Recommend me a hard drive

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  1. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    after getting by for 3 years on the same 2 drives, i'm finally moving into the next millenium and getting a new drive.

    right now i've got a 13.6 GB Maxtor, and a 4.3 GB Seagate.

    i'm looking for something in the 40GB area, IDE, 7200 RPM.

    suggestions?
     
  2. MP

    MP New Member

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    80gb western digital caviar
     
  3. 1997 CL 3.0

    1997 CL 3.0 OG since 00

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    I suggest either a JB series Western Digital or wait for WD's "raptor" serial ATA drive.
     
  4. eviltommy

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    i prefer maxtor, but WD and seagate are good, 8MB cache drives are faster.
     
  5. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    i'm thinkin a 40GB Caviar, 8MB cache. its taken me 5 years to fill up 18GB, i doubt i could even put a dent in 80.
     
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    the thing is...a 40gb western digi HD cost like $70. You can double the amount of space for only $20 more at most every online shop or large computer store.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    No kidding - start increasing your pr0n collection and boom - there's 80 gigs right there.
     
  8. bleeked out

    bleeked out wut the? OT Supporter

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    Seagate Barracuda IV 80gb 7200rpm hdd $82.65 shipped at Dell Home

    Here's a deal for you people who want the $1/gb ratio for hard drive purchases, but hate rebates. Search 231596-6 to find the Seagate Barracuda IV 80gb 7200rpm drive at $97.24. Automatic 15% off takes it down to $82.65. Free shipping and no tax for most states.
     
  9. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    :cool: deal, but i'm lookin for an 8MB cache. maybe i'll get the caviar after all..
     
  10. bleeked out

    bleeked out wut the? OT Supporter

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    Great hard drive deals at Dell Home

    Free shipping is a plus.

    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120gb $111.83 (A0076350)
    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160gb $153.81 (A0076348)
    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160gb w/ 8mb cache $163.17 (A0076347)
     
  11. 1997 CL 3.0

    1997 CL 3.0 OG since 00

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    IBM has had problems with some of their hardrives there was a big deal made about this a year ago something about their "recomended" run time was 8-10 hours a day I'm not sure what the out come of this was however I've got 2 IBM 75 GB GXP's in a Raid 0 config. that are starting to fall apart (makin strange noises) I'll be swapping them out with 4 WD 80 GB 8mb HD's in a Raid 0+1 config. :big grin:
     

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