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Old 04-20-2007, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm looking to buy a new hard drive but don't know what make to go for.

I'm looking for a steady reliable hard drive, I can spend from 30-60 or can go a little extra if its worth the money.

Just want to know what makes I should look for.
From England so would need to be able to ship over here.

Thanks in advance .
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Either Seagate or Western Digital. They are the best brands. I think Seagates are favored around here. I could be wrong.
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I would HIGHLY recommend Seagate.... #1 in the industry, and ALL the drives come with a 5 year warrenty. If you choose not to get a Seagate, look at Western Digital if you MUST.....
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Yes, Western Digital is sorta finky but Seagate is the best out there.
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Whats the difference between SATA 1&2 and IDE (PATA) and on the seagates it says 7200.8-7200.9-7200.10. I'm guessing .10 means it's more new?

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SATA 1 is 1.5gb/s and 2 is 3.0 gb/s, pata is a difference thing and depends on ata-***. Im not quite sure what your numbers are
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you want Sata2 or SataII or sata3gb/sec if your motherboard can support it. what motherboard do you have? yes the 7200.10 barracudas are the newest model how much hardrive space are you looking for??
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get a maxtor, most reliable drives ive ever seen. If you can get sata 3.0.
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get a maxtor, most reliable drives ive ever seen. If you can get sata 3.0.
maxtor was taken over by seagate so you dont get maxtor drives anymore
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No, you can still get Maxtors. It's just being sold under Seagate.
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