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Old 03-28-2005, 09:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Freeman420
I'm gonna have to go with dale's 80GB WD. $57 vs $89 for much better price-performance ratio. 80GB is plenty, I run a 36GB and only use half of it.
Your weird, I use 75 gigs after a windows reinstall.
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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ahuh....
I'm on a 37GB hard drive also (raptor) and it's about 60% full...
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Intel Stock CPU Cooler------------------------Zalman 7700-Cu
Idle: 51C---------------------------------------Idle: 21C
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ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB 10K------------2X Western Digital SATA150 Caviar SE 80GB RAID 0
Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
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Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone----------Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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where you gonna store music,movies and porn on those little drives?
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:36 AM   #15 (permalink)
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i have 2 of the drives that dale posted (not raid though) and they work well. i've got 50% of my windows drive filled and about 30% of my linux drive filled.
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey Freeman.

If true SATA is what your looking for I think that Seagate is the
real deal. The WD 80Gb uses a PATA/SATA bridge and it is not a
true SATA drive. It is the 80Gb 8Mb Buffer drive with the SATA
interface and infact www.storagereview.com has the complete
story on the drives.

I wanted to make use of my boards SATA connector locations and
the slimmer cables and I was a little bummed to see that WD hasnt
implemented a true SATA interface-maybe thats where the Raptor
comes in. Both of WD 80Gb drives SATA & PATA perform about
the same.
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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What? The WD's are SATA150 and they plug in using standard SATA connectors...
I have no idea what the heck you are talking about. They do not plug into the IDE channels or anything like that. I don't know where you came up with this.
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512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition-------ATI RADEON X800 XL
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB 10K------------2X Western Digital SATA150 Caviar SE 80GB RAID 0
Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
Zalman 5.1 Headphones----------------------Zalman 5.1 Headphones
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Old 03-29-2005, 03:46 AM   #18 (permalink)
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he means that in the hd itself there is a bridge that changes it from ide to sata just so it can use the smaller cable. this is the same as how alot of technology is first done. the first pci-x vid cards had bridge chips instead of pure pci-x and thats why they were so much more. he didnt mean tehre was a converter that u had to use..
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:01 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Thanks Charbo, Dale doesnt read very well.

I can tell Dale you havent a clue. Did you read what I said.
I havent a clue what you are talking about in terms of IDE
connectors. I simply meant that my SATA connectors are
closer to my hard drives-8" versus about 23" or so for my
IDE and this is the only reason I was looking into the WD
SATA drives.

As to my comment regarding the similiarities between the
WD SATA and PATA drives, here is something to chew on.
The WD JB(pata) and WD JD(sata)............
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
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And...........
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