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Old 07-25-2004, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 80gb sata or 160gb

they're the same price and i like to dl a lot so

they're both $75 so what are you'lls opinions.
how much faster is sata compared to regular

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Old 07-25-2004, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just built my system below, love my seagate SATA 80G....Not a lot faster than IDE, but I like it better. And the cables are much thinner, take up a lot less space....equals better air flow. That is my two cents.

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Old 07-25-2004, 04:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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SATA are not a lot faster, most people are waiting for SATA300 next year.

Personally I would go for the 160GB hard drive and get some round IDE cables
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Old 07-28-2004, 08:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yup sounds like a good thing to do or if u dont plan on trying to build a scale model of the universe on ur comp go for a smaller hd i have a 80gb and i never get it above 65gb

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Old 07-28-2004, 10:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07-29-2004, 02:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Stay with the 160 GB hard drive. You just can't go wrong with twice the space.
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Old 07-29-2004, 02:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'd probably stick with the160GB HD. More space for downloading.
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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80 GB is pretty big but I try and get at least over 100 GB of hard drive space in each system I build.

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