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Old 02-21-2005, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm stuck with which type to choose, im looking the fasted 80Gb HD.....any preferences to make?


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Old 02-21-2005, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want the fastest drive out there and you have sata (serial ata) find a 10,000 or 15,000 rpm raptor drives. Otherwise you could get a ata133 drive, and the next fastest would be a seagate drive (ata100). They seem to be faster than any other brand.

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well the best you could find in an ATA-133 is WD 80GB 7200rpm 8MB Cache im using it myself n it rocks, otherwise get a serial ATA! what could be better....
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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this is the cheapest one i could find , with good quality http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-160&depa=1
its not 80, but 73gb
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As mentioned in the post above mine, the 74GB Western Digital Raptor hard drive will be the fastest of the fast, discluding SCSI drives which I don't really want to get into as I have heard they can get quite complicated.
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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dang those hds are expensive- i spent $200 (and the price has gone down DRASTICLY since then) on my Maxtor ATA 250gb! Now, you can get one for about $100 or even less.
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Old 02-22-2005, 08:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, the faster hard drives are expensive! Ouchy. That being said Seagate, Western Digital and Maxtor are good drives (in the order of my personal preference). I wouldn't touch most other brands with a 50000 foot pole.

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