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Old 01-26-2003, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Needing a nice hard drive... Any suggestions?

Thinking maybe WD or Maxtor??
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Old 01-28-2003, 12:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I my self prefer WD, but that is only because I have never had a problem with them. I have a total of 4 HDD and all of them are WD. 2 40GB, 1 20GB and 1 80GB.
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Old 01-28-2003, 12:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've heard alot of good about WD, so I'd probably get that.
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All my WD drives have been very reliable and fast.. I've had a 20gb, 40gb, 60gb, and most recently a 120gb.
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I own a Maxtor POS (40gb 5400RPM) I really dislike that

But I also own a Western Digital 7200RPM 80gb HD (8MB Cache)
This thing is a beautiful thing, I highly recommend it.

Western Digital 80GB Special Edition is what they call it
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WD all the way.

But anything but IBM Deathstar is ok.
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IBM Deathstar
hehe, makes you wonder if they were trying to create a harddrive or a super plasma outerspace weapon.


just a thought, lol
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Old 01-30-2003, 11:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Both are equally good. Must have at least 7200rpm. I would go with the one that has the best price. I bought a Western Digital 7200 rpm 200GB hard drive from best buy a few months ago for $205 after rebated. The best price that i've seen out there is $1 per gig. If you want to go to 10,000 rpm or 15,000 rpm then the size shrinks and the price rockets up.
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For a GOOD quality hard drive you should have:

7200 RPM
Atleast 80 GB
8mb cache is superior over standard (2mb) caches

It is almost as good as a 15,000RPM drive! and doesn't get as hot.
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