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Old 06-12-2007, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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All experienced techs know that buying a hard drive is like buying fruit, you can never really tell if its good until you eat it, or use it in the hard drives case. I'm not concerned about whose brand is more reliable or "mine showed up DOA". Crappy hard drives happen. Simply put I want a hard drive with good seek times/latency, a low noise factor, is >160GB, <$100, and SATA. I'm shopping Newegg most everything I want is out of stock or gets reviewed as being super loud. This is for a primary gaming secondary DV editing machine and any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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seagate 320gb 16mb cache 7200.10 rpm best hdd atm
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seagate 320gb 16mb cache 7200.10 rpm best hdd atm
I have three of them, one was DOA.
They are great hard disks (so far).
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Seagate 7200.10 drives have the best quality, speed, capacity, and price combination.
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seagates are great!!!! infact i have a 512 mb drive that still works.....
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Hitachi's are faster; Seagate's slightly cheaper in the 320GB range. At least over here.
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