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    Is this the right hard drive to go for?

    Samsung 160GB IDE 8MB

    I'm wanting something with 160GB, quiet, fast and of course reliable

    I know seagate are meant to be quiet (But not as quiet when seeking) and have a 5 year guarentee but they're more expencive

    What're your oppinions?
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    i've got five samsungs in my 2 machines (including two 160gb ide drives), pleased with every last one of them

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    I too have a Samsung 160 GB (sata though) in my pc, and I have no complaints! Its the quietest drive I have ever had.

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    so i should definatly get the samsung then?

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    Well, I my self am a Seagate kinda guy... They have the highest desity, and have been around for awhile...

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    Also seagate now do 5yr warranties, normally they are only 3 years.

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    Get the sammy m8

    but the seagate is in the opinions of the rest of us just has good



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    Get the sammy m8 !

    just tested my 80gig seagate and am not impressed with the thermals on it....the sammy defo runs a lot cooler !



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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    Get the sammy m8 !

    just tested my 80gig seagate and am not impressed with the thermals on it....the sammy defo runs a lot cooler !

    lol.... my seagate runs cold to the touch! You just must need better air flow. Or it could be that mine is sata and a 160 giger...

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    mmm carn't get better air flow then out side the case pal !

    the sammy happens to be in my shuttle and even in that cramped hot area it was running cooler then the seagate.

    also the seagate is a sata



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    Well, the poll shows an equal result and the Samsungs a few quid cheaper.... also its what i'm tempted to go for because its mean to be quieter whilst seeking

    Thanks for the suggestions guys!

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    You can also make the Samsung seek even quieter and only sacrifice a tiny amount of performance. Even with Quiet Seek enabled it is still faster than the Seagate at most tests.

    To enable Quiet Seek you need to use a DOS program made by hitachi, its a great little program. Quiet Seek will not work with Seagate HDs.

    Go to http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm and download 'Feature Tool'. Then create a bootable disk/CD and run the program next time you restart!

    The process of enabling Quiet Seek is fully reversable.

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    Well, i think i'll order one soon!

    Thanks again for the help

    P.S can anybody beat Tekheads at £63 + Delivery?

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    nope thats a dam good price! Tekheads, never heard of that

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    I think Tekheads are quite well known...... or i hope they are! Dabs are only a few pennys more though :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    also the seagate is a sata
    yea, i noticed that! why do sata hard drives run cooler then IDE? There is a major diference...

    sorry for this being off topic!!

    Also have you looked into diamondmax 10's? I'm shure they will cost more, but they preform very well!

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