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pc_boy 03-17-2004 07:12 PM

Which hardrive?
I've been surfing through the hardrives at NewEgg and found those two:

Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD800JD, OEM Drive Only


Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM ATA133 Hard Drive

Which one is better and which one heats faster?

Thanks a bunch!

preet2u 03-17-2004 07:17 PM

One is a SATA n' one isn't that itself makes a big difference in performance ... the SATA 's(150MBps) data transfer rate is more than an ATA133 (133MBps )

As far as heating goes ... i think the both drives would be 'bout the same.

Stupid 03-17-2004 10:12 PM

No big diffrence. I would go with WD though.

pc_boy 03-22-2004 10:06 PM

thanx, The WD is 5 bucks more than the Maxtor, so I am definatlly goin with WD.

ekÆsine 03-22-2004 10:10 PM

pc_boy you should also get a hard disk cooler. it is a fan & heatsink that you screw into the bottom of the hard disk. it helps a good deal to cool them. both of those heat up fast and hot. put your hand on the disk after 30 mins of use and you will know.

here are some HDD coolers i can recommend to you:



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