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    Need a new hardrive for a good price

    Hey all i'm looking for a good, large capacity, 8mb buffer, RELIABLE, 7200rpm,ata, Hard drive

    ive done some research and
    this one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144392

    seems to be the best deal but some review say it isnt very reliable (clicking sounds, fail after a few months, etc)

    im looking for under 100 $ also...

    any suggestions?

    edit: holy hell.. i double thread posted... how did that happen

    sry...

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    Samsung would be nice
    Seagates and Hitachi seem to get decent reviews too
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    I would seriously recommend a SATA drive..
    There a whole lot faster than IDE..

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    well this is for my slightly older computer with a mobo that doesnt have sata


    can anyone suggest an actual model (gimme a link)

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    Ah ok ..
    Well then i should say that the one you already checked out is good enough..
    I mean its from a great brand. standard 7200 rpm .. lots of space..
    Should be good matey

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    i was hoping youd say that
    lol

    although im worried of the complaints some ppl have about it failing and such

    but heh... should i take the risk?

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    You wont go wrong with a WD, however i prefer a Samsung atm
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    heres a strange note

    it says its a 320 gb drive

    but its only showing up has 298 for some people

    if this is the case... im not buying, can someone direct me to a good 250-300-320 gb hardrive? preferably under 100 dollars

    "SANITY...is for the WEAK"

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    samsung spinpoints are good. i just got one and its nice and quiet also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by un1d3n
    heres a strange note

    it says its a 320 gb drive

    but its only showing up has 298 for some people

    if this is the case... im not buying, can someone direct me to a good 250-300-320 gb hardrive? preferably under 100 dollars
    this is because manufacturers use the basis of 1000 bytes is one kb, and not 1024 bytes is one kb... all hard drives are done liek this, quite annoying tbh

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    /\he's right.....

    binary works like this

    0 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 etc etc

    when you get to 1024, it COUNTS as 1 meg or 1 gig (accrding to which we are on about) on your PC but the MARKETING MEN take the 1000 as a meg or gig, leaving you with 24 let over thingy towards the nexy meg or gig.

    So..as the size goes up, so does the potential advertising power..even though the actual PC sees it in its correct size.....1024 is 1 thingy.

    It matters not one jot...you're not being robbed.

    I'd have a Seagate Barracuda if I were you Good, fast, cool, quiet....and they've got 5 year warranty

    That's my 2 penneth

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    I'm sticking with the Hitachi's, they seem to give good performance and reliability for a reasonable price.

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    yah i know about the way they count.. but is it really all hard drive companies?

    ill search around for some seagates

    thanks all for your help

    "SANITY...is for the WEAK"

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    Quote Originally Posted by un1d3n
    yah i know about the way they count.. but is it really all hard drive companies?

    ill search around for some seagates

    thanks all for your help
    Yep, and not just hard drives too! The same is done for some (if not all) mp3 players
    (check your existing HD in your PC...)
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    seagate 7200.10's are the best you can get if you cant afford a raptor..

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Freebird
    seagate 7200.10's are the best you can get if you cant afford a raptor..
    I've just purchased a pair of 320GB 7200.10's - quiet, fast & cool with a 5 year warranty. They seem to be a favourite on the boards at the moment

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