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looking to buy a new hard drive

Post by -mogwai » Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:11 am

i want something quiet and sweet, but not too expensive.

recommendations?

right now, i've got the seagate barracuda st3160023as
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Post by Illuminati » Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:49 am

The 250G w/ 16mb cache from the system guides! ;)
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Post by Apoptosis » Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:53 am

I second that... the drive is solid

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Post by Apoptosis » Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:59 am

and here is some proof:

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It leads these six SATA hard drive models and hangs in the middle or top 2 for the majority of the other testing and benchmarks. It's a sweet drive.

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Post by -mogwai » Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:28 am

fair enough
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Post by -mogwai » Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:01 pm

is the hard drive i want a wd2500ks or wd2500yd?
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Post by Illuminati » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:28 pm

you want the KS because its the SATA II version.

the YD is SATA 1.5gb/sec version.
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