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Opinions needed on New HDD


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#1 jtkpenguin

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 08:00 AM

Hi,

I'm buying a new 120gb hdd to fit as a slave on my main pc, I know that 7200rpm is preferred........ :thumbsup:
....... but I'm not sure of the best make to go for?

Any advice is gratefuly received.

TIA

JTK

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 05:24 PM

Does your motherboard support serial ata drivers?

For IDE:

Seagate ST3120026A has great ratings.

For SATA:

Hitachi HDS722512VLSA80 has great ratings as well.

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 04:15 AM

Hi, Grinler
Thanks for reply & links I'll take a look, my current config is:

Matsonic MS9138E, VIA VT8751 Apollo P4M266 Chipset
Intel Celeron 4A, 2400 MHz,
SAMSUNG SP1203N (120 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
256 MB (SDRAM)

I've only ever used IDE drives - if the mobo supports SATA, is it ok to have one drive using IDE & the other using SATA?

TIA, any help & advice very gratefully received.

JTK

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 10:48 AM

No serial ATA on that mother board. You need to use an IDE drive

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 10:38 PM

Samsung is offering 3 year guarantee on thier drives. All the HD manufacturers used to then they all sliced to 1 year. I have installed only two samsungs so far. One a 160 GB and the other was a 120 GB. I was favorably impressed with their silent operation. I used to recommend either Western Digital , Maxtor or Seagate to my customers. Now I am adding Samsung to my list until I see different.
I plan to live forever , so far , plan is working.




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