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Old 10-01-2004, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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looking to buy a hard drive..(80G)...internal...any suggestions ..modest budget...

also how do i know what system i have or need..eg..ide or pcmia..etc..?

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Old 10-01-2004, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To find out what kind of hard drive you need, please post a link or tell us what kind of motherboard you have. Odds are you'll need an IDE, so if so I recommend this one:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-122&depa=1
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Old 10-01-2004, 01:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats my board...so i suppose its IDE?


Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. CUSL2 REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS CUSL2 ACPI BIOS Revision 1001.A 06/21/2000


question..whats the OEM they list on some items on newegg?
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Old 10-01-2004, 02:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah i want a new hard drive too, ne suggestions???
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Old 10-01-2004, 03:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Staples has the Maxtor Ultra Drive in 160gb on sale for $79 no rebates involved. I hade my military store to match and since we don't pay taxes saved a couple of $ more. I did notice that if you do a google search, there are quite a few on sale but most involve rebates. I know a lot of people don't care for Maxtor, but for this price and since I'm using it for backup I had no issues with buying it.
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Old 10-01-2004, 05:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Check newegg.com and computergeeks.com
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Old 10-02-2004, 12:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I am gonna offer my opinion.........its just my opinion . I wouldnt have a maxtor hard drive if they were free. I have replaced more of them than any other drive. I was using WD special edition drives for a while and was pleased but have been using almost all Seagates. the last 4 puters i have built have all been SATA and the seagates really rock. new egg has great deals on them and look at the 5 yr warranty. That is saying some ting about the drives. WD dropped theirs to 1 yr except special editions. Also had a bad warranty dealing with WD..........they sent a refurbished drive that had errors using their diagnostics. Wouldnt even format ...............VSTK
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