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160g Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by keelby1, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. keelby1

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    I'm looking at getting a Samsung 1604N. For £104 at www.savastore.com it seems a bit of a bargain

    Apparently its as quiet as a Seagate Barracuder VS.

    Can anyone forsee any problems using this in my hcpc which I'm in the process of getting built?
     
  2. TEK

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    Should be ok. One word of warning though - if you are going to have a single partition larger than 137gb then for god sake read this:

    http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/support/faqs/137GB-barrier.htm

    I had a 200gb Maxtor running on XP SP1 and it all looked fine and was happily adding stuff. Then as soon as I hit 137gb it trashed and i lost everything because I didn't run a little 64k "large drive enabler" utility... one of the downsides in buying OEM :(

    So either partition it up or read up :)
     
  3. Daneel

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    The 120GB drive is better value. ~ £0.60/GB vs £0.65/GB.
     
  4. 50/50

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    but does Samsung make good harddrives ?
    There has got to be a reason why they are cheaper than every other HD. If they are anything like IBM drives, i would stay well away...
     
  5. keelby1

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    Its got good reviews

    I've just ordered a 160gb. i would have had to wait for 2-3 weeks for the 120gb

    I'll keep you posted as to how I get on

    Thanks for the help
     

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