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    WD HDD problem..

    I bought a 180GB Western Digital Caviar SE 8MB EIDE on a forum a couple of weeks ago for £80 - to use as a master slave in my system until i upgrade then it will be my main hard drive

    The drive seems to operate fine and have backed up some stuff on it - however it is noisy when its idle - it makes a sort of high pitched noise - and it gets annoying so i have taken it out.

    Now my problem is what to do with it:
    1) Try and return it to Western Digital (drive is about 10 months old) - but will they need to see receipt and stuff? - i was wondering about the returns policy because it says wont accept a drive it was bought second hand?

    2) Try and sell on to someone else

    3) other suggestions...

    also if i do get another drive was thinking about a 160GB Western Digital serial for my new system (£79 new) - any one think this it is worth switching to serial.

    Thanks for reading

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    Go for multiple smaller drives. The really large ones like 160GB+ seem to be full unreliable and don't last too long (unless you're lucky). Dunno about effect of noise level though. My WD 40GB is virtually silent.

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    thanks big al,

    just wondering if anyone else had the same problem with this drive ?

    i think i might switch to a serial drive for now then get another one in the future - so that it will work in a raid configuration - so is western digital still the best for large serial drives? - i know the raptors are good - but they are small! - i need at lot more space than that looking at about 120-160GB

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    Raptors seem to be the best at the moment. But if you can't afford to get two of the 72GB models (about £200 each I think..... ), then Samsung are very good and quiet. Make sure to get the Spinpoint P series though.

    :edit: Did you mean primary slave earlier, not master slave?

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    lol yeh i meant primary slave

    thanks for your help again - i'll look into them samsung drives

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    My IBM drives have alittle program available that lets you lower the noise level at the expense of seek times.....do western digital offer such a thing?

    also must say i didnt know there were 180gb drives...?

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