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Old 12-10-2007, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my old hard drive hit the crapper and now i need a new one and i need help
(we'll have a little correspondence going on here)

i need a new hard drive (obviously) and i was thinking of a western digital, but i don't know which one to buy (i don't know what specs are important)

i will try to post the specs tomorrow and see what you say later

my friend said to order a sata 300 because it will go back to a 150 if it needs to...

right now, the one i plan on buying is a
Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive from tiger direct

Capacity (GB): 500
Interface: Serial ATA-300
Spindle Speed (RPM): 7200
Buffer Memory: 16MB

let me know if there's anything crucial i should know
(chances are i'll just post all of my computers specs)

it would also help to know what the buffer memory and spindle speed influence

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Old 12-10-2007, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Hard drive -- questions

Just post a HTML link to it...
But, by what you posted it looks to be fine. So long as your motherboard has at least one open SATA port.

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Whats your pricerange?
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