that is the Seagate one fast enough to cover for this negative? Apart from browsing and watching movies, the only resource intensive application I use, is a game. The game (League Of Legends) loads the SAME map every new game and goes back to a lobby at the end of a game. Obviously faster loading times would be awesome but the HDD's wouldn't effect in game performance, which is the important part. I also torrent a lot and the laptop is on for around 16 hours a day. It gets quite hot during gaming and any other CPU intensive activities.

So which do you guys recommend?

P.s. Just how much of a boost is the speed from the solid state hybrid drive? The benchmarks are impressive but I'm much more interested in real world performance.

Edited by elitewarrior, 09 February 2013 - 02:57 AM.


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#2 killerx525

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:17 AM

Booting into Windows would be faster and opening programs would also be faster.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

If it was me, I would probably go for the WD since it is both larger and faster. You said you want both speed and space improvements, that one is the only one of the 2 choices that fits that bill. In my experience the western digis last a bit longer than the seagates as well. They seem to be more tolerant to the heat a laptop can create under heavy use.


Edited by hamluis, 15 February 2013 - 01:38 PM.
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