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Old 06-03-2008, 04:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
As you can tell from the title my HDD (250gb Seagate), [crapped out] the other day. So what I'm thinking of doing is getting the following:

1) Wester Digital Raptor 37gb (10,000rpm) to but the OS (Vista Ultimate) off.
2) Seagate 500gb SATA2 for everything else.

Do you think this would be a good set-up or are there any other recommendations?

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Old 06-03-2008, 10:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

No Raptors and no Seagate recommendations from me. Get that and you will be happy, and save money.
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Default Re: Hard drive crapped out

Just get a Seagate or WD 7200RPM and ull be fine

I dont think the OS with the updates will fit there
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Don't get a Seagate. They suck. Most people recommending Seagate 7200.11 have never owned one. If you buy the 750GB Seagate you will be sorry, and their tech support just laughs in your face.

I have never had a Seagate drive that worked properly.
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I have had great experiences with Seagate and WD. The only drive to fail on me turned out to be a refurb.
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dude it depends on him he has 2 Seagate HDD

thats ur experience not his
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I try to stick with Seagate and Western Digital. They are the 2 best known hard drive manufacturers and have decent prices.
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Please don't waste your money on the raptor.

Its a waste in every way possible.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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but the whole point is that i want to seperate my OS from the actual program files on my computer. So you guys think that I should just not bother with a raptor and just get two normal SATA 2 drives?

If so what capacity for the one storing the OS (Vista Ultimate)

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Why don't you just buy something that's like, 640GB, and partition it for your OS?
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