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Windows 7: Which drive is best for W7 Pro installation


12 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
Which drive is best for W7 Pro installation

Have the following drives available for my desktop Windows 7 Pro installation. Which would be the better of the two for performance...if it matters ?

Seagate Barracuda 640GB 7200.11 Drive , or
MaXLine Pro (Seagate) 500GB 7H500F0

The only real difference other than capacity I can see is the Barracuda has a 32mg buffer while the MaxLine has 16mg buffer.

Would this difference alone make the Barracuda the better choice and/or have a noticeable performance improvement in Windows 7 ?

Thanks

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12 Mar 2010   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

i would go with the maxline the seagate version 7200 i think has an high failure rate someone will correct me if im wrong
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12 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
i would go with the maxline the seagate version 7200 i think has an high failure rate someone will correct me if im wrong
Opps...should have mentioned this is a "factory refurbished" with the firmware update applied ?
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12 Mar 2010   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
i would go with the maxline the seagate version 7200 i think has an high failure rate someone will correct me if im wrong
Opps...should have mentioned this is a "factory refurbished" with the firmware update applied ?
ok sorry about that, then definately go with the 7200, faster data transfer
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12 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Both drives are 7200 RPM, so it shouldn't really matter.

I'd go with the 32 MB cache one for the OS drive. Hopefully that will speed things up for you slightly.

Other than that, I'd say take your pick.
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12 Mar 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

thank for the added input JK
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