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Old 06-28-2006, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone recommend any SATA HDs? Preferably that will work well together as i'm going to buy 2. So RAID enabled I guess...
If possible, somewhere around 80gb to 100gb each and preferably, under £50... perhaps i'm asking a bit much.
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Seagates with 8MB or 16MB buffers
Seagate have the lowest failure rate

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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...gate_SATA.html

the 200GB or 250GB ones will be great
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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btw I believe that to run two HDDs in RAID you need a RAID controller, mobos come with that? Cause I seen that you can buy those controllers for PCI and PCI-E x4
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the EPoX EP 8NPA Sli has Raid 0/1/0+1 support
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yeah, you will probably be best off with 2x250gb hdd's at the moment rather than 2x100gb. for the minimal price difference you would be missing out on great value.
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Thanks all. Probably go for a couple of 160gb ones, i have a relatively tright budget.
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250GB SATA drives are like $99, doesn't that convert to like £50?
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£56 something... i guess its only £20 more than what i was spending or $45ish
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