Quick hard drive question.

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  1. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    I just bought an Ultra ATA 133 hard drive. It is the 250gb 16mb cache from Maxtor. Someone told me there was a difference between UATA and ATA. :confused: I was hoping to use this drive as my OS drive since it had a huge buffer.

    My motherboard is an Asus a7v266-e. I see these specs..."Ultra-DMA 33/66/100 "

    Am I going to be able to use this drive? Am I going to be able to use its full potential? Thanks.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    dear God RETURN that drive. It WILL die on you.
     
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    G-n-P New Member

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    is that an opinion or is there someting I don't know about that drive in particular


    and the 133 mb/s hdd will run at 100mb/s in that set-up
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    And there is no real-world performance difference between ATA100 and ATA133.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    you must live under a rock, then. That drive is the inside-joke of the computer industry... They walk out the door, and come right back in.
     
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    Any links?

    What is it about the drive?
     
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    None?
     
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    im shure it will be fine but not shure.
     
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    please provide some sort of information about where you got this. I have yet to hear about any major (every piece of hardware has had its problem) issues with this particular drive. Maxtor has greatly improved in the past 5 years as far as quality and build goes. I still prefer WD though. Seagates are loud as hell, and IBM sort of fucked over the Hitachi name when it comes to HDDs (since hitachi is using ibm's technology)
     
  10. MrMan

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    When it comes to hard drives, everybody has an opinion. I had a WD die on me. I replaced it with Maxtor. Eventually died. I replaced it with a similar WD as before. I've also replaced Maxtor drives with Seagate. Unlike 255.255.255.0, I found the Seagates to be quiet, and are currently my preference.

    Since data is more important and more costly than the hard drive itself... when one fails, a person usually HATES that manufacturer automatically. If I were to choose a hard drive, I'd get whatever is available... Seagate, Maxtor, WD, Samsung.
     
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    go to a better computer forum, such as hardocp... You'll see why maxtor is crap.
     
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    Ivy Mike New Member

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    He's telling the truth.

    My Maxtor HDD that just failed only lasted me a little over 4 years. :rolleyes:

    Honestly, I'd buy WD though and go SATA.
     
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    Their older stuff is fine. It's the stuff they've been making the past year or two that have been crap.

    They did a turn-around at the same time as seagate. Seagate used to be crap, and now they produce some of the best HDDs on the market. Well, Maxtor took a nosedive at around the same time.
     

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