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    New hard drive?

    Sooo..... i'm after a new hard-drive! 80gig+ its gotta be quite and fast! Not sure whether to go sata or not yet. Any suggestions? Also I don't want one that'll die fairly quickly (seems to be alot of hdd rmas atm) so its gotta be reliable!

    Prices + store please!

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    You've got so much choice at the moment then Ethos, You seem to want everything tho, fast, quiet and reliable, not asking for much really are you.

    I'm a maxtor person for reliability i've had the last 4 hd's from them and they are all working still without issue, I've just got 6 * 120gb quantum 8mb sata disks at work, but in the 2 months i've had them i've had 1 fail already. (lucky it was in a 4 disk raid 5 array)

    Can't really comment myself on noise as it doesn't bother me in the slightest like it does some people. But I definitely love Sata, so much easier to install, small increase in performance, but the case is so much tidier with Sata in.

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    I'd agree with TiG on both counts, Maxtor drives are fantastic, and SATA does keep your case tidier, even if there's no performance increase. Take a look at the 120Gb DiamondMax Plus9 model.
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    Samsung are very quiet, but having said that my samsung did fail on me was rma'd no problem and i think it's fairly rare as samsungs are supposed to be very reliable, but it is silent, i can't hear it in my sonata case, which itself is very quiet.

    EDIT:Should have told you what drive i have Spinpoint 160gb 8mb cache 7200 incase you have signature turned of.
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    go for a maxtor sata drive.. i have a 120gb one in one machine, and a 80gb in this one (but i havent fdisk/formatted it yet cos i'm lazy heh, still using a 60gb ata133 maxtor which is cool).. the good thing about maxtors is that they use the liquid bearings which means they are nice and quiet when idling

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    I would agree with Maxtor being the hdd of choice. don't forget their great RMA service too
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    well me and blockers will see how much it is to ship them all the way to Ireland.. why cant they be based in the UK and mean i get some change from a ten pound note

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    yeah, but chances are you will get a better drive in return, iirc it cost me £6 something to post it off to ireland
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    2x160 Sata Maxtor's here, better than my old 30.7gig IDE Maxtor anyways!

    Fairly quiet as well as a speed improvement.
    Just to note, I was going for 120's but for £10 more on each drive I got 160's!
    £10 for 40gig? bargain tbh

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