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Recommend a hard drive

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Brogan, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Brogan

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    I've run out of space on my drives so need to get a couple of new ones.
    Can anyone recommend a decent make/model that has the latest UDMA support, etc?
    Probably looking for about 30GB plus but doesn't have to be too big as I already have 2 x 80GB and I can just move some data over to the new ones.
     
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200, 8Mb cache, 40Gb for about £40.

    Played with one last week, and even got it working in an old 440BX mobo. The Seagate disk wizard utility is very nice too.
     
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    or, you can get the 200gb version of the same drive for £95...

    very good drives for the money, quiet and reliable, and less than 50p per gig...
     
  4. Brogan

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    Thanks guys.
    My current drives are Barracudas so I'm happy to stick with them.
    I just wasn't sure if they were good compared to other makes.
     
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    I had a Seagate go belly up and had to have 3 replacements. I got a Western Digital 7200rpm 8mg cache and have had it for about 2-3 years without any problem.
     
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    I'd stick with the Seagates. My experience with WD SEs (PATA) hasn't been good :( .

    3/4 have died completely, 7/8 became extremely noisy & I haven't even oped/used some of the RMA'd replacements rec'd months ago.

    Very happy with my Raptors though :smashin:
     
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    I'll have um :) :laugh:
     
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    Exactly right. ATA is the standard good old ribbon cable. SATA is a new small cable and your mobo will need to support it. The S stands for Serial
     
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    Thanks for that.
    Guess I'll just get the standard ATA then as my mobo is well out of date.
    I always thought serial was slower than parallel... :confused:
     
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    I think the ST3200822A has 8MB cache where as the ST3200021A only has 2MB. this is based upon the ST3160821A only having 2MB cache and should be the same just with an extra head to read the other side of the platter. But from seagates spec sheets the ST3200021A doesnt exist, but is still listed as a model.
     
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    Thanks for that.
    Looks like the 822A is the later/better of the 2 models so that would be the one to go for.
     

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