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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:58 pm

Tigerdirect has a WD 200G 7200rpm, 8mb cache for $89.99 after rebate. I just got one of these for $116 a month ago. Anyhow, if any of ya are lookin for a new HD, this is a bargain.

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Post by Dictator » Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:13 pm

:eek1: Damn, I want it! :ggrin:
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:57 pm

wd just released it's 150 gig raptor. :pbt:
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Post by boat » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:28 pm

[NME]T-Bone wrote:wd just released it's 150 gig raptor. :pbt:
gots one with a winder too...

http://www.wdraptorx.com/

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Post by [NME]SANDMAN » Wed May 17, 2006 12:47 pm

[NME]T-Bone wrote:wd just released it's 150 gig raptor. :pbt:


I picked up the 74 gig 10k rpm Raptor, and it was worth the money i spent. Power button to desktop in less than 15 secs.

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed May 17, 2006 1:10 pm

I leave my computers on 24/7, no wait for a desktop. :P

Now, game level loads and map loads... that's a different story.
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Post by edm » Thu May 18, 2006 12:51 pm

i might be in the market for a new hd soon. My 160gig seagate just crashed on me (2nd segate drive to die on me in the last year). I'm going to RMA both since they are still under warranty, but I doubt I'll be buying seagate again. It's too bad too, because while they were working, they were great. Fast and quiet. Oh well.

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Post by Grummun » Thu May 18, 2006 3:03 pm

edm wrote:i might be in the market for a new hd soon. My 160gig seagate just crashed on me (2nd segate drive to die on me in the last year). I'm going to RMA both since they are still under warranty, but I doubt I'll be buying seagate again. It's too bad too, because while they were working, they were great. Fast and quiet. Oh well.
My wife's nearly-new seagate 120GB just croaked. Darned annoying; I bought it largely because of the 5-year warranty. Didn't expect to actually need it... :cry:

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu May 18, 2006 3:10 pm

edm wrote:i might be in the market for a new hd soon. My 160gig seagate just crashed on me (2nd segate drive to die on me in the last year). I'm going to RMA both since they are still under warranty, but I doubt I'll be buying seagate again. It's too bad too, because while they were working, they were great. Fast and quiet. Oh well.
That's darned odd that you and Grumm have Seagates dying. They are usually pretty reputable. Perhaps a bad lot of them.

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Post by Paradroid » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:54 pm

Hey everybody. I'm helping out a friend with his computer. And based on what he told me he wants to do with his computer, i sugested him to get a 2nd harddrive next to his current 15GB drive. I was thinking 160GB, since those are the cheapest. (about as cheap as 80GB)
But if you have to choose, would you get a Maxtor, a Western Digital, or a Seagate ?

:?: :neu:

They're all 7200rpm, 8MB buffer, and they're all about the same price. (± €65)
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:27 pm

Paradroid wrote:Hey everybody. I'm helping out a friend with his computer. And based on what he told me he wants to do with his computer, i sugested him to get a 2nd harddrive next to his current 15GB drive. I was thinking 160GB, since those are the cheapest. (about as cheap as 80GB)
But if you have to choose, would you get a Maxtor, a Western Digital, or a Seagate ?

:?: :neu:

They're all 7200rpm, 8MB buffer, and they're all about the same price. (± €65)
Maxtor is now owned by Seagate so I'm assuming their quality should be about the same now. I'd definately get a WD over Maxtor (prior to seagate buying them).

Wow, 160g is the cheapest over there? The sweet spot for price/performance right now is the 250g -300g range. It comes out to about $0.28/gig, thats .22 euro/gig.
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Post by Paradroid » Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:48 pm

Yeah i suppose if you calculate it in price per GB, the larger drives are cheaper. But i meant the actual price, because this guy doesn't want to spend much money on it. I noticed that they do still sell smaller drives, like 80 and 40GB but those are only like 10 or 15 bucks cheaper. So you'd be stupid not to get the 160GB.

I guess harddrives are a bit cheaper over there. (Or computer parts in general for that matter.) The best price/capacity ratio i could find here was a 320GB for €100 (.31euro/gig).
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:00 pm

Well, if he's going for price only, then go with the 160. The $10 to 15$ argument you're making is the same here.

$5 difference.
160g WD
250G WD
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Post by boat » Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:18 pm

id make the new drive the main drive, because its bigger and probably faster (the 15G may very well be a 5400rpm drive).

oh yeah, id probaly go with wd, then seagate, then maxtor.

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Post by Paradroid » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:36 pm

So you're saying i should put the O/S on the new drive. But then i'm starting to wonder what to do with the old drive then. I'd probably just leave it out then with that configuration.

Because i was thinking of hooking up the 15GB as the startup drive with WindowsXP. And then using the big one as a storage drive.
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:06 pm

It depends. That 15g drive is probably at least 4 years old. It might not have much life left in it. As boat said, the new drive will have better performance. Also, 15g is pretty small, even for a OS/boot partition. He can't have much space left on that drive after installing XP and all his programs. I usually make boot partitions at least 30-50 gig and use the rest of the drive for photos, music, data, and general storage. This way you can always reinstall the OS without having to worry about losing your data.
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Post by boat » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:29 pm

i still have a little 8G harddrive i use for files/documents. not my music collection or anything, more like pictures/email attachments/smaller programs that i frequently use/install...smaller stuff like that...driver,etc.

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:15 pm

boat wrote:i still have a little 8G harddrive i use for files/documents. not my music collection or anything, more like pictures/email attachments/smaller programs that i frequently use/install...smaller stuff like that...driver,etc.

;)
dang dude. even cochise finally got rid of his old 8gig drive. of course that ain't saying much considering he's still using my old PII-300mhz from '97. :lol:
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Post by boat » Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:04 am

files, man...files... :P

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