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Which Hard disk to buy?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by mmughal, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. mmughal

    mmughal Member

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    Hey Guys
    Which Hard disk to buy? Seagate or WD am planing sata but confused on which one to get

    Thankx
     
  2. ddp

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    how big do you want to go but i wouldn't buy wd, maxtor has 80gig for $85Can to 250gig for $199Can
     
  3. The_OGS

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    80GB Maxtor DiamondMax® Plus 9 SATA-150 7200RPM 8Mb 9ms OEM (Model No.: 6Y080M0)
    Yup it is $85 :)
    120GB Maxtor DiamondMax® Plus 9 SATA-150 7200RPM 8Mb 9ms OEM (Model No.: 6Y120M0)
    $115 CDN
    Worth it for $30 bucks?
    Some would rather have two 80s...
    Don't like WDs ddp?
    I've got ATA 80GB & 120GB and SATA 160GB, WD.
    (Not fond of Seagates, personally.)
    My WDs were first with both 8MB cache and 3-yr warranty, but most all HDs have that lately...
    Hold on; my SATA is a Maxtor :)
    L8R
     
  4. mowner

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    There's a new WD hdd that has 10k RPM it's really fast but it's only 36 GB and it cost 129 $ so if u have the extra money get 2 of these toys and raid 0 the hell outta them :)

    personally i got maxtor 120 gb sata
    hmm and that WD HDD is SATA of course.
    But if u dont want to spend more than 200 $ for a hdd get 120 gb maxtor sata it's 115$ i think and its good.
    hope this helps
     
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  5. mmughal

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    Bought a Seagte SATA 120GB , but one thing when i was installing xp, it showed 114GB , where is 6GB down the drain?

    can anyone help

    regards

     
  6. ddp

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    mmughal here is reason off previous link: manufacturers have about 3 different ways of reading a gigabyte, 1 is 1,000,000,000, 2 is 1,024,000,000 & the 3rd is 1,076,000,000 so when you start multipling any one of those numbers you are going to get a different reading
     
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    If you want SATA then WD is the best route. Seagate's specialty is SCSI :) Depending on the purpose you might want the Maxtor SATA drives that have 16MB buffers (250GB and 300GB)

    Because manufacturers define GB as 1E12 instead of 2^30
     

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