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Hard drive that works with vista means?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by pollution, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. pollution

    pollution Regular member

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    What does it mean when a hard drive says it works with vista? I could not find the answer on google.

    These are the two drives I am comparing and the cheaper one works with vista while other doesnt say anything about working with vista.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...mpareItemList=N82E16822148108,N82E16822148136

    The only reason I could see why one is more expensive is because it has more features that make its production cost more?
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    the 1 that doesn't state it works for vista probably hasn't been tested on vista whereas the other 1 has been tested.
     
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    It seems to be a focus on reliability above anything else, perhaps the 7200.10 might be quieter, can't really think of anything else, the specs on the other drive (7200.9) suggest it'd be faster.
     
  4. Blackjax

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    They both should work with vista. The one that writes perpendicular (did I spell it right?) just writes and reads data from the actual platters differently. I have heard different opinions about them but for the most part they run cool and quiet.
     
  5. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Indeed, even an Ancient 2GB IDE drive should work with Vista, just not install it.
     

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