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    Samsung 200GB, any good?

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/product...productID=9237

    Can't find any reviews out there so I think its the new stuff.

    I'm still waiting for T7K250, but if this one is nice I may rather jump on this
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    Did you see my post?

    It's samsung and a spinpoint. You can't go wrong

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    shame its only ATA tho! would be nice if there is also a SATA version

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    I've got a Maxtor 200GB SATA drive, but I wish I had a Seagate SATA - Seagate drives always seem so much quieter :\

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    The Spinpoints are very quiet but i didn't find it as "fast" as my WD SE. I did switch back to my WD SE and it seemed it was faster than the Samsung Spinpoint. Still a damn good drive though

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    WD 200G SE is already hell slow compared to other brands, if the spinpoints are even slower, what can I say hmm..
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    Maxtor 6B300R0 *1 | Hitachi 16VLAT80 *2 | Western Digital WD2000JB *2 | Maxtor 6Y160P0 *2
    Given your United Colours of Benetton set of HDDs already, I'm sure you won't need any encouragement to add a new member to the family

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard-wong
    shame its only ATA tho! would be nice if there is also a SATA version
    the P120 series comes in 200 and 250gb, on ata133 or sata300 interfaces. no bugger sells them yet though

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidstone28
    Given your United Colours of Benetton set of HDDs already, I'm sure you won't need any encouragement to add a new member to the family
    I'll see which one will be cheaper, Samsung 250G SATA-300 or Hitachi T7K250. Space is running low here

    IMOH Hitachi and Samsung have the same noise level and heat, but Hitachi is faster. I've never used a Samsung though.
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    Since when has there been a 200GB samsung IDE?

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    MD carries it, Komplett does too.
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    So howcome nobody mentioned it in this thread:

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...ighlight=200GB

    I'm sure i've heard constantly for the past few months that samsung simply dont do a 200GB drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos
    Since when has there been a 200GB samsung IDE?
    You mean PATA, not IDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos
    So howcome nobody mentioned it in this thread:

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...ighlight=200GB

    I'm sure i've heard constantly for the past few months that samsung simply dont do a 200GB drive
    You said its past few months. Not much people know its out already
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeZZeR
    You mean PATA, not IDE
    Did i just order the wrong drive for my needs?


    I've just ordered the drive from the link above from microdirect for a standard external USB enclosure, whish supports IDE hard drives and CD drives. Will this drive not work?

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    There are two types of hard drive, SATA and PATA (IDE).

    PATA uses seat belt connectors and SATA uses thin usb2 like connectors and wire.

    If you bought an IDE PATA you will be fine.

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