[QUOTE=vroom;2239566]Yeap, stay away from the 7200.11, so for me you have two other manufactures to look at, WD & Samsung, i can only comment on the samsung spinpoint F1, it’s a very fast and quiet drive, and it stays very cold, 30C compared to to my 500G seagate (7200.11) that never goes less than 35C.[/QUOTE]
I tried three F1 drives, a 1TB, a 640TB, and a 320GB.
1TB = three 320GB platters
640GB = two 320GB platters
320GB = single 320GB platter
They were all fast and silent, but most talks on the Seagate 7200.11 series drives seem to be quite exaggerated just like the past talks on some IBM PATA drives. Seagate still provides over one third of the world’s HDD drives.