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    need new hard drive for £50, quick?

    ok guys, my hard drive died, and i need a new one. got £50, and not looking for sata.
    i had a look around, and there were good ones in ebuyer.co.uk, i need to order today, so plz help.

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    thx howard, i fund this one in microdirect.co.uk
    , which is £1 more and 8mb buffer, one more question...
    i cant find crossover cable in microdirect.co.uk, is it called something else?
    Last edited by serlex; 15-03-2004 at 10:16 AM.

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    Hey,

    Yea definately looking at 80 Gigs for that price, here are a few:

    80 GB IBM Deskstar 7K250 7200rpm 2Mb cache IDE ATA100 £42.24

    80 GB Maxtor 7200rpm IDE ATA133 (6Y080L0) £44.59

    80 GB Seagate 7200rpm 2MB cache IDE ATA100 £44.59


    Or look under "Hard Drives - IDE" here:

    Scan.co.uk


    Also Overclockers have a few. They havea Samsung Spinpoint 80Gig for £45.77

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    thank you guys, great help, im going for the wester national 80gb 8mb

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    sorry guys, any more suggestions, i got £55 now. thx

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    id go with http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=43151 personaly. Really good, fast drives.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Western Digital Caviar 80GB Special Edition 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-000-WD)

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...gital_ide.html

    Price: £42.50 (£49.94 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    With p&p it'll come to ~ £55, good reliable hdd.

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    Another vote for the Maxtor Agent posted. Great drives
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    id go with http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=43151 personaly. Really good, fast drives.
    Wouldnt touch a maxtor personally, they just arent reliable at all. So many die... the only good thing about maxtor is there rma service. Although personally I think it'd be better if there drives didnt fail so much in the first place

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    thx again, i found this one in microdirect.co.uk, similar to ethos's
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/product...ProductID=2902
    any good?, £53 inc vat and p&p

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    Thats the same one as I posted for ~£3 more

    Edit : Didn't see that included P&p! Same drive, up to you where you buy it from. I bought a new drive from ocuk and it came next day (I've had very good service from them lately)!
    Last edited by Ethos; 15-03-2004 at 02:19 PM.

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    Save a few quid? Same architecture as IBM and Hitachi. Heard they're just as reliable but have no experience.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=57114

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    Have to agree with Agent, personally. I've never *touch wood* had a maxtor hdd fail on me yet. Usually quite quiet, nice and zippy, lovely drives, imo. Shame you missed out on the 120GB for 51inc VAT at Tekheds last week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethos
    Wouldnt touch a maxtor personally, they just arent reliable at all. So many die... the only good thing about maxtor is there rma service. Although personally I think it'd be better if there drives didnt fail so much in the first place
    I disagree. They are the best drives ive ever used.
    Seagate coming in a very close second - i only put the maxtor first due to its speed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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